Photo booths gaining in popularity

June 1, 2009

Photo booths are becoming hot rental items for memorable events. By Ken Keberle The old time photo booth has been updated. With new digital technology, custom graphics and other features the updated photo booth is a great new rental item. While the technology is becoming both more reliable and more customizable, the age old appeal …

Air show features 364 tents

More than 165,000 people visited the Avalon 2009 Australian International Air Show in Geelong, Australia, March 10–15, witnessing flight displays and viewing military, commercial and special-interest aircraft. Moreton Hire, a Sydney provider of event temporary structures, had the air show under wraps with 364 tents that covered 31,000 square meters of the Avalon Airport. “This …

Crane safety

Glen Johnson, business manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers (I.U.O.E)/Local 49, testified in front of an OSHA panel in Washington D.C. on March 17, hoping to help shape newly proposed standards that would improve crane safety across the United States. In Minnesota, Johnson has been an instrumental leader in improving training and certification …

TV series for event planners

“Wedding Day”—a new series covering the Big Day—kicks off on TNT Tuesdays at 8:00pm EST starting June 16. The series features celebrity event planner and food expert Alan Dunn (For Better or Worse) and celebrity wedding producer and designer Diann Valentine (author of Weddings Valentine Style). The two will host the program as each week …

Flame-retardant chemicals accumulating in ecosystem

The commonly used flame retardant chemicals polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) used in building materials and textiles are finding their way into coastal ecosystems in South Florida, according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) study released in April. Most U.S. manufacturers have discontinued use of PBDEs voluntarily, and production of the chemicals is banned …

Portable hospital tents

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania received funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to purchase eight portable hospital systems that are packaged as tow-behind trailer systems. The 50-bed hospital systems are strategically located across the state. The systems, which can be inflated in five minutes by six trained people, can function in a …

IFAI State of the Industry

In April 2009, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) released a digital version of its two-part State of the Industry series, published in the February and March issues of Specialty Fabrics Review. Part I focuses on the U.S. industry, covering market size, forces, key markets, market trends, global trade issues and the coming year’s outlook …

Ramirez joins Aztec

Peter Ramirez has joined Aztec Tents, Torrence, Calif. As its new inside customer support representative, Ramirez’s duties include customer service and sales, specializing in transition support for former Anza Tent customers.

Experienced professionals form new company

Industry veterans Noah Hammer, Doc Waldrop, Ben Hay and Catherine Attaway have formed a new company, Full Circle Lighting & Production in Atlanta, Ga. The company focuses on providing lighting design and event production services nationwide.

Leavitt and Parris Inc. redesign website

Leavitt and Parris Inc. of Portland, Maine, has redesigned its company website, visit www.leavittandparris.com.