Join the National Safety Stand-Down May 6−10

May 1, 2019

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 construction fatalities recorded in the U.S. in 2017 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data). The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country to stop fall fatalities and injuries. What …

Crown Point Enterprises Inc. acquires Lendable Linens

April 30, 2019

Crown Point Enterprises Inc., Eighty Four, Pa., dba All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture & Décor Rental, acquired Lendable Linens, Monroeville, Pa., a national linen provider, in late April as part of the company’s latest expansion move. “This acquisition now gives us the ability to increase our presence in the linen sector, and …

Point of Rental names Kelly Hoffman as business manager in Africa

April 22, 2019

Software provider Point of Rental, Grand Prairie, Texas, has announced its expansion within the African continent, adding Kelly Hoffman as its business manager. Based in South Africa, Hoffman will build the company’s presence by aligning hire and rental companies with software solutions. “One of our goals is to be able to provide excellent local service …

Accel Event Rentals introduces new large structure to Hawaii

April 18, 2019

Accel Event Rentals, Aiea, Hawaii, and its partner Koa Capital Partners LLC have completed a major capital investment, bringing one of the largest tent structures ever to the islands. The Losberger De Boer structure will accommodate up to 2,340 guests under a flexible configuration of up to 25,000 square feet. The $500,000 system is only …

The Alleen Company and Lasting Impressions Event Rentals merge

April 12, 2019

The Alleen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lasting Impressions Event Rentals, Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, have merged under common ownership. For 68 years, The Alleen Company has served the Cincinnati area as event rental and tenting professionals. The merger allows the company to offer a greater inventory of tenting, specialty linens, tabletop items, chair styles and …

New Hot Swap program from Kamber

April 8, 2019

Kamber Narrow Fabric Machinery LLC, a global trader and specialist in pre-owned weaving, braiding and knitting machinery, has announced a new Hot Swap program for manufacturers. The program offers manufacturers the opportunity to have their narrow fabric needle looms completely refurbished with a full one-year warranty and with zero minutes of downtime with their current …

Crown Point Enterprises Inc. acquires Be Seated

April 4, 2019

Crown Point Enterprises Inc., operating as All Occasions Party Rental and Marbella Event Furniture & Décor Rental, with locations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus, has acquired the assets of Be Seated in Akron, Ohio. The acquisition supports Crown Point’s strategy, as the company expands its reach in the North East region of the United States. …

Bryant’s Rent-All grows through three generations

April 1, 2019

The future of the company hung in the balance. By the early 1980s, Bryant’s Rent-All in Lexington, Ky., could continue to compete against low-priced big-box retailers for tool and equipment rentals or transition to tent and event rentals. Fast forward to today, the company now known as Bryant’s Rent-All Events and Tents is squarely focused …

2019 State of the Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: A summary of IFAI’s State of the Industry report appeared in the March issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. The tent industry summary is reprinted below. For the summary of all 11 market areas (awnings and canopies, marine, fabric graphics, fabric structures, tent rental, military, advanced textile products, narrow fabrics, geosynthetics, tarpaulins and …

Custom cover for a beer hall courtyard

Rainier Industries designs and fabricates a custom tent for a courtyard so that beer lovers can congregate through the winter.  The building at 418 A Street in Springfield, Ore., has served as a place to nourish body and soul for more than one hundred years. Most of those years it accomplished this as a church, …