In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28, 2022  |  Industry News, People

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer.
Event rental industry legend Bick Jones retires

June 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

After 36 years of serving the event rental industry, Bick Jones, whose latest adventure in the event rental arena was serving as general manager of CommuniLux in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of InProduction, Chicago, Ill., decided to retire May 6, 2022. “I have tried to retire three times, but…
In memoriam: Henry “Hank” Parker

March 4, 2022  |  News, People

Henry “Hank” W. Parker, 89, of Bluffton, SC died on February 19, 2022, at Palmettos Memory Care from natural causes.  Hank lived most of his life in Rochester (Fairport), NY. From 1998-2018, he spent his winters in Hilton Head, SC and his summers along the Saint Lawrence River in Clayton, N…
In memoriam: Chuck Rothstein

February 25, 2022  |  News, People

Chuck Rothstein, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Feb. 5, 2022. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working as an insurance agent and sales manager, Rothstein opened his first business in 1969 — Redi Rentals in Knoxville. The company rented construction equipment and tools. When the World’s Fair cam…
Tent industry remembers Kevin McBride

January 7, 2022  |  Industry News, News, People

Industry leader Kevin McBride passed away Wednesday. McBride, the owner of PJ McBride Inc., in West Babylon, N.Y., served as a longtime leader and member of the Industrial Fabrics Association International and the Tent Rental Division. McBride was the TRD chairman from 2004 to 2006.
Field joins Point of Rental Software

June 24, 2021  |  Company News, News, People

Point of Rental Software has hired Jim Field as its new business development manager. Field will head a small group aimed at touting the company’s abilities to handle businesses in the construction sector. He has more than 30 years of experience managing businesses, split evenly among the hire ind…
Perspective: Scott Sutherland, Olympic Tent/Tacoma Tent & Awning

June 1, 2021  |  News, People

In the summer of 2020, Scott Sutherland was elated with record-shattering sales, but he was also in a situation he had never imagined: out of aluminum, out of fabric, out of nearly every component used to make tents. The pandemic roller coaster had sent the event tent industry from a bust to a boom,…
Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 18, 2021  |  People

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member sin…