Fresh furnishings offer functional design

August 1st, 2008

Lounge spaces and the snazzy furniture that fills them are the latest trend in tented events, from corporate functions to eco-conscious backyard weddings. Depending on the setting of the tent and the client’s budget, a properly fitted tent can now feel like an extension of the client’s home or a posh city nightspot. The newest […]

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Tent companies reach out to China

August 1st, 2008

Tent companies do their part in the aftermath of May’s earthquake. On May 12, everything changed in the Sichuan province of China. In addition to taking many lives, Sichuan’s earthquake leveled schools, hospitals and houses. As Chinese citizens and international helpers began cleanup, several tent companies stepped in to donate their time and materials. Losberger […]

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Tent houses fire station headquarters

August 1st, 2008

Firefighters in Bayonne, N.J., will move into a 50-by-100-foot tent this summer, according to the Jersey Journal. All Points International, Park Ridge, N.J., is installing the tent to act as temporary headquarters for two local firehouses. The timetable for the firehouses’ new permanent facility is still up in the air, officials said. The tent is […]

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Huge pink tent goes up in London

August 1st, 2008

Thousands of fundraisers gathered under a very large and very pink tent in May during the MoonWalk charity event in London. DeBoer introduced the pink tent two years ago to specifically serve the needs of its client, Walk the Walk. The charity has raised more than £40 million (nearly $80 million U.S.) for breast cancer […]

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Chicago area rental leader dies

August 1st, 2008

Art Leonard, head of Big Top Productions, North Chicago, Ill., has died at the age of 53. Along with his wife and five children, Leonard helped build Big Top Productions into a successful company serving events such as the Taste of Chicago, the Kentucky Derby and the Michigan Grand Prix, reports the Chicago News Sun […]

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PS Furniture goes green

August 1st, 2008

PS Furniture, Milwaukee, Wis., has enlisted the help of the Green Business Alliance, Boca Raton, Fla., to implement environmentally friendly operating procedures. With the Green Business Alliance’s “Greenified” program, PS Furniture (formerly Palmer Snyder) intends to integrate environmental stewardship into its daily business practices. The new program involves changes to the company’s office operations, including […]

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Students develop concrete canvas shelter

August 1st, 2008

Two engineering students competing in a British Cement Association competition to find new uses for cement based their entry, an inflatable concrete shelter for refugee relief, on meditations about the compressive strength of an eggshell. “We came up with the two critical components of concrete canvas: a cement-impregnated cloth and inflatable formwork,” said Peter Brewin […]

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Aztec hires account manager

August 1st, 2008

Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has hired Mike Haupt as an account manager for its Northwest and California regions. Visit www.aztectents.com.

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Modern Exposition Services appoints general manager

August 1st, 2008

Randy Breen has been appointed general manager of the Phoenix operations of Modern Exposition Services, Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit www.modernexpo.com.

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New addition to Special Events Rental sales team

August 1st, 2008

Special Events Rental, Warren, Mich., has a new addition to its sales team: Dana Forbes. Visit www.specialeventsrental.com.

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