Choura Events acquires Studio Concepts

March 26, 2019

  Choura Events, Torrance, Calif., has acquired design and fabrication company Studio Concepts, Carson, Calif. Studio Concepts works in exhibit, retail, event, fixture and other environments, turning empty spaces into fully functional, aesthetically pleasing and distinctively branded environments. An in-house design team takes every aspect of a project into consideration: engineering, fabrication, color conflicts, material …

Aztec Tents releases resource for tent permit submittal process

Document provides framework for industry best practices. Tent manufacturer Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has published a new educational resource to help train tent rental companies on proper compliance and regulatory procedures with regard to the process of permitting a tent installation. The document, “Tent Permit Submittal Guide,” covers a wide range of topics related to …

IAA submissions due June 15

March 25, 2019

  The annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications. The awards recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who are selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product …

April is distracted driving awareness month

March 22, 2019

  Just one second of distraction behind the wheel is all it takes to change a life forever. During the month of April, the U.S.-based National Safety Council leads an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving in workplaces, homes and communities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employers and …

Wholesale Tape & Supply marks 35 years in business

March 21, 2019

  Wholesale Tape & Supply (Expendable Essentials), Van Nuys, Calif., is celebrating 35 years in business in 2019. The supplier to the special events, audiovisual, studio and packaging industries began as a distributor of shipping and packaging supplies to the Los Angeles area. Operating out of an 800-square-foot warehouse, owner J.R. Kliaman and his nephew …

McCain Capital Partners acquires Canada’s Chair-man Mills Corp.

March 19, 2019

  McCain Capital Partners (MCP) has acquired Chair-man Mills and its tent and event rental divisions, Event Rental Group and Advanced Tent Rental (together, “CMMC”), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “This is an exciting time for CMMC,” said John Van Schepen, CMMC president, in a press release. “The long-term, strategic commitment that MCP is making …

IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an unrivaled face-to-face environment, where networking …

Women leaders share their best advice and lessons learned

March 11, 2019

The tent and event industry is filled with “wise people who have an amazing willingness to share their expertise,” say Elizabeth Wilson, president of All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio. While the industry remains dominated by men, women-owned businesses and individual women in leadership in their companies are becoming more visible. Women who have taken …

John Wooten joins Point of Rental

March 8, 2019

John Wooten, former CEO of All Star Rents, Fairfield, Calif., has joined software solutions provider Point of Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas, as a product innovation manager. Wooten will work directly with customers to determine their needs, using his real-world expertise to guide solutions within Point of Rental software. “John has an incredible wealth of knowledge …

Newport Tent Company is PEAK Event Services’ newest division

March 6, 2019

Newport Tent Company, Portsmouth, R.I., is now a division of PEAK Event Services of Boston, Mass. Newport Tent has been one of the region’s premier tent rental companies for more than 45 years, known for their exceptional customer service and product offerings. “For more than a decade, Newport Tent Company and PEAK Event Services have …