Advantage Tent Fittings launches new website

June 28th, 2022

Advantage Tent Fittings launched a new website with ecommerce capabilities at www.advantagetent.com. The new site, which is tailored towards tent and event rental professionals, features product specifications, availability, current pricing and the ability to obtain shipping costs when items are added to the cart. Advantage Tent Fittings is a manufacturer of commercial and military tent […]

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OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22nd, 2022

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the grants will target disadvantaged, underserved, low-income, and other hard-to-reach, […]

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Event rental industry legend Bick Jones retires

June 21st, 2022

After 36 years of serving the event rental industry, Bick Jones, whose latest adventure in the event rental arena was serving as general manager of CommuniLux in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of InProduction, Chicago, Ill., decided to retire May 6, 2022. “I have tried to retire three times, but none of them lasted. I love the […]

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Textile groups urge U.S. to maintain penalty tariffs on China

June 16th, 2022

The Biden administration should maintain Section 301 penalty tariffs on finished textiles and apparel from China or risk reversing once-in-a-lifetime nearshoring trends and undermining critical investments and jobs in the U.S. and Western Hemisphere, three key American textile manufacturing groups said today. In a formal submission to the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office, which is […]

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REIC acquires Cahill Services

June 6th, 2022

Rental Equipment Investment Corp. (REIC), Miami, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has acquired Cahill Services, Livonia, Mich. Cahill represents REIC’s second add-on acquisition under Kinderhook’s ownership and the company’s 14th since inception. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Cahill is a provider of specialty rental solutions for high-demand, critical applications across infrastructure, construction and industrial […]

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How to decipher Incoterms

June 1st, 2022

Question: I’m buying some equipment, and the shipping terms in the purchase agreement refer to “EXW Incoterms 2020.” I’m generally familiar with “Incoterms,” but I don’t really have a lot of time to study what each one means. Can you give me a summary of what I’m dealing with when a contract I sign references […]

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Montreal General Hospital Trauma Center

June 1st, 2022

As the pandemic swept across Canada in 2020, Fiesta Tents, located in Saint-Laurent, Que., received many requests to help the Canadian health system cope with the influx of patients. The company would ultimately be involved in several projects ranging from remote Indigenous facilities to testing clinics in downtown Montreal. But one project stood out from […]

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An Olympian Task

June 1st, 2022

Several volunteers and VIPs at the Beijing Winter Olympics are shown outside the 15-by-30-meter double-decker lounge structure by Liri Modular Structure. Photo courtesy of Liri Modular Structure and Liri Tent US. It would have been a tall order for a less adept company. After all, the job wasn’t only extremely high-profile—the Beijing Winter Olympics—it involved […]

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Storm Safety

June 1st, 2022

A darkening sky as an event unfolds is never cause for celebration. But veteran event planners will tell you that what happens from here out depends on how well storm safety planning was done—it can ruin an event, but it can save one as well. Photo courtesy of Kari Pederson. Weather forecasting is one of […]

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U.S. sanctions compliance

June 1st, 2022

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, new sanctions/restrictive measures have been issued by the U.S., EU, UK, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. As a result, Russia is now the most heavily sanctioned country in the world.  On March 15, 2022, the U.S. Department of Commerce hosted […]

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