Rainier Industries acquires Outdoor America Images Corp.

November 22, 2022

Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla. Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services nationwide, including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation. Each organization is well established with designers and other wholesalers, and this merger is will strengthen […]

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Snyder Manufacturing Debuts New Website and Logo

November 11, 2022

Snyder Manufacturing, an industrial fabric manufacturer, recently launched a new website and introduced an updated logo as part of their rebrand project. The company’s website offers extensive information on their product lines consisting of vinyl fabric, PVC coated mesh, laminated fabrics, extruded films, and military specification materials including Berry Compliant, Non-Berry and Buy American fabrics. […]

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Ports slowing from record highs

November 10, 2022

Retailers expect a busy holiday season the next two months but imports at the nation’s major container ports should continue to slow from records set earlier in the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “Cargo levels that historically peak in the fall […]

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American Tent introduces Renegade fully-recyclable tent

November 9, 2022

Commercial tent manufacturer, American Tent has introduced the Renegade Series, the first fully-recyclable tent at MATRA’s Tent Show, November 7-10 in Greenville, South Carolina. The Renegade Series features polypropylene-based fabrics that are an alternative to the PVC-coated fabrics that dominate the marketplace; they’re also fully-recyclable, low carbon, and lighter weight. The Renegade Series is ideal […]

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IronCraft, LLC announces new director of digital and dealer development

November 8, 2022

IronCraft, LLC (“IronCraft”), formerly branded Titan Implement, has named Michael Kucharski as its new Director of Digital and Dealer Development.  He joins IronCraft after serving in various leadership roles within the heavy equipment industry, most recently as VP of Dealer Development at Fecon, LLC.  Kucharski has extensive experience in dealer development, having spent 16 years […]

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Tent Conference 2023

November 1, 2022

Tent Conference is the leading event promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. This biennial event features: A robust educational component designed to grow businessesValuable networking opportunitiesAccess to the industry’s top material suppliers Suppliers will: Have access to a targeted customer base in a single locationStrengthen relationships with existing customersGain inside information on […]

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Mitch Holt promoted to GM

October 27, 2022

Mitch Holt has been promoted to General Manager for Lodging Solutions and Industrial Tent Systems (ITS). He has been an industry leader in temporary structure rentals for the past 18 years and joined the ITS organization in 2021 as Director of Human Resources.  Industrial Tent Systems founded By Tim Bolton in 1985 specializes in turnkey […]

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A1 Tablecloth launches virtual showroom & tablescape designer

October 27, 2022

A1 Tablecloth Company, South Hackensack, N.J., has partnered with the well-known 3D visualization platform Merri to launch its very own Virtual Showroom. The platform made for event planning allows users to visualize an event space using 3D models of event props and A1's linens. The Virtual Showroom includes a tablescape design feature, letting users tailor […]

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United Rentals to add zero-emissions hydrogen power generators to fleet

October 26, 2022

United Rentals, Stamford, Conn., will add several hydrogen power generators to its North American rental fleet in the coming months. With the generators, United Rentals customers will have a zero-emissions power solution to charge electric vehicles, tools and other equipment, advancing worksite electrification strategies. The EODev GEH2 fuel cell electro-hydrogen generators bring companies the energy […]

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ARA survey shows rental market stable

October 25, 2022

Both equipment and event rental companies have reached a point of stability after almost three years of a pandemic-induced roller coaster ride, according to the latest quarterly economic impact survey conducted by the American Rental Association (ARA). In answer to the question “Would you say the situation for event rental is getting better, the same or […]

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Shelter Structures America opens new distribution center

October 19, 2022

Shelter Structures America, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., is expanding its national footprint by adding its third distribution facility. The new location outside of Roanoke, Va., comes months after Shelter’s announced it had purchased a new distribution center in Chicago. “Shelter Structures America is committed to expanding its operational footprint across the U.S. to provide an optimized network […]

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Party Rental Ltd. celebrates its golden anniversary

October 18, 2022

Launched in 1972 by founders Michael and Sunny Halperin, Party Rental Ltd., Teterboro, N.J., marks its 50th anniversary in 2022. The company started out as Jersey Party Rental in Englewood, N.J., operating out of a six-car garage behind a local liquor store with an initial inventory of 50 tables, 100 chairs, one style of china, a […]

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Tricia Schmitt named president and chief revenue officer AFR Furniture Rental

October 12, 2022

Tricia Schmitt has been named president and chief revenue officer, AFR Furniture Rental, Pennsauken, N.J. She has been with the company for more than 21 years and also was an AFR client for 10 years prior to joining the team. According to the company, Schmitt has been dedicated to fostering the AFR brand while setting in motion […]

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United Rentals reducing emissions

October 6, 2022

United Rentals, Stamford, Conn., has outlined the steps the company is taking to reduce the environmental impact of its operations and help its customers reduce their carbon footprint. The initiatives United Rentals is undertaking to achieve these goals are detailed in the new white paper “Sustainability at United Rentals.” The white paper details three focus […]

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In memoriam: Jerry Smolar

September 26, 2022

Jerry Smolar, 72, of Beverly Hills, Calif., died Sept. 13, 2022. Smolar is known for establishing The Chameleon Chair® Collection. He was hired by Arthur Andersen & Co. right after graduating from college. Smolar went on to hold executive positions at Safeco Insurance, PIP Printing, Image Entertainment and United Title Insurance Co. In 2005, Smolar established […]

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