L & A Tent Rental provides ongoing tent services at busy venue

August 1, 2017

A job at a busy historical site requires custom fabrication, laborious installation and ongoing support. When the Cescaphe Event Group of Philadelphia, Pa., took over as the caterer and planner for the city’s event venue at the Fairmount Water Works, it turned to L & A Tent Rentals of Hamilton, N.J., for an extended project …

Black-tie affair meets southern charm

Details bring warmth and a sense of home to a formal wedding reception. Can a black-tie affair also radiate southern charm? Shelly Fortune of Shelly Fortune Event Design, Lexington, Ky., set out to combine the two motifs for a tented wedding reception celebrating a couple who desired both formality and intimacy in their event. Fortune …

Beginning the code revision discussion

The Fire Code Action Committee (F-CAC) of the International Code Council (ICC) convened in late May in Chicago in the first of three meetings scheduled for 2017 to begin the 2021 code revision cycle for Group A. IFAI Tent Rental Division (TRD) Steering Committee members Linc Aldershof of Verseidag Seemee U.S., Randolph, N.J., and Tom …

Lessons from a recession

The Great Recession of December 2007 to July 2009 propelled corporations to slash spending. Not surprisingly, company-sponsored events were among the first expenditures to go. And the shadow of the major economic decline from nearly a decade ago still lingers today in the corporate event market. “It was bad PR to be spending on lavish …

Sustainability: A way of doing business

For Rainier Industries Ltd., sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a way of doing business. Although the term is often associated with high expenses, Rainier president and CEO Scott Campbell considers sustainability an initiative that makes business sense. “It’s actually pretty easy and saves money,” he says, “so the barriers are pretty dang low.” …

Fiesta Tents installs tents atop pool and over a lake

The clients’ vision for their daughter’s August 2016 wedding in Esterel, Quebec, Canada, wasn’t a new one. They wanted tents installed in the backyard to accommodate more than 200 guests for the ceremony, cocktails and reception. They wanted the guests to be able to move easily from tent to tent. They wanted room for the …

Mountain View Tent Co. offers custom solutions

Manufacturing and renting tents to provide custom solutions. Not too far outside Denver, Colo., in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains, is Mountain View Tent Co.—a family-owned business that prides itself in renting quality tents and providing excellent customer service. The fact that the company manufactures its tents allows it to readily adapt and customize …

The tradition of traveling tent shows

Traveling tent shows­ were once a revered Americana tradition, but they died out in the mid-twentieth century. Now, a British band may bring the tradition back, with the help of two bright yellow Bedouinflex™ marquees from Stretch Structures, a multinational manufacturer of stretch tents, stretch fabric creations and inflatable structures. Duncan Disorderly and the Scallywags, …

Party Reflections Inc. acquires Southern Event Rental

July 31, 2017

Party Reflections Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., has acquired Greensboro, N.C.-based Southern Event Rental. The expansion into the Triad region of North Carolina strengthens Party Reflections’ position as a regional brand in the Carolinas. The 59-year-old company has locations in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. “My parents started the company in 1958 with …

Event Source acquires two south Florida locations of Classic Party Rentals

July 24, 2017

Event Source of Cleveland, Ohio, has purchased Panache Party Rental locations in Pompano Beach, Fla., and West Palm Beach, Fla., from Classic Party Rentals. Now under private ownership of JBK Group Inc., dba Event Source, the Panache locations join Event Source’s four existing territories in the Midwest: Cleveland, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.; and Pittsburgh, …