Tent and Event Trends for 2024

January 3, 2024  |  Industry News, News

Recent event industry growth is being driven by weddings and a rebound from the pandemic. The excitement doesn’t seem to be slowing down heading into 2024. In fact, the United States conference, concert, and event market is on track to reach $660.07 billion by the year 2030, a statistic that t…
NDAA to expand government procurement of American-made goods 

December 18, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), spanning the entire spectrum of U.S. textiles from fiber to finished sewn products, commended Congress for passing the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that will help preserve the Berry Amendment supply chai…
Pacific Party Canopies acquires Stellar Event Rentals

December 14, 2023  |  Company News, News

Pacific Party Canopies, Burlington, Wash., has entered into a strategic acquisition of Stellar Event Rentals, Lynnwood, Wash. Stellar Event Rentals Owner Jim Baker — who is retiring and will relocate to the St. Petersburg, Fla., area — got his start in the rental business with Greg Greenfie…
Peach Fuzz: Pantone Color of the Year 2024

December 11, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul as the Pantone Color of the Year sel…
EventWorks, Quest Events merge

November 30, 2023  |  Industry News, News

EventWorks, a Southeast event rental provider, and Quest Events, a drape and scenic elements provider, unveiled their strategic combination, marking a significant milestone in the event industry. The merger brings together two esteemed organizations to fortify strengths, broaden reach and deliver an…
U.S. to double the number of H-2B visas for 2024

November 20, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), said that it expects to make an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The additional H-2B visas are on top of the congressionally-mandated 66,00…
Advanced Textiles Expo attracts thousands to Orlando

November 14, 2023  |  News

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) completed its debut of Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, Nov. 1–3, in Orlando, Fla., USA.  This year’s event was again collocated with Sun Shading Expo North America, which is organized by Messe Stuttgart, the founders of R + T, th…
ARA quarterly forecast shows slower growth, resilient markets

November 13, 2023  |  Industry News, News

The ARA (American Rental Association) updated forecast indicates that the U.S. equipment rental industry’s growth will soften but still grow. Last quarter, the year-over-year growth was expected to be 7.6% in 2023 and 3.1% in 2024. The most current projections indicate 11.8% growth in 2023 totalin…
In memoriam: Grace Velazco

November 13, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Grace Velazco, 53, Ventura, Calif., died Oct. 24, 2023. Velazco was employed by Phoenix-based PRO EM National Event Services and during her career as an event planner contributed to events including the Rose Bowl, the Oscars and PGA Championships. Velazco was born in Santa Paula, CA to Daniel and Ma…
Glamping tents fabric market to reach $1.9 billion

November 8, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Allied Market Research published a report, titled, “Glamping Tents Fabric Market by Fabric (Cotton, Polycotton, PVC, Polyester, Others), and Application (1 Person Glamping Tents, 2 Person Glamping Tents, Family Sized Glamping Tents, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2…