All Occasions Event Rental acquires Four Seasons Tent Rental

November 15, 2017

All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio, has acquired Four Seasons Tent Rental of Crescent Springs, Ky. Founded in 2003, Four Seasons Tent Rental has been owned and operated by Simon Heidrich for the past eight years. “We are excited to be joining forces with the great team at All Occasions Event Rental and to be …

IFAI magazines win six awards at MMPA ceremony  

November 6, 2017

Awards include two gold and four bronze. IFAI magazines won a total of six awards at the 21st annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards ceremony held on November 2 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Excellence Awards competition was created to recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievement. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges …

CE Rental Inc. recapitalizes Skyline Tent Company

November 3, 2017

CE Rental Inc., Raleigh, N.C., has recapitalized award-winning Skyline Tent Company, Charlottesville, Va., and Charleston, S.C. “The partnership between CE Rental and Skyline Tent Company greatly expands our strategy of being the premier full-service rental provider on the East Coast,” says James Auerbach, senior vice president at CE Rental. “We are excited to leverage the …

Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI president, dies

October 26, 2017

Roy Schweinfurth, former IFAI board member and president, died October 8th. He served on the IFAI Board of Directors from 1977 to 1989, and as IFAI president (a position now called chairman) from 1985 to 1987. He was involved with the IFAI Awning Division, now called the Professional Awning Manufacturers Association. His obituary appeared in …

EXPO 2017 HUB winners announced

More than a hundred IFAI members took part in the daily prize drawings in the HUB at EXPO 2017. One business card was pulled out of the jar each day of the show and the winner received a $50 VISA gift card. On the last day, the lucky winner received a full registration to EXPO …

Arena Americas launches Well Dressed Tables

October 23, 2017

Oak Creek, Wis.-based Arena Americas has launched Well Dressed Tables in the Milwaukee and Chicago metropolitan markets. As the tabletop division of Arena Americas, Well Dressed Tables is focused exclusively on designing and delivering high-quality special event equipment rentals to complement the company’s existing tent and clearspan structure capabilities. Well Dressed Tables offers tables and …

Commerce Dept. to discuss textile industry assessment findings in October 18 Webinar

October 17, 2017

In 2016, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) undertook its first comprehensive survey and assessment of the health and competitiveness of the U.S. textile, apparel, and footwear industry since 2003.  The BIS team is now prepared to share preliminary findings of this critically important study that will be unveiled later this …

Submit your best photos to the InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest

October 10, 2017

We’re looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2018 InTents Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry! Submit photos that meet these guidelines: High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 2 MB at 4-by-6 inches. 2. A safe installation. 3. Good composition, lighting and color. …

Gant retires as Glen Raven CEO

October 9, 2017

Allen Gant Jr. has retired as CEO of textile manufacturer Glen Raven Inc., with C.G. “Leib” Oehmig IV, a 28-year veteran of Glen Raven, stepping in as his successor. Gant will remain chairman of the company’s operating board. Gant joined Glen Raven in 1971 and was named CEO in 1996. Gant announced in 2013 that …

Acquisitions reshape U.S. tent rental markets

October 1, 2017

A wave of acquisitions is reshaping the U.S. tent and event rental industry in 2017—a trend that began even before Classic Party Rentals announced in mid-July that it was selling substantially all of its tenting assets. Beginning in 2016 and accelerating pace in the spring and summer of 2017, several recapitalized tent rental companies acquired …