IAA entries due June 15

April 25, 2013

Be sure to enter your best tent installation and manufacturing projects in the 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA). Entry deadline is June 15, 2013. Enter by May 15 to be eligible to win an iPad! Go to IFAI online to register, log in to your account and submit your project and registration fee. Tent categories …

Arena Group acquires Karl’s Event Services

April 5, 2013

Karl’s Event Services announced this week that it is becoming part of the Arena Group. Arena is a global provider of temporary structures, seating, design and overlay services to support delivery of live events. Arena operates from multiple locations in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Singapore, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain and now the …

Tidewater Sail Cloth Tents by Aztec announces 60th dealer location

April 1, 2013

Tidewater Sail Cloth Tents by Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., is now available at 60 rental locations in more than 25 U.S. states. Alex Kouzmanoff, vice president of Aztec Tents, says increasing customer demand for elegant outdoor tenting solutions required growth of the Tidewater Sail Cloth Tents dealer network. “The announcement of the 60th location of …

Inviting tent interiors

Use interior design concepts to create intimacy in big spaces. By Melissa Paul Wide open spaces in tents offer extensive opportunities for expressing your creativity. But for many party planners, the qualities that make tents appealing can also create significant challenges. The event area may seem overwhelming and lacking in warmth. Yet, it’s absolutely possible …

Tent on ice

Built within a tent, the BLU Ice Bar and Lounge on Lake Superior draws a chill crowd. Birds may fly south for the winter, but one Minnesota resort is luring tourists north—with an ice bar built within a tent. In its third season in 2012–2013, the BLU Ice Bar and Lounge at Grand Superior Lodge …

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Eco-Tent for the Everglades

TUUCI and the University of Miami combine expertise to build prototype structure for national park. Miami-based shade structure fabricator TUUCI Inc. has partnered with the University of Miami School of Architecture to design and build a prototype “Eco-Tent” for the Florida Everglades National Park. The project is a result of an initiative by the U.S. …

Clients now able to purchase directly from Olympic Tent

Rental company clients of Olympic Tent, Tacoma, Wash., are now able to purchase products directly from the 76-year-old manufacturing company for the first time since the 1990s. “This is an exciting change and a tremendous improvement for our clients because we have removed an expensive and cumbersome layer in the sales process,” owner Scott Sutherland …

Herculite names new manager

Herculite Products Inc., Emigsville, Pa., has named Jeff Sparks manager of the custom fabrics and general purpose fabrics sub-segments of the company’s performance and custom products division. In addition, Sparks will manage the company’s tents and structures products division. Sparks has been a part of the Herculite team for seven years.

SEARCH Foundation fundraiser a success

The SEARCH Foundation raised more than $55,000 at its January fundraiser in Chicago, held in conjunction with The Special Event Show® 2013. The SEARCH Foundation supports event professionals confronted with a catastrophic occurrence.

Majestic mountaintop wedding

Clifton Park Rental Center creates an enchanting Adirondack-style wedding on a mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y. More than a quarter mile of winding driveway up a mountain in Lake Placid, N.Y., Clifton Park Rental Center, Clifton Park, N.Y., created a high-end, rustic Adirondack wedding fitting of its majestic surroundings. The tents’ placement and decor created …