Rainier Industries acquires The SEC Group to expand offerings

October 23, 2012

To satisfy increasing demand for their tent products in the event rental business, Rainier Industries has completed the acquisition of The SEC Group in Wilsonville, Oregon. “This is a great marriage of two of the tent industry’s leading players,” said Rainer President Scott Campbell. “Spencer and I have worked together for decades, so combining our …

Submit your best shot to the InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest!

October 11, 2012

Want to show off your work to the entire industry? InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. Show us your photos that meet these guidelines: High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 1-2 MB at 4-by-6 inches. Show a clean, safely staked tent. Good composition, lighting and …

Scott Miller recognized as outstanding entrepreneur

October 10, 2012

TiE Ohio, the Ohio chapter of The International Entrepreneur, has named Scott Miller of Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, the recipient of its Global Entrepreneur Award. The Global Entrepreneur Award recognizes an entrepreneur, either foreign born or local born, who started his or her company in Ohio and has a global presence today. Award criteria considered …

Use small items to make big impressions

October 1, 2012

Bring event spaces to life with smart use of decorative accessories. By Melissa Paul It’s often the little things that make the biggest impression. Accessories add to the atmosphere of a party space and should always reflect the event concept or corporate brand. The subjective world of accessories is vast and varied but may include …

A tented event with everything but the frame

Vendors transform a camp pavilion into an elegant hall, using all the elements of a tented event. Can a “tented” reception not include a tent? That was just one of the challenges for Maureen Riebel of Elegant Events, Boerne, Texas, when she was hired to plan a destination wedding at a camp in the Ozarks …

Dome facilitates out-of-this-world projection

Pacific Domes uses 360-degree projection to bring space down to Earth at SpaceFest. While space enthusiasts spent the summer of 2012 remembering Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon and following Curiosity’s exploration of Mars, Pacific Domes helped to bring a glimpse of space exploration closer to earth. The geodesic dome manufacturer based in Ashland, Ore., …

Pantone releases the Fashion Color Report Spring 2013

Pantone LLC, an authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, details soothing neutrals and energizing brights in the PANTONE® Fashion Color Report Spring 2013. The comprehensive overview of designers’ use of color in their upcoming collections was released on the first day of New York Fashion Week in early …

SEC Group to distribute Hogan’s stakes

The SEC Group, Wilsonville, Ore., and Hogan Tent Stakes, Bloomington, Calif., announce the addition of the SEC Group as a distributor of Hogan’s stakes. The SEC Group will stock common stake sizes and provide additional sales and distribution for the entire product line. Spencer Etzel, president of the SEC Group, says that the addition of …

New hire at Aztec Tents

Aztec Tents has hired Eric Lee as production manager. Lee’s duties will include maintaining and improving efficiencies across all operational aspects of the Torrance, Calif.-based company. Lee joins Aztec after working in operational roles for the United States Golf Association and Choura Events>. 

Losberger US adds sales and client technical support

Losberger US has hired Joseph (Joe) Eimer as sales and client technical support for the northeast region. Eimer brings 21 years of tent rental experience to Losberger, including sales, project management and installation. New York Fashion Week, the Philadelphia Phillies playoffs and the World Series are a few of the projects in his repertoire.