Point of Rental is back on the Inc. 5000 list

August 15, 2019

Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, was named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, for 2019. The honor marks the fourth time the company has been listed, having been named in 2014, 2016 and 2017. “Consistent growth isn’t easy to achieve,” said Point of …

Glen Raven announces new chief marketing officer

August 13, 2019

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, makers of Sunbrella®, announced the hiring of Steve Pawl as its first chief marketing officer. Pawl has a track record of developing growth strategies and strengthening brands for global companies including Husqvarna Group, Fruit of the Loom, Newell Brands and Pfizer. He will direct the global brand strategy, positioning and activation …

One black tent, two-night party

August 1, 2019

EPI turns a massive black tent into a two-night concert and party venue, taking inspiration from the Emerald Isle and the California punk scene. Event planners love to go on and on about their love of working in a white tent, because it’s a blank canvas that can be transformed into anything. But what if …

Canopies makes every tented event inviting and engaging

Canopies Events with Distinction focuses on customer relationships to bring events to life. Making annual events fresh, intriguing and appealing is a constant challenge for tent and event rental companies. And new events need to meet or exceed customer expectations. For co-owners David Hudak and Ken Hudak of Canopies Events with Distinction, Milwaukee, Wis., that …

Truss and stretch structures are perfect pair

Stretch tents and truss structures come together for bold branding and experiential activations. Peanut butter and jelly. Fish and chips. Song and dance. Now add stretch tents and truss structures to the list of things that are better together.  Based in New Zealand, with locations around the globe, Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures (known as …

Tips for sustainable event planning

We have all heard, “Reduce, reuse, recycle.” The experts with furniture rental provider CORT Events offer ideas for sustainable event planning, backed up with the company’s sustainability report on its rental model.  “For outdoor events, having lush greenery is very trendy right now—renting faux foliage that can be used time and time again is more …

Experience TRD at Tent Conference 2020

Connect with tent professionals while enjoying a ranch lifestyle at Tent Conference 2020, Jan. 22−24, 2020, at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in River Ranch, Fla. Registration opens in August.  The biennial event of the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of IFAI features robust education, valuable networking and fun. Highlights will include: The TRD Experience: …

A ‘starry night’ tented gala

A tented art museum gala glows with an elaborate lighting design. To celebrate a major expansion, gala planners at Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Fla., envisioned a tented affair with a black, gold, cream and white palette and lots of light. “The tent was our first source to bring in lighting and gold …

Ulrich Tombuelt hired as CEO of Sattler Corp.

July 31, 2019

Sattler Corp. of Hudson, N.C., has hired Mr. Ulrich Tombuelt as its new CEO. Tombuelt has many years of executive management experience in the textile industry in the U.S. and in Europe. Sattler Corp., a division of The Sattler Group, Austria, is known for its high-tech fabrics.

Working safely in hot weather

July 18, 2019

A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea and muscle spasms. Keep workers safe by following these simple safety practices: Provide water, frequent rest breaks and shade. …