Acquisitions reshape U.S. tent rental markets

October 1, 2017  |  News

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, seve…
Video panel for indoors or out

October 1, 2017  |  Products

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 al…
Understanding the many features and differences in event tent fabric

October 1, 2017  |  Feature

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 kn…
Custom tenting installation at Pebble Beach

October 1, 2017  |  Showcase

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 p…
Inspired!

October 1, 2017  |  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 Fiest…
Specialty tents open new markets

October 1, 2017  |  Feature

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 wor…
TRD considers code revisions

October 1, 2017  |  Business

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 …
Portable sound

October 1, 2017  |  Products

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…
Stadium tent event has tight timelines, hot temps

October 1, 2017  |  Installation Spotlight

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, …