Classic Party Rentals Wins N.I.C.E. Awards

April 28, 2010

The Chicago location of Classic Party Rentals won four NACE/ISES Chicago Excellence (N.I.C.E.) Awards at the 9th annual N.I.C.E. Awards celebration to honor hospitality/special event industry professionals for their achievements. The National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and the International Special Events Society (ISES) held the award ceremony April 20 at the Horseshoe Casino in …

IFF announces Innovation Award

April 19, 2010

The Industrial Fabrics Foundation (IFF) announced the development of the Innovation Award, a new award program created to inspire imagination and innovation within the specialty fabrics industry. Any company that has developed and manufactured an innovative product related to the industry is eligible in one of three award categories: fabric, hardware and machinery; end product; …

IFAI seeks candidates for board positions

April 12, 2010

The Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is now seeking candidates to be considered for three director positions on the IFAI Board of Directors. All candidates must be employed by either an End Product or Supplier member who is in good standing. Interested parties must submit written confirmation of their wish …

Moss promotes Bob Frey

April 8, 2010

Moss Inc. has appointed Bob Frey to executive vice president of research and development. Frey has been with the company since its 2006 acquisition of Nichols Incorporated, where he was the co-owner and general manager since 1999. His major contributions to Moss include the development of the Moss EZ Fabric Wall system and the launch …

Designing tent entrances

April 1, 2010

Creative and well-designed tent entrances will make clients and guests take notice. By Meleah Maynard Temporary structures can be works of art, and Medley, Fla.-based EventStar Structures proved it when the company designed and installed the Audi Pavilion for the German car company’s centennial anniversary premiere of the Audi A8 in Miami in early December …

Marketing with a virtual showroom

Got the goods? Show them off online. By Jamie Swedberg A traditional brick-and-mortar showroom has a lot of disadvantages for a tent rental company. First, there’s space. If one room were big enough to house all the contents of the company’s warehouse, it would be … well, a warehouse. And even then, it wouldn’t show …

The advantages of proper engineering

Proper engineering trumps attempts to save money and time. by Janice Kleinschmidt Last May, consulting engineer Nicholas Goldsmith received a call for help with a tent for the July 4 Coney Island Festival and Flea Market. “A client who purchased a rental tent system from China set it up not realizing that the engineering used …

Frame tent with space upgrade

The radically redesigned Tidewater Frame Tent System takes its inspiration from the successful introduction of the Tidewater Sail Tent, which was released in early 2009. The new Tidewater Frame tent creates the same dramatic appearance of its sister product while eliminating all internal poles to create more usable space inside the tent. Features include a …

Specially engineered fabric

Architent Excel™ high-performance structure and tent fabrics are engineered to deliver optimal performance and dimensional stability across a range of applications. This flame-resistant, waterproof and durable fabric is available in 61- and 72-inch widths in 18- and 24-ounces per square yard. Architent Excel offers hydrostatic and cold crack resistance, with tear and tensile strength. This …

Canvas World War II tents

To meet the demand of living historians, museums and re-enactment and film organizations, Armbruster is now producing canvas World War II tents. To match the original contract specifications for the tents, the company is using much of the same machinery and equipment that were used during the 1940s. Models include the Wall Tent Small, Wall …