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, …

‘Eastern shore glam’ decor for a waterfront wedding

Kari Rider Events combines navy, gold and crystal under a clear-top tent. With its lush gardens, waterfront views and a hotel dating to the early 1800s, the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Md., is a natural choice for a wedding with an “Eastern Shore glam” design. “A clear-top tent cemented the look—enhanced with elegant …

Rooftop installation comes with tricky access

Party Reflections gets the job done for “Hamilton” opening party. Charlotte, N.C., boasts a unique venue known as Rooftop 210, where construction was halted on a high-rise hotel and a rooftop over a two-story restaurant was created instead. “It is a beautiful spot during great weather, but when you cannot count on great weather, it …

Choura Events acquires Studio Concepts

March 26, 2019

  Choura Events, Torrance, Calif., has acquired design and fabrication company Studio Concepts, Carson, Calif. Studio Concepts works in exhibit, retail, event, fixture and other environments, turning empty spaces into fully functional, aesthetically pleasing and distinctively branded environments. An in-house design team takes every aspect of a project into consideration: engineering, fabrication, color conflicts, material …

Aztec Tents releases resource for tent permit submittal process

Document provides framework for industry best practices. Tent manufacturer Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has published a new educational resource to help train tent rental companies on proper compliance and regulatory procedures with regard to the process of permitting a tent installation. The document, “Tent Permit Submittal Guide,” covers a wide range of topics related to …

IAA submissions due June 15

March 25, 2019

  The annual International Achievement Awards (IAA) promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications. The awards recognize innovation, technical skill and design excellence. Entries are judged by industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who are selected for their knowledge in a particular field of study or product …

April is distracted driving awareness month

March 22, 2019

  Just one second of distraction behind the wheel is all it takes to change a life forever. During the month of April, the U.S.-based National Safety Council leads an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving in workplaces, homes and communities. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages employers and …

Wholesale Tape & Supply marks 35 years in business

March 21, 2019

  Wholesale Tape & Supply (Expendable Essentials), Van Nuys, Calif., is celebrating 35 years in business in 2019. The supplier to the special events, audiovisual, studio and packaging industries began as a distributor of shipping and packaging supplies to the Los Angeles area. Operating out of an 800-square-foot warehouse, owner J.R. Kliaman and his nephew …