Classic Party Rentals acquires Water Mill Party

August 1, 2008

Classic Party Rentals has acquired Water Mill Party, which serves the Hamptons market from its location in Water Mill, N.Y. Visit

Fresh furnishings offer functional design

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 …

New addition to Special Events Rental sales team

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

Modern Exposition Services appoints general manager

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

Aztec hires account manager

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

Students develop concrete canvas shelter

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 …

PS Furniture goes green

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 …

Chicago area rental leader dies

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 …

Huge pink tent goes up in London

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 …

Tent houses fire station headquarters

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 …