Peterson Party Center recapitalized by Dubin Clark & Company

December 9, 2014

Peterson Party Center, Woburn, Mass., has entered into a recapitalization transaction with private equity firm Dubin Clark & Co. Inc. The recapitalization enables Peterson Party Center’s president and owner Robert Traina to divest himself of a portion of the business while providing the company with a partner to continue growth. The 60-year-old tent and event …

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Stories of grandeur

December 1, 2014

Multilevel tents gain stature as an impressive, if expensive, way to grab attention, offer prime viewing and add space in a given footprint. By Janice Kleinschmidt When World Cup skiers schuss down the Colorado mountains in February, spectators will view their feats from a high and cozy vantage point. Yes, fans will be hunkered down …

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Covering it all

Two projects show the range of needs a tent company can cover. By Jake Kulju The ability to handle jobs across the spectrum can help create more revenue stability and garner more referrals. Based in Plymouth, Minn., Ultimate Events installs tents for events ranging from large corporate gatherings to backyard parties. Having the capability to …

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Recovered court

Rainier Industries solves a leaky problem for Stanford University’s tennis program. Before Stanford University tennis players could serve, volley, slice and smash under a leak-free structure, fabric installers were required to engage in a little rappelling. California’s Stanford University turned to Rainier Industries of Tukwila, Wash., to redesign and recover a 20-foot-high, 62-by-122-foot tent for …

Tents on set

British Commonwealth bell tents are recreated for TV mini-series. Armbruster Manufacturing Co. produced tens of thousands of canvas tents in support of World War I. One hundred years later, the Springfield, Ill.-based company manufactures clearspans, tensile tents and other modern structures. But it retains the capability to reach back into company catalogs—dating to 1875—and recreate …

December industry news

Marquee Event Group, Austin, Texas, has opened a second location in San Antonio, Texas. The San Antonio location will be operational for the spring 2015 season and will feature both warehouse and design center facilities. Signature Systems Group LLC, manufacturer of modular flooring and roadway systems for access and ground protection, is relocating its corporate …

Let it snow

Atent for Rent overcomes snow and a tight fit to enclose a patio for a holiday party. A client for Atent for Rent Inc., Dedham, Mass., was so happy with an installation at their home for a Thanksgiving gathering that they requested an even bigger set up for a holiday party. The outdoor entertaining area …

A cut above

A New York family business evolves into a rental provider for large-scale events. Hank Parker’s Party & Tent Rentals, Rochester, N.Y., began as tool and equipment rental stores with a limited tent rental inventory available for small parties and weddings. Now, 75 percent of the Berardi family business comes from corporate and sporting events, and …

Expert Q&A

Q: What is Pantone? And how does it relate to color trends for tented events? A:Pantone® is a color matching system used by graphic designers, printers and anything that requires consistent color. Pantone assigns numbers to colors in a system known as the Pantone Matching System (PMS). For example, the logo for our company, Party Reflections, uses …