Acquisitions reshape U.S. tent rental markets

October 1, 2017

A wave of acquisitions is reshaping the U.S. tent and event rental industry in 2017—a trend that began even before Classic Party Rentals announced in mid-July that it was selling substantially all of its tenting assets. Beginning in 2016 and accelerating pace in the spring and summer of 2017, several recapitalized tent rental companies acquired …

Video panel for indoors or out

The F4IP LED video panel from CHAUVET Professional is a fair and foul weather friend. With a viewing angle of 140 degrees, the panel has the brightness and clarity to make a vivid impression in outdoor applications even on sunny days. Its magnetic assist hanging function and lightweight magnesium aluminum housing allows for easy installation. …

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Understanding the many features and differences in event tent fabric

The difference between coated versus laminated PVC and features such as durability, weight, strength, cleanability and the end product all factor into making the best investment. A tent without fabric wouldn’t be a tent. And yet, according to fabric manufacturers, there’s a widespread lack of knowledge about this fundamental component of the tent rental business. …

Custom tenting installation at Pebble Beach

A custom tenting installation at Pebble Beach Resorts provides a corporate client with just the right venue for its product launch. At the Lodge at Pebble Beach, Pebble Beach, Calif., Chic Event Rentals is accustomed to making event expectations a reality. The Monterey, Calif.-based company is the preferred tent vendor of Pebble Beach Resorts and …

Inspired!

For a private wedding in August, Durkin’s Tent Rentals of Danbury, Conn., installed a 44-by-63-foot Tidewater® Sail Cloth Tent for the ceremony and a 44-by-103-foot Tidewater Sail Cloth Tent for the reception. Additional tenting included a 9-by-80-foot Anchor Marquee, a 30-by-30-foot Anchor Fiesta® frame tent with a 9-by-10-foot Anchor Marquee, and a 20-by-20-foot Anchor Fiesta …

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Specialty tents open new markets

Want to stand out from the crowd? Specialty tents can open up new opportunities. It makes sense for tent rental companies to build their inventory around traditional products, such as pole and frame tents. These tents are popular and versatile, making them reliable performers. Even so, it may be worthwhile to explore potential markets with …

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TRD considers code revisions

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) Steering Committee, Code Committee and ASTM Committee are developing code revision proposals that will be submitted to the International Code Council (ICC) for consideration during the code cycle for the 2021 edition of the I-Codes. TRD committee members are also participating in meetings of the Special Event Work Group sponsored …

Portable sound

AmpliVox Sound Systems has introduced a redesigned, upgraded version of its Mity-Lite Portable PA System, adding new features for versatility and convenience. The compact 40-watt SW320 Mity-Lite Plus now supports two digital wireless microphones, allowing multiple presenters to be heard by audiences in rooms up to 1,500 square feet. The portable, enclosed PA system sets …

Stadium tent event has tight timelines, hot temps

A clear tent offers gala guests a view of a high-profile locale. Prestige Party Rental of Prospect Park, N.J., has enjoyed opportunities to work on events at MetLife Stadium, the East Rutherford, N.J., home to the New York Giants and the New York Jets, numerous times. So even with a tight timeline, Prestige president Tom …

Natural décor inspires Texas Hill Country wedding

Elements of the Texas Hill Country are woven into a sophisticated design scheme. When Maureen Reibel of Elegant Events, San Antonio, Texas, set out to create a June wedding in the Texas Hill Country, she and her clients took inspiration from the spectacular landscape as opposed to ranch stereotypes—no sunflowers, cowboys boots or Mason jars …