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October 22, 2018

InTents is looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the 2019 Buyer’s Guide. This is your opportunity to show off your best work to the entire industry! Submit photos meeting these guidelines by Nov. 1: * High resolution: 300 dpi and at least 2 MB at 4-by-6 inches. * A clean and safe …

Customer care pro Myrick joins Point of Rental

October 12, 2018

Kristy Myrick, the former senior director of guest assistance and customer care at Hilton, has joined Point of Rental Software as the company’s new global director of customer care. She will oversee in-house support teams in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Having hit 5,000 customers before adding nearly 2,000 PartyCAD users earlier this …

Arena Americas breaks ground on new Midwest region facility

October 9, 2018

Arena Americas, the North American division of the Arena Group, has broken ground on a new 105,000-square-foot warehouse and corporate headquarters in Oak Creek, Wis. “The company continues to pursue its strategic growth plan, and the Oak Creek facility will be our new home for many years to come,” says Arena CEO Paul Bryant. “Arena …

Three trends in fall event design

October 8, 2018

Luxe, minimalist and retro trends top the charts this year in fall event decor, according to the design pros at CORT Events. Experts with the furniture, lighting and accessories rental company based in Chantilly, Va., say that event planners are mixing rustic design with industrial motifs this season. In addition, they advise that art deco …

Second-generation One Stop Tents & Events grows with strong Texas market

October 1, 2018

From tool rental business to growing tented event rental company, One Stop Tents & Events grew up around the family dinner table. For Karen Keesler, co-owner of One Stop Tents & Events in Webster, Texas, learning the ins and outs of running a rental business were conferred to her each night at the dinner table. …

Brenda Hagerty expands Porcupine Canvas from mining gear to glamping tents

Cold calls are a thing of the past,” says Brenda Hagerty, co-owner and president of Porcupine Canvas Manufacturing Ltd. in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. “Calling someone out of the blue to try to sell them something just doesn’t work in today’s industry. What clients want are our feet on the ground.” Hagerty’s history with Porcupine Canvas …

Tented garden installation protects trees and sculptures

Arena Americas creates a stunning tented experience for guests at MoMA’s sculpture garden, navigating an array of trees, fountains, sculptures and other obstructions. Each year the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City hosts its annual Party in the Garden to benefit the museum’s general operating fund. Traditionally the MoMA hosts the event …

Tesla’s latest assembly line is under a fabric structure

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked the automobile and tech worlds in June when he tweeted: “Needed another general assembly line to reach 5k/week Model 3 production. A new building was impossible, so we built a giant tent in two weeks.” The “tent”—or more accurately, tensioned membrane structure—at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant helped the company meet …

Tenting around a flag pole

Elevation, weight and obstructions all factor into a complicated installation at a recently restored site. When organizers of the Prayers from Maria fundraiser suggested a new location for the annual event—the recently restored Old Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island in Cleveland, Ohio—Ramsey Duqum’s answer was simple: No. Owner and CEO of AAble Rents of …

McCarthy Tents & Events brings inflatable structures to the U.S. market

Ease of handling. Ease of installation. And a new product that no one has seen. That’s what led McCarthy Tents & Events of Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., to bring the Evolution Dome to the United States, according to owner Sean McCarthy. “When you see how it looks, it’s amazing,” he says. “Anyone who looks at …