Mahaffey Fabric Structures ranks on Inc. 500|5000

August 25, 2011

Inc magazine ranked Mahaffey Fabric Structures No. 3328 on its 5th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. Established in 1924, Mahaffey provides portable shelter in North …

Tent goes up over nuclear reactor

August 15, 2011

A giant tent is being constructed this week over the reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The reactor was damaged in an explosion following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan in March. Read more here.

A toast to portable bars

August 1, 2011

Decor-infused portable bars make great showpieces for tented parties. The event bar is no longer a wallflower. When designed especially for the event industry, portable bars pair well with decor trends, are easy to transport and offer lots of features that bartenders appreciate. Instead of relegating the bar to a corner or wall, think of …

Hotel patio sends big message with new event tent

A tent helps hotel maximize space and profit. A tent with a big message, installed on the ninth floor patio of the Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, has had immediate benefits for both the hotel and the manufacturer, Ideal Canopy Tent & Structure Ltd., Delta, B.C. “The client’s goal was to maximize profit …

Tents mobilized for Joplin

Training exercise ends as tornado hits. On May 22, emergency responders from nine states had wrapped up a training exercise based on a seismic event on the New Madrid fault line. The exercise included practice installation of a mobile medical field hospital at the Branson, Mo., airport. Prior to the exercise, the Taney (Missouri) County …

The Japan earthquake and the tent industry

A report from IFAI Japan on continuing relief and recovery efforts. By Kikuko Tagawa As Japan continues to recover from the massive March earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan, IFAI member companies in tent related industries have been at the forefront of response efforts. Taiyo Kogyo Corp., Tokyo, and TSP Taiyo Inc., Osaka, …

Companies partner to offer luxury tent rentals

Tent and party rental companies Tents Unlimited Inc. and Event Rentals Unlimited Inc., Atlanta, Ga., have formed a partnership with Gypsy Faire Tents to offer a full line of luxury tent rentals to the Southeastern and national special events market. Gypsy Faire Tents are designed using traditional techniques and expert handmade textile craftsmanship. Exteriors are …

New vice president for Production Power Systems

Bobby Braun has taken an equity part in Production Power Systems, Waukegan, Ill., assuming the position of vice president, sales and marketing. He joins owner Joe Peddle, who retains the title of president. They are joined by Pat Gail, who is responsible for operations, logistics and onsite installation.

Michael Schiml rejoins Partytime Productions

Michael Schiml has rejoined Partytime Productions, Addison, Ill., as an account executive.

Dan Dwight named Cooley Group president

Cooley Group, Pawtucket, R.I., has appointed Dan Dwight as president and chief executive officer.