ABC Industries names Lisa Bauer inside sales coordinator

December 19, 2011

ABC Industries Inc, Winona Lake, Ind., announces that Lisa Bauer has joined the company’s industrial textile fabrics division as inside sales coordinator. Bauer brings more than 16 years of customer service and inside sales experience to ABC. Bauer will be responsible for managing customer accounts, fielding inquiries, order entry and price quotations. She will work …

IFAI Expo Asia 2012 postponed

December 5, 2011

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced in a Dec. 1 press release the postponement of its second IFAI Expo Asia in Singapore. The release said that due to the uncertainty of the completion of construction at the Suntec Center, and the continuing softness of the global economy, it will postpone its Expo Asia 2012 …

Aztec Tents introduces Jumbotrac Lite

December 2, 2011

Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has unveiled Jumbotrac™ Lite, the newest addition to the Jumbotrac family of kedered-frame tent products. Using a reinforced, twin channel, 2-inch West Coast frame platform, the Jumbotrac Lite Frame System significantly reduces wear to the fabric and provides exceptional performance in both short-term and season-long applications. “The Jumbotrac Lite’s innovative, slide-in …

Vintage event decor trends

December 1, 2011

From flea market chandeliers to bone china, vintage event decor trend is here to stay. By Melissa Paul Once relegated to rockers, hippies and uber-trendy jetsetters, the vintage trend has progressed from the fashion industry to the event world, becoming a permanent part of the party planner repertoire. Although some event industry icons proclaim it …

Tented ice rink

Temporary tented ice skating rink sparks the holiday spirit in the city of Memphis. Outdoor ice skating is a beloved winter tradition in cold climates—think about the quintessential holiday scene of skaters spinning and gliding around The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center in New York City. Mahaffey Fabric Structures, Memphis, Tenn., and the Memphis Zoo …

Custom tent brings thrill of the circus to Chicago

Armbruster Mfg. Co.’s history with circus tents dates back to the 1890s, when a traveling circus came to Springfield, Ill., and asked the awning and wagon cover manufacturer to fabricate a new canvas tent. “This was the beginning of Armbruster making large canvas tents,” says president Hellar Armbruster. “Throughout our history we have custom manufactured …

Event-Tex owner

Bobby Braun is owner of Event-Tex, a special event rental company based in Bartlett, Ill.

Atlas Sales & Rentals Inc. opens expanded headquarters

Atlas Sales & Rentals Inc., a national distributor of portable air conditioning, heating and dehumidification products for nonresidential markets, has opened an expanded corporate headquarters at 47233 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, Calif. The 15,000-square-foot facility houses the company’s corporate offices, warehouse and personnel to serve Bay Area customers.

SEC Group adds Flagro product

The SEC Group, Wilsonville, Ore., and Flagro USA Inc. announce the addition of Flagro’s heating and air handling products to the SEC Group’s family of products. SEC Group will represent and provide additional distribution of Flagro box heaters for party and special event customers in the western United States.

MarChem CFI names sales representative

MarChem CFI, New Haven, Mo., has named Laurie Moers as northeast regional sales representative. Based in West Milford, N.J., Moers’ territory encompasses Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island.