Tent OX appoints Scott Pickel director of sales

February 14, 2019

Tent OX™, Enola, Pa., has appointed tent rental industry veteran Scott Pickel as the company’s director of sales. Pickel has 27 years of commercial tent rental experience and has been a board member of the Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association (MATRA) for seven years. Pickel made his first appearance for Tent OX at IFAI Tent …

Economy Tent International announces new COO

February 13, 2019

Frame tent manufacturer Economy Tent International (ETI), Miami, Fla., has named David Leitner as chief operating officer. Leitner joined ETI in 2002 and has served as production assistant, production manager and operations manager. Prior to ETI, Leitner spent six years in the Marine Corp 2nd Marine Division–artillery at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He then went to …

Herculite launches new website

February 8, 2019

Herculite® Inc., designer and manufacturer of flexible composite textiles for performance applications based in Emigsville, Pa., has launched a new website that showcases the company’s breadth of capabilities in materials for solar protection, marine, healthcare, digital graphics media, military and tents and structures. The new website is located at www.herculite.com. “Our new website provides a …

Tent Expo 2019 delivers education and networking opportunities

February 6, 2019

More than 500 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers, equipment suppliers offering hands-on education, as well as vendors for …

Losberger De Boer becomes a centenary company

January 21, 2019

One hundred years ago, Friedrich Losberger and Klaas de Boer laid the foundation for the company that would become a worldwide supplier of temporary and semi-permanent space solutions: Losberger De Boer. In 2019, the company celebrates its hundredth birthday. Both entrepeneurs could never suspect that the tents they built by hand in Heilbronn (Germany) and …

Photo-sharing sites drive trends in event lighting design—and complications

There’s no debate that that social media sites such as Pinterest and Instagram have changed the way lighting is done for tented events. Meetings with potential clients often start with the client pointing to a photo on the website and saying, “There—that’s what I want.” Yes, Pinterest and Instagram offer a wealth of creative ideas …

CORT Events shares top event decor design trends for 2019

January 16, 2019

Event and design trends for 2019 include personalization, textured accents, mixed metals and wireless technology, according to the experts at CORT Events, the Chantilly, Va.-based provider of event rental furniture, lighting and accessories. Color and pattern trends include blue hues in seating, complemented by warm brown tones and vibrant metallics, as well as nature inspired …

New York Tent enters Connecticut market and expands sales team

January 7, 2019

New York Tent, Bohemia, N.Y., is expanding into the Connecticut market with a new office in Norwalk, Conn. The office serves Connecticut and northern New Jersey as well as Westchester County and the Hudson Valley of New York. “The New York Tent family is proud to have a new presence in this new market as …

CE Rental acquires EventHaus of Charleston, S.C.

January 2, 2019

CE Rental Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., announced in late December the recapitalization of EventHaus in Charleston, S.C. Serving the Charleston, Savannah and Hilton Head areas, EventHaus boasts a team with more than 60 years of collective event industry experience. EventHaus is known for introducing innovative new rental products and offering an extensive inventory of …

TRD Steering Committee director Tom Markel dies

December 14, 2018

IFAI Outstanding Volunteer Award recipient Thomas “Tom” Markel passed away Dec. 12. Owner of Bravo Events Expos Displays of Buffalo, N.Y., Markel was honored with the volunteer award in 2014 for his contributions to the Tent Rental Division (TRD) code committee. As a TRD steering committee director and chair of the TRD code committee, Markel …