Peer Executive Groups names 2022 Event & Tent Top Gun winners

July 18, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Peer Executive Groups (PEG) has named the winners of its 2022 Top Gun Awards. The awards recognize rental store operators who receive the PEG Pinnacle Award for Financial Excellence. The accolades are given to the top 25 percent of rental stores, based on financials submitted by rental operator…
OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s&nb…
Event rental industry legend Bick Jones retires

June 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

After 36 years of serving the event rental industry, Bick Jones, whose latest adventure in the event rental arena was serving as general manager of CommuniLux in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of InProduction, Chicago, Ill., decided to retire May 6, 2022. “I have tried to retire three times, but…
REIC acquires Cahill Services

June 6, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Rental Equipment Investment Corp. (REIC), Miami, a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, has acquired Cahill Services, Livonia, Mich. Cahill represents REIC’s second add-on acquisition under Kinderhook’s ownership and the company’s 14th since inception. Financial terms of the t…
In memoriam: Frederick “Fred” Dupy

May 24, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Frederick “Fred” Dupy, 69, of Round Rock, Texas, died May 15, 2022, in Austin, Texas, after a courageous, but brief battle with cancer. Dupy was the president of American Party Rental in Austin, Texas. All who knew him share the same sentiment: He had a huge heart and never let an obstacle get i…
Upholstery & Trim International Council to join IFAI

May 9, 2022  |  IFAI news, Industry News

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced that the Upholstery & Trim International Council (UTIC) with its members are joining the IFAI. UTIC membership is comprised of manufacturers and distributors of fabrics and accessories for applications in the automotive, marine, i…
In memoriam: Thomas “Tom” Fridley

April 21, 2022  |  Industry News

Thomas “Tom” Robert Fridley, age 69, of Waynesville, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, surrounded by his family. Passionate about business, he had a 35-year career at Glawe Awnings and Tents in Dayton, Ohio before retiring in 2011 as part-owner and VP of the awning division. Fridley was …
OSHA creates program to protect workers against heat

April 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News

For the first time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a National Emphasis Program to protect millions of workers from heat illness and injuries. Through the program, which went into effect April 8, 2022, OSHA will conduct heat-related workplace inspectio…