A&R Tarpaulins Inc. expands facilities

December 18, 2012

A&R Tarpaulins Inc. has purchased a 27,000-square-foot lot next to its current location in Fontana, Calif. “We’ve been looking to expand our facilities for a while,” says marketing director Lucy Rivera. “Our increase in production demand has been one of the main reasons. We continue to diversify every year in our different production areas; we …

Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year

December 10, 2012

Will tented events in 2013 take a cue from the Emerald City? Yes—according to Pantone LLC color experts, who have named Pantone® 17-5641 Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year. “Green is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eye sees more green than any other color in the spectrum,” said Leatrice …

New year, new trends for 2013

December 1, 2012

Event planners expect to see more customization, exquisite tent liners, rich colors and a rebounding economy in 2013. By Kelly Treadway Every new year brings new and exciting trends in the tent rental and event industry. We’ve asked event pros to predict what tenting decor trends we’ll see in 2013—and which trends will fade away. …

Gold-medal stable installation

Woodhouse fabricates luxury stables for four-legged Olympic competitors. Woodhouse Show and Event Services, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire, England, has made a name for itself in the niche market of temporary equestrian stables. So when the 2012 Olympics were awarded to London, the company was as motivated to participate as any athlete. In January 2011 Woodhouse bid both …

Preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy

The East Coast tent rental industry braced for Hurricane Sandy, then mobilized in the wake of disaster. When Hurricane Sandy approached the northeastern U.S. on Oct. 29, tent rental companies in the region rushed to secure their inventory. Within hours of the storm dissipating, many of the same companies were part of a massive disaster …

Teeco Solutions names Schoemehl as president

Teeco Solutions, St. Louis, Mo., has named Brian Schoemehl as president. With a 16-year career with AT&T, Schoemehl will leverage his experience in customer service, accounting and sales to continue Teeco Solutions’ growth. Schoemehl will oversee the day-to-day operations of Teeco Solutions, which researches and develops specialized machinery for the party rental industry. “We are …

Arts-centered event in a public space

Après Party and Tent Rental pulls off a sophisticated arts-centered event amid larger-than-life sculptures. For tent and event rental companies, public spaces are bound to mean one thing—a tight timeline. The annual Walker Art Center Fundraiser takes place every September in such a space—the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden in Minneapolis, Minn., which most people recognize as …

A tented backyard bat mitzvah

This backyard bash was the “party of the year” for Ocean Tents & Party Rentals. There are all sorts of reasons why a hard hat is necessary during any tent installation, but for a New Jersey backyard bat mitzvah install, hard hats were required to protect the crew from a tiny bit of nature—combined with …

Securing capital events

Sugarplum Tent Company brings security to Washington, D.C., events. Providing tent and event rental for the Washington, D.C., area often comes with a special concern—security. And Sugarplum Tent Company’s founder and president Davis M. Richardson has been preparing to address issues of security since his graduation from the United States Military Academy, where he earned …

From CAD to reality

Computer-aided design helps clients visualize their events, while offering practical applications. By Holly O’Dell When it comes to planning tented events, computer-aided design (CAD) software is a useful tool on many levels. It can help sell a job, help customers visualize the layout and assist vendors and installers in completing their jobs. “We have found …