Steel and fabric roof structure believed to be largest in North America

June 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Serge Ferrari North America and Dunn Lightweight Architecture have completed what is believed to be one of the largest steel and fabric roof structures in North America at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Ruckersville, Va. facility. In 2014, IIHS lost 100 days on its outdoor test tr…
Company rebrands to reflect full-service event rental service

June 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

An award-winning tent rental company rebrands into a full-service tent and tabletop provider. What began in a garage with a Kia minivan, three margarita machines and a slowly growing inventory of brown metal folding chairs and Lifetime tables from Sam’s Club has matured into a full-service event r…
Arena Americas supplied 114 tents for 2016 Miami Open

June 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Arena Americas supplied 114 tents of various sizes, 80,000 square feet of flooring, liner, hard wall, glass wall and fencing to the 2016 Miami Open. Held at the Tennis Center at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, Fla., in late March and early April, the two-week tournament is considered one of the most g…
Rooftop clear-top tent gala celebrating the automobile

April 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

RG Live Events pulls off a rooftop grand reopening gala that celebrates the history of the automobile. For the multitudes of people who have a love affair with the history of the automobile, Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, Calif., is a wonder. The expansive three-storied automobile museum…
Macon Tent Rentals goes the extra mile to help its clients create memories

April 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects

The staff at Macon Tent Rentals (MTR) in Macon, Ga., knows the company’s phone doesn’t ring unless someone has some fun planned. From ground breakings to grand openings to a business’s family fun day to collegiate tailgating, creating a celebration is what it’s all about. This second-generat…
Tented event trends poised to reshape the industry

April 1, 2016  |  Feature, Projects, Trend Watch

Tented events tend to be subject to the same wishes and whims as other segments of fashion and lifestyle industries. Hot event themes, decor preferences and color schemes change as quickly as the weather. (Remember when everything was chocolate and turquoise?) But sometimes what starts as a fad or t…
‘Gossip Girl’ dream scene for a sweet sixteen

April 1, 2016  |  Projects, Tent Décor

Bringing a client’s dream to life can require all sorts of background research. For a sweet sixteen party at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif., Sonia Sharma of Sonia Sharma Events & Design found herself studying a takeoff of a classic. “The client told us her daughter really liked…
The well-dressed table

April 1, 2016  |  Event Accessories, Feature, Products, Projects, Tent Décor

Selecting the right table linens for events that sparkle means staying on top of trending colors, themes and table arrangements. From standard white tablecloths and their matching napkin counterparts to single floral centerpieces and bland china, the events of yesteryear were often drab affairs. It …
Dome double decker with two views for equestrian event

April 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects

Spectators at sporting events want to be as close to the action as possible. But how do you design a VIP space when you don’t know which direction fans will face to view the event? When Hank Parker’s Party and Tent Rental began planning for the installation of a two-story structure for a four-da…
Tents by Celina offer comfort

April 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News, Project Briefs, Projects

The smallest victims of wars in Iraq and Syria are finding a safe space underneath tents manufactured by Celina Tent Inc. of Celina, Ohio. GlobalMedic, in partnership with the Canadian government and the Women’s Rehabilitation Organization of Iraq, operates a Child Friendly Space (CFS) in Iraq to …