An entrepreneurial mindset

December 1, 2020

For Elite Events and Rentals, downtime during the pandemic creates an opportunity for business planning.  by Cathy Broberg In normal times, Brandon Ahlgren, founder and owner of Elite Events and Rentals LLC, would be keeping a hectic pace. “You take every job you can—go, go, go; get it, get it, get it; move more, hire …

SoCal Tents & Events provides tenting for the U.S. vice presidential debate

SoCal Tents & Events LLC, South El Monte, Calif., is no stranger to large-scale productions and big-name events. Established in 2007, the company was acquired by PRO EM National Event Services in 2017 and does business as URS (Universal Resource Supply) nationally. Along with its California clientele, SoCal Tents & Events’ reach stretches across the …

Baytex wins OFPANZ award

For its 2020 Awards for Excellence competition, the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand (OFPANZ) announced Mount Maunganui, New Zealand-based Baytex as winner in the category of tents, marquees and inflated structures.  Baytex’s entry, the Hampton pole tent, is a new product for the company. The tent combines a traditional pole marquee with the …

Tent CARES Day honors pandemic workers

Tent manufacturers and rental businesses around the U.S. celebrated the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic on Aug. 29 with barbeques, food truck fare and lots of sweet treats. Independent Tent CARES Day events were hosted by members of the IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) and other industry organizations. In addition to honoring health care …

A seaside boardwalk getaway

A corporate event by All Occasions Event Rental provides a seaside boardwalk getaway for winter-weary guests. by Sigrid Tornquist Themed corporate events are all about creating atmosphere, community—and fun. Event planners and tent rental companies work behind the scenes to bring to life a theme and transform a tented space—where attendees are treated to an …

Mahaffey recognizes Pretsch and DeVore

November 30, 2020

In a nod to Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals’ positive impact in support of a wide-ranging customer base, Mahaffey chairman William (Bill) Pretsch has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Vistage Worldwide, a global CEO group. “The Vistage Lifetime Achievement Award signifies Bill’s inspiring leadership, business wisdom and track record of making bold yet sound …

2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to others day-in and day-out. To acknowledge their service, IFAI developed a program in 2012 called …

2020 Honored Life Member Award Recipient announced

Honored Life Member status for Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is designed for individuals who have shown a commitment to the association. Honored Life Membership is bestowed by special request only, and at the discretion of the IFAI Board of Directors to candidates based on the following criteria: Meritorious or outstanding work accomplished for the …

Meet the Newly Elected and Re-elected 2021 IFAI Board of Directors

Each year, Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI) Leadership Development Committee follows a detailed process outlined in our bylaws for electing board members. It is IFAI’s pleasure to announce the newly elected and re-elected individuals who were chosen to serve on the 2021 IFAI Board of Directors. Newly Elected Directors Jennifer Fennell, Polo Custom ProductsJennifer Fennell …

Get listed in the 2021 InTents Buyer’s Guide

November 9, 2020

The annual call for listings in the 2021 InTents Buyer’s Guide will be open Nov. 9–Dec. 7, 2020. The InTents Buyer’s Guide is your comprehensive guide to products, services, equipment and supplies for the tented events industry. Find the products and services you need for your business, and see contact information to purchase products and find related products from …