Clearspan structures meet many demands

August 18, 2017

All Occasions Event Rental of Cincinnati, Ohio, has offered clearspans for 11 years, purchasing the first one in 2006, says Tommy Wilson, director of event services. The company started with smaller structures, in widths of 20, 30, 40, and 50 feet, and currently stocks about 50,000 square feet of clearspan. “We added them to our …

Making equipment investments pay for themselves

August 14, 2017

Prior to investing in new equipment, decision makers in tent rental companies should evaluate each task that needs to be done, measuring the costs of doing each task and looking for ways to eliminate or reduce those costs. Equipment investments should add efficiency and durability to the equation and outperform old technologies dramatically. Often, a …

Jim Reyen, past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, passed away

August 8, 2017

Jim Reyen, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, at his home in Vestal, N.Y. Reyen was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. For more, click here.

Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

August 2, 2017

Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven Inc. and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom …

M&M Event Rentals recapitalizes Marquee Event Group; Marquee’s Holditch to retire

M&M Event Rentals, Carol Stream, Ill., has recapitalized Marquee Event Group, Austin, Texas. This strategic acquisition is the sixth since partnering with Dubin Clark & Co. Inc. in February 2016. Terms were not disclosed. Prior acquisitions for M&M include: Celebration Event Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan. AAA Rental System, …

Mahaffey acquires $24.2 million in tent and structure assets from Classic Party Rentals

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures. Based in Memphis, Tenn., Mahaffey provides temporary turnkey structures and shelter solutions across the United States. With this purchase, Mahaffey will have an expanded network of both personnel and products to …

Moving wash lighting

August 1, 2017

Chauvet Professional’s Maverick MK3 Wash is a powerful and intensely bright RGBW LED moving wash. Powered by 27 40W OSRAM OSTAR LEDs, the new pixel mappable fixture has the output and performance features needed for large arena applications. Depending on the zoom angle, the fixture can produce an illuminance of 89,200 lux when measured at …

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Equipment that makes the job easy and safe

Tent professionals are always eager to find ways to make the job of installing tents easier, safer and more efficient. Equipment developed specifically for the tent industry—by the very people who install tents day in and day out—helps achieve these goals. No one knows who coined the proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Given …

Content creation and sharing

Build trust by educating current and potential customers. As a tent and event professional, you are responsible for knowing the ins and outs of tent rental and installation, and your customers rely on your expertise and guidance in helping them make the best decisions for their event. But today’s consumers are looking to become educated …

Portable air chiller

The WAF-AC-BS-30 from Larson Electronics is a portable evaporative cooling system that combines a non-sparking fan and dry mist technology to cool work areas that do not have access to traditional air conditioning. This portable air chiller features a convenient base stand and provides a solid platform to deliver cooling mist at an optimum height …