U.S. Southwest tent rental companies meet terrain and weather challenges

October 1, 2009

Tent rental companies in the southwestern United States install tents in a diverse range of environments, including sandy soil, rocky terrain, high winds and snow. But Bob Binns of A Rental Connection of Canoga Park, Calif., says one of the biggest installation challenges his company faces is entirely man-made. “I think the largest factor affecting …

TRD calls for entries in Award of Excellence program

Did your company throw a show-stopping tented event this summer, or do you have an event coming up in the next few weeks that deserves recognition? Enter your best tented events in the Tent Rental Division’s Award of Excellence program. Enter online today by posting photos and information at www.tentexperts.org. Winners will be determined by …

New CEO and partnership for Classic Party Rentals

John C. Campanelli, president and CEO of Los Angeles-based rental company Classic Party Rentals, resigned September 10. Pedro Mata, who is on the board of Quad C, which owns Classic, will be acting CEO. Classic Party Rentals, under the leadership of Campanelli, led an aggressive expansion initiative for the company, including a recent partnership with …

DuPont, DOE launch solar research program

Thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules would be used for more mainstream commercial and residential solar energy applications if they were waterproof (moisture degrades PV module performance.) Chemical giant DuPont, Wilmington, Del., will partner with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to solve this problem, testing an ultra-thin protective film during a three-year research project. DuPont …

Film festival features eco-friendly green carpet

For the second year in a row, the Teijin Group will present the environmentally minded Tokyo International Film Festival with an eco-friendly green carpet in place of the traditional red carpet for the festival’s October 17 opening ceremony. The fire-resistant carpet is made entirely of Teijin Fibers’ ECOPET® recycled polyester fiber made from used PET …

IntelEvent changes name

IntelEvent has changed its name to IntelliEvent. The rental management software company based in Monterey, Calif., continues to offer intelligent event management software under its new name. For more information, visit www.intellievent.com.

Textile manufacturers concerned on climate bill

A U.S. House of Representatives bill on climate change and energy passed by a seven-vote margin, and textile lobbyists vow to work on a Senate version that answers manufacturers’ concerns. The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) opposed the bill, “because it will significantly increase energy costs for domestic manufacturers and not those of its …

U.S. Congress revisiting trade agreements

Members of the U.S. Congress are lining up to support the Trade Reform, Accountability, Development and Employment (TRADE) Act, which has 106 initial sponsors from both political parties. The legislation would make sweeping changes in U.S. trade policy, including renegotiation of free trade agreements (FTAs) to ensure national security, product safety, human rights and environmental …

Economy may affect trade issues

President Barak Obama, along with Presidents Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, talked tough about tackling U.S. trade issues with China on the campaign trail. However, like his predecessors, President Obama may have to focus on other critical national issues before China trade comes up in his priority list. The Obama administration did, …

Fabric on tour with U2

Architen Landrell in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, U.K., provided the tensioned fabric cladding system for the U2 360° World Tour stage. The stage was a collaboration between the lead architects Mark Fisher Studio, structural engineers Atelier One, steel company Stage Co and Architen Lardrell. In order to accommodate the rigorous touring schedule, the designers created three separate …