Bridal fair scammer pleads guilty

October 19, 2010

A Pittsburgh woman who defrauded at least 200 wedding vendors as well as thousands of brides-to-be pleaded guilty Oct. 8 to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the Boston Herald. Karen Tucker was alleged to have set up a fake business called Boston 411 and a website that promoted a wedding fair that …

Fourth Global Rental Alliance exchange is underway

October 7, 2010

The latest Global Rental Alliance exchange participants are set to learn about rental practices in different parts of the globe and develop new leadership skills. Matt Gordon of Centenary Hire, Darra, Queensland, Australia, will learn about business practices at Nor-Val Rentals in Armstrong, B.C., Canada, in the month of October. In mid-October, Brittany Haas of …

Event linens create luxurious looks

October 1, 2010

Creative trends in event linens—for any budget. Trends in event linens usually flow from the fashion runway, but budgets in a slow economy are driving event planners to make creative choices with tablecloths, napkins and chair decor. Barbara Ellis, marketing manager for Chicago, Ill.-based BBJ Linen, says that event planners are trying to get the …

Tented holiday markets present lucrative opportunities

Starr Tents builds two markets for New York City shoppers, just in time for the holidays. There’s no place like New York City for the holidays. And as if there weren’t enough shopping options in the city’s iconic department stores and boutiques, tented holiday markets have grown in popularity. Starr Tents of Mount Vernon, N.Y., …

Tent safety enforced during Ramadan

Municipalities in the United Arab Emirates enforce tent safety during Islam’s holy month. Tents are an integral part of Ramadan observances in many areas of the Middle East, and this year, officials in the United Arab Emirates worked to ensure that customs were balanced with public safety. The month-long observance, during which Muslims fast from …

Vitabri opens U.S. offices

French canopy manufacturer Vitabri has opened U.S. offices in Huntington Beach, Calif., and can be contacted at usa@vitabri.com. Damien Vielle is CEO of the U.S. division.

Red Hat Rentals adds location

Red Hat Rentals has added a new location in Palestine, Texas. The tent and tool rental company has additional locations in Fairfield and Athens, Texas.

Recasens S.A. relocates

Textile manufacturer Recasens S.A., based in Spain, has relocated its U.S. corporate offices to 650 Sentry Pkwy., Ste. 1, Blue Bell, PA, 19422.

Karl’s Event Rental opens new branch

Karl’s Event Rental, Oak Creek, N.J., has opened a branch in Belleville, N.J., to serve the New York/New Jersey market. The branch will be managed by Brent Boger, with assistance from Krissy Adams.

American Turf and Carpet opens warehouse

American Turf and Carpet LLC and its parent company, Signature Fencing and Flooring Systems LLC, have opened a warehouse in Sanford, Fla., near Orlando. Dance floor, temporary tent flooring, staging, fencing and barricades are available for pickup and shipment.