Rainier introduces new tube bending technology

September 20, 2017

Rainier Industries, Tukwila, Wash., has enhanced its fabrication capabilities with advanced 3D freeform tube bending technology. This proprietary and innovative machine from Europe allows tubing to be shaped with a variable radius to fabricate completely custom and precise shapes. The machine uses a clean bending process without oil. It can bend any commonly available round …

Peachtree acquires EventWorks LLC

September 18, 2017

Peachtree Tents & Events LLC of Atlanta, Ga., and Nashville, Tenn., together with its capital and mezzanine partners, Gemini Investors and Resolute Capital Partners, has acquired EventWorks LLC with offices in Charleston, S.C., Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. “We’ve had opportunities to partner with several event service companies over the years, and Peachtree’s reputation …

TopTec contribution to hurricane relief efforts

September 5, 2017

Many companies in the event rental industry are working around the clock to help the thousands affected by Hurricane Harvey. TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., is donating a portion of the proceeds from all TopTec tent orders placed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund in honor of …

Clearspan structures meet many demands

August 18, 2017

All Occasions Event Rental of Cincinnati, Ohio, has offered clearspans for 11 years, purchasing the first one in 2006, says Tommy Wilson, director of event services. The company started with smaller structures, in widths of 20, 30, 40, and 50 feet, and currently stocks about 50,000 square feet of clearspan. “We added them to our …

Making equipment investments pay for themselves

August 14, 2017

Prior to investing in new equipment, decision makers in tent rental companies should evaluate each task that needs to be done, measuring the costs of doing each task and looking for ways to eliminate or reduce those costs. Equipment investments should add efficiency and durability to the equation and outperform old technologies dramatically. Often, a …

Jim Reyen, past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, passed away

August 8, 2017

Jim Reyen, 72, passed away Saturday, Aug. 5, at his home in Vestal, N.Y. Reyen was a past recipient of IFAI’s Bruce W. Wodetzki Award, the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. For more, click here.

Glen Raven to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills

August 2, 2017

Glen Raven Inc., a global provider of performance fabrics, has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Sunbury Textile Mills, a market leader in the design and manufacture of decorative jacquard fabrics. Under the agreement, Sunbury will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Glen Raven Inc. and will operate as part of Glen Raven Custom …

M&M Event Rentals recapitalizes Marquee Event Group; Marquee’s Holditch to retire

M&M Event Rentals, Carol Stream, Ill., has recapitalized Marquee Event Group, Austin, Texas. This strategic acquisition is the sixth since partnering with Dubin Clark & Co. Inc. in February 2016. Terms were not disclosed. Prior acquisitions for M&M include: Celebration Event Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan. AAA Rental System, …

Mahaffey acquires $24.2 million in tent and structure assets from Classic Party Rentals

Mahaffey Fabric Structures has acquired more than $24.2 million in assets from Classic Party Rentals, including tents, structure frame, fabric pieces and specialty structures. Based in Memphis, Tenn., Mahaffey provides temporary turnkey structures and shelter solutions across the United States. With this purchase, Mahaffey will have an expanded network of both personnel and products to …

Celina Tent breaks ground on new warehouse

August 1, 2017

Celina Tent Inc. is building a 100,000-square-foot distribution center adjacent to its headquarters in Celina, Ohio. The new building will be nearly twice as large as Celina’s current warehouse facility in nearby Coldwater, Ohio, and will include high bay storage areas upward of 43 feet tall for additional vertical storage. By building a warehouse with …