OSHA fines Karl’s Event Rental $85,000

August 26, 2010

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced Aug. 23 that it has cited Karl’s Event Rental Inc. of Oak Creek, Wis., with 23 safety and health violations that include exposing workers to combustible residues and electrical hazards. Proposed penalties total $85,000. “This company exposed its workers to unsafe and unhealthy …

Tents collapse in severe weather, cause injuries

August 18, 2010

Severe storms preceded two tent collapses that have resulted in injuries in the last week. A hospitality tent collapsed in severe weather at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia on Aug. 13, sending three people to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries, including a 9-year-old boy. All three have been released, according to the …

IFAI presents “Understanding Guidelines for the Safe Ballasting of Tents”

August 10, 2010

Because the tent installation industry is being asked to ballast (weight) instead of stake a tent, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division will hold an hour-long Webinar titled “Understanding Guidelines for the Safe Ballasting of Tents” on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 3 p.m. The TRD believes it is the industry’s responsibility to develop guidelines before untrained officials …

LED options provide a dance floor for every party

August 1, 2010

A fun dance floor is a surefire way to get a party started. And today’s colorful, customizable options are a great choice for all kinds of tented events. Got a corporate logo? Put it on a dance floor. Have a product to highlight? Use an LED floor. Need to get guests into the action? Try …

Tents for a cause

Bike, run, walk or jump—if there’s a ’thon raising money, there’s usually a need for tents. Bike-a-thons and similar sporting fundraisers have been growing in popularity for decades, and the Houston-to-Austin MS 150 is a great example. In its 26-year history, the fundraiser has evolved from 237 cyclists who raised $117,000 in 1985 to its …

Boston Latin School wins solar tent for outdoor classroom

FTL Solar LLC, New York, N.Y., and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) teamed up this spring to promote green energy education to school kids. More than 100 students participated in NWF’s Eco-Schools USA contest by making “green wishes” for their school. Boston Latin School (BLS), the oldest school in the United States, won the competition’s …

Karl’s Event Rental hosts inventory showcase

Karl’s Event Rental, Oak Creek, Wis., hosted nearly 200 guests at a week-long inventory showcase event in early May.

Choura Venue Services changes name

Choura Venue Services, Long Beach, Calif., has changed its name to ChouraEvents to reflect the company’s integrated services.

Moss acquires Pink Inc.

Moss Inc. has acquired the inventory and trade name “Pink Inc.,” and the brand name will continue as Pink Powered by Moss. Debra Roth, former owner of Pink Inc., has been named Director of Design & Creative Events for the new organization.

HTS-HOCKER hires North American sales manager

HTS-HOCKER, Germany-based clearspan manufacturer, has hired Jeffery McInnes as North American sales manager. He will be based in the company’s new office in Jupiter, Fla.