Alert Management Systems wraps up its 34th annual User Conference

December 3, 2019

Alert Management Systems, Colorado Springs, Colo., hosted its 34th annual User Conference in November. Alert’s client base of successful rental operators met to learn about new features in Alert’s upcoming revision release, meet with vendors, network with peers, take classes and vote for desired enhancements. “This is my first conference, and it shows that Alert …

Letter to the editor

December 1, 2019

With heavy hearts, we write this letter of recognition. We have recently heard of the passing of Jed Johnson from Anchor Industries. Jed was one of the first professional contacts we made when we entered this business. He will always be known to us as one of the kindest, warmest and most welcoming men we’ve …

Relaxed and eclectic tented birthday party

La Maison Fête creates a tented birthday party where guests could hang out and have fun. For her husband’s 50th birthday party, a wife turned to La Maison Fête, a full-scale event planning company based in Bedford, N.Y., for a celebration that was fun, light and relaxed. “They’ve spent a lot of time out west, …

A canvas tent gets it own protective cover

Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wis., has never just retired a tent. The performance venue has operated summer-long on the shore of Lake Superior since 1986, and every all-canvas tent theater the venue has acquired stood until Mother Nature intervened—once with fire, twice with hailstorms and once with wind.  When the latest tent was first …

A Classic Party Rental keeps customers in focus

A family business evolves into tent and party rental, keeping customer needs top-of-mind. by Maura Keller Family businesses have long been a staple of the American economy. And A Classic Party Rental in Indianapolis, Ind., founded in 1989 by members of the Hawkins and Bayt family, is the quintessential family affair. Like many family businesses, …

A tent for Antarctic conditions

A tent designed for Antarctic conditions allows researchers to work through cold temperatures and high winds. The Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin−Madison deploys field research teams to Casey Station, a permanent base and outpost on the eastern coast of Antarctica, from September to March. While studying atmospheric changes, the research …

Formula E pit lane structure is a story of ‘firsts’

Losberger De Boer meets the challenges of designing and installing a Formula E pit lane structure in Saudi Arabia. by Jeff Moravec When Losberger De Boer signed on for an installation related to the first electric Grand Prix car race ever held in Saudi Arabia, the company was in uncharted territory, according to Paul Machin, …

Point of Rental honors companies for innovation, engagement and service

November 25, 2019

Five empowering, principled, innovative and caring companies were honored for their contributions to their communities and the industry at Point of Rental’s International Conference in November. Point of Rental, Fort Worth, Texas, provides rental and inventory management software solutions to the rental industry. Each of the honored companies, selected from a deep pool of candidates, …

CE Rental Inc. announces recapitalization of Chesapeake, Va.’s Distinctive Event Rentals

November 18, 2019

CE Rental Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., announced the recapitalization of Distinctive Event Rentals in Chesapeake, Va., in a press release on Nov. 15.   Serving the Hampton Roads region including Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Newport News, Distinctive Event Rentals is a premier provider of corporate and social special event rentals. With a dedicated …

Equipment and event rental revenue forecast to outpace economic growth

November 12, 2019

The equipment and event rental industry in North America is expected to finish the year with total revenue up 5.35 percent to $61.56 billion, the first time combined rental revenue for Canada and the United States has surpassed $60 billion, according to the latest forecast released by the American Rental Association (ARA). The latest updated …