In memoriam: Grace Velazco

November 13th, 2023

Grace Velazco, 53, Ventura, Calif., died Oct. 24, 2023. Velazco was employed by Phoenix-based PRO EM National Event Services and during her career as an event planner contributed to events including the Rose Bowl, the Oscars and PGA Championships. Velazco was born in Santa Paula, CA to Daniel and Mary Medrano on July 27th 1970. […]

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PRO EM acquires Kirby Rentals

April 25th, 2022

PRO EM National Event Services, recognized for its work with major national events such as Super Bowl LV, Coachella, The Grammys and The WM Phoenix Open, today announced the acquisition of Florida-based Kirby Rentals, LLC, one of the Southeast's largest suppliers of tents and other event equipment. Along with its assets, PRO EM will retain […]

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Workforce challenges and solutions

December 1st, 2021

Workers with L & A Tent & Event Rentals are shown opening fabric for an install. In addition to weddings, the company focuses on the educational, corporate and event segments, and has become more selective about the jobs it accepts due to labor shortages. Photographer: Envious Media Group; photo courtesy of L & A Tent […]

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SoCal Tents & Events provides tenting for the U.S. vice presidential debate

December 1st, 2020

SoCal Tents & Events, South El Monte, Calif., provided tenting and setup for the 2020 United States vice presidential debate held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. All photos courtesy of SoCal Tents & Events LLC. SoCal Tents & Events LLC, South El Monte, Calif., is no stranger to large-scale productions and […]

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Acquisitions reshape U.S. tent rental markets

October 1st, 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 […]

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Pro Em Party & Event Rentals acquires Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events

July 18th, 2017

PRO EM Party & Event Rentals (PRO EM), Phoenix, Ariz., has acquired Universal Resource Supply LLC and SoCal Tents & Events (URS), a Los Angeles, Calif.-based event rental company. The purchase marks the second acquisition in 45 days by PRO EM, according to a press release. The company acquired Illinois-based Partytime-HDO Productions in May. Financial […]

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