Airrex USA changes name to TEMP-AIR® Equipment Sales

February 26, 2024

Airrex USA is changing its name to TEMP-AIR® Equipment Sales. The new name reflects the company’s expanded brand offerings, which include portable cooling, heating and air quality products that can be used as permanent or temporary solutions.   TEMP-AIR® Equipment Sales, which is based in Waco, Texas, has a nationwide distribution network that sells portable air […]

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March TRD Bootcamp

February 22, 2024

TRD Boot Camps offer hands-on training for installers on topics ranging from safely anchoring a tent and basic site safety to performing site surveys and installing specific styles of tents. Think TRD Boot Camps are just for those who do tent installations? Anyone in the tent industry can benefit from attending! It's a great way […]

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ATA launches Foundations of Safe Tenting course

February 21, 2024

The Tent Rental Division of Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is launching the "Foundations of Safe Tenting" course, a groundbreaking educational initiative developed in collaboration with the American Rental Association (ARA) and the Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association (MATRA). All TRD members can take advantage of this course at NO COST.  Designed specifically for tenting professionals, […]

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Point of Rental Software acquires Record360

February 12, 2024

Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, has acquired Record360, Walnut Creek, Calif., a rental inspection software solution. The acquisition is designed to fuel Record360’s product development and growth, allowing the team to accelerate the pace of product innovation, increase its global footprint, and continue setting the standard for mobile digital documentation tools, a Point of […]

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Tent Expo victorious at Daytona

January 29, 2024

Despite the threat of high winds, severe thunderstorms and dangerous tornados causing some delays with tent installations, Tent Expo 2024 kicked off on January 9 in Daytona, Fla. Over 550 attendees and exhibitors came from as far away as China, Poland and even the United Arab Emirates.  “It was an incredible gathering of tent professionals,” […]

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Rekord Structures acquires BATLite

January 23, 2024

Agility and durability are the most essential qualities of a military operation shelter. These shelters must withstand harsh environmental conditions — everything from extreme heat to violent dust storms and snow banks, and be able to be quickly moved to new locations. Rekord Structures has acquired BATLite® (pronounced battle-light) to create a rapid deployable, turn-key, […]

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Arena launches iconic new look

January 16, 2024

Behind a row of hospitality structures on the 17th hole, the 1927 Club sits on the 18th fairway—a premium tented structure constructed by Arena Americas for a VIP experience. Arena recently launched an iconic new look as part of its continued journey to become a global leader in large-scale temporary infrastructure & integrated event solutions. […]

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2024 TRD Wodetzki inductees

January 15, 2024

Kathy Schaefer, IFM, was one of two Wodetzki inductees. The Bruce W. Wodetzki Award is the tent rental industry’s most prestigious honor. The award is named for the founding member and first Chairman of ATA’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) and recognizes professionals who continue his legacy of impacting the growth, direction and success of the […]

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Anchor Industries launches VXN Clear Span at ATA Tent Expo 2024 

January 9, 2024

Anchor Industries is excited to announce the launch of their latest product, the VXN. This innovative Clear Span solution is set to revolutionize the industry with its impressive features and benefits. The VXN is built with a 130mm x 70mm profile and offers a range of key features that set it apart from competitive products. […]

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Tent and Event Trends for 2024

January 3, 2024

Photo courtesy of @Maggpie_co. Recent event industry growth is being driven by weddings and a rebound from the pandemic. The excitement doesn't seem to be slowing down heading into 2024. In fact, the United States conference, concert, and event market is on track to reach $660.07 billion by the year 2030, a statistic that the […]

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Pacific Party Canopies acquires Stellar Event Rentals

December 14, 2023

Coral-pink florals add a subtle balance to the greenery of the centerpieces and trees, against a tent installation by Pacific Party Canopies. Photo courtesy of Kevin Meyers Photography. Pacific Party Canopies, Burlington, Wash., has entered into a strategic acquisition of Stellar Event Rentals, Lynnwood, Wash. Stellar Event Rentals Owner Jim Baker — who is retiring and […]

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Peach Fuzz: Pantone Color of the Year 2024

December 11, 2023

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz, a velvety gentle peach whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2024. At a time of turmoil in many aspects of […]

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EventWorks, Quest Events merge

November 30, 2023

Photo courtesy of EventWorks. EventWorks, a Southeast event rental provider, and Quest Events, a drape and scenic elements provider, unveiled their strategic combination, marking a significant milestone in the event industry. The merger brings together two esteemed organizations to fortify strengths, broaden reach and deliver an unparalleled full-service experience to event professionals. EventWorks and Quest […]

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U.S. to double the number of H-2B visas for 2024

November 20, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in consultation with the Department of Labor (DOL), said that it expects to make an additional 64,716 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. The additional H-2B visas are on top of the congressionally-mandated 66,000 that are available each fiscal year, and represent the maximum […]

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ARA quarterly forecast shows slower growth, resilient markets

November 13, 2023

The ARA (American Rental Association) updated forecast indicates that the U.S. equipment rental industry’s growth will soften but still grow. Last quarter, the year-over-year growth was expected to be 7.6% in 2023 and 3.1% in 2024. The most current projections indicate 11.8% growth in 2023 totaling $71.5 billion in construction and general tool rental revenue. […]

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