McCain Capital Partners acquires Canada’s Chair-man Mills Corp.

March 19, 2019

  McCain Capital Partners (MCP) has acquired Chair-man Mills and its tent and event rental divisions, Event Rental Group and Advanced Tent Rental (together, “CMMC”), based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. “This is an exciting time for CMMC,” said John Van Schepen, CMMC president, in a press release. “The long-term, strategic commitment that MCP is making …

IFAI Expo 2019 exhibitor Early Bird deadline is March 30

March 13, 2019

Exhibitors: Book your IFAI Expo 2019 booth by March 30 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount. Don’t be left out! IFAI Expo is the largest specialty fabric trade event in the Americas. Each year, more than 5,000 high-level decision makers, industry insiders and qualified buyers meet in an unrivaled face-to-face environment, where networking …

Women leaders share their best advice and lessons learned

March 11, 2019

The tent and event industry is filled with “wise people who have an amazing willingness to share their expertise,” say Elizabeth Wilson, president of All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio. While the industry remains dominated by men, women-owned businesses and individual women in leadership in their companies are becoming more visible. Women who have taken …

John Wooten joins Point of Rental

March 8, 2019

John Wooten, former CEO of All Star Rents, Fairfield, Calif., has joined software solutions provider Point of Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas, as a product innovation manager. Wooten will work directly with customers to determine their needs, using his real-world expertise to guide solutions within Point of Rental software. “John has an incredible wealth of knowledge …

Newport Tent Company is PEAK Event Services’ newest division

March 6, 2019

Newport Tent Company, Portsmouth, R.I., is now a division of PEAK Event Services of Boston, Mass. Newport Tent has been one of the region’s premier tent rental companies for more than 45 years, known for their exceptional customer service and product offerings. “For more than a decade, Newport Tent Company and PEAK Event Services have …

Antari Lighting and Effects opens U.S. operations base

March 5, 2019

Antari Lighting and Effects, Taiwan, a manufacturer of fog machines and entertainment special effects, has established a U.S. operations base in Corona, Calif. Antari’s U.S. operations will focus on strengthening the domestic entertainment growth, expanding its OEM partnerships and enforcing Antari’s domestic patents. Also, the company plans to expand beyond the entertainment industry, into such …

PEAK Event Services opens new Boston showroom

February 25, 2019

PEAK Event Services has merged its Boston locations into an expansive new showroom featuring a private conference room for client meetings and design presentations, wide-ranging product displays, and design services for both industry professionals and individual customers. The 4,000-square-foot space at 15 Elkins St. in South Boston is one of PEAK’s largest showrooms to date. …

CORT Events expands drape service to the Midwest

February 21, 2019

CORT Events, a division of CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, has expanded its drape service to clients in the Midwest, joining the Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State regions of the United States. In addition to furnishings and lighting, the event rental company now offers drape services in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Michigan, …

Tent OX appoints Scott Pickel director of sales

February 14, 2019

Tent OX™, Enola, Pa., has appointed tent rental industry veteran Scott Pickel as the company’s director of sales. Pickel has 27 years of commercial tent rental experience and has been a board member of the Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association (MATRA) for seven years. Pickel made his first appearance for Tent OX at IFAI Tent …

Economy Tent International announces new COO

February 13, 2019

Frame tent manufacturer Economy Tent International (ETI), Miami, Fla., has named David Leitner as chief operating officer. Leitner joined ETI in 2002 and has served as production assistant, production manager and operations manager. Prior to ETI, Leitner spent six years in the Marine Corp 2nd Marine Division–artillery at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He then went to …