Accel Event Rentals introduces new large structure to Hawaii

April 18, 2019

Accel Event Rentals, Aiea, Hawaii, and its partner Koa Capital Partners LLC have completed a major capital investment, bringing one of the largest tent structures ever to the islands. The Losberger De Boer structure will accommodate up to 2,340 guests under a flexible configuration of up to 25,000 square feet. The $500,000 system is only …

The Alleen Company and Lasting Impressions Event Rentals merge

April 12, 2019

The Alleen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lasting Impressions Event Rentals, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, have merged under common ownership. For 68 years, The Alleen Company has served the Cincinnati area as event rental and tenting professionals. The merger allows the company to offer a greater inventory of tenting, specialty linens, tabletop items, chair styles and …

New Hot Swap program from Kamber

April 8, 2019

Kamber Narrow Fabric Machinery LLC, a global trader and specialist in pre-owned weaving, braiding and knitting machinery, has announced a new Hot Swap program for manufacturers. The program offers manufacturers the opportunity to have their narrow fabric needle looms completely refurbished with a full one-year warranty and with zero minutes of downtime with their current …

Crown Point Enterprises Inc. acquires Be Seated

April 4, 2019

Crown Point Enterprises Inc., operating as All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture & Décor Rental, with locations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus, has acquired the assets of Be Seated in Akron, Ohio. The acquisition supports Crown Point’s strategy, as the company expands its reach in the North East region of the United States. …

Bryant’s Rent-All grows through three generations

April 1, 2019

The future of the company hung in the balance. By the early 1980s, Bryant’s Rent-All in Lexington, Ky., could continue to compete against low-priced big-box retailers for tool and equipment rentals or transition to tent and event rentals. Fast forward to today, the company now known as Bryant’s Rent-All Events and Tents is squarely focused …

2019 State of the Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: A summary of IFAI’s State of the Industry report appeared in the March issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. The tent industry summary is reprinted below. For the summary of all 11 market areas (awnings and canopies, marine, fabric graphics, fabric structures, tent rental, military, advanced textile products, narrow fabrics, geosynthetics, tarpaulins and …

Custom cover for a beer hall courtyard

Rainier Industries designs and fabricates a custom tent for a courtyard so that beer lovers can congregate through the winter.  The building at 418 A Street in Springfield, Ore., has served as a place to nourish body and soul for more than one hundred years. Most of those years it accomplished this as a church, …

‘Eastern shore glam’ decor for a waterfront wedding

Kari Rider Events combines navy, gold and crystal under a clear-top tent. With its lush gardens, waterfront views and a hotel dating to the early 1800s, the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Md., is a natural choice for a wedding with an “Eastern Shore glam” design. “A clear-top tent cemented the look—enhanced with elegant …

Rooftop installation comes with tricky access

Party Reflections gets the job done for “Hamilton” opening party. Charlotte, N.C., boasts a unique venue known as Rooftop 210, where construction was halted on a high-rise hotel and a rooftop over a two-story restaurant was created instead. “It is a beautiful spot during great weather, but when you cannot count on great weather, it …

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 …