Event rental industry legend Bick Jones retires

June 21st, 2022

After 36 years of serving the event rental industry, Bick Jones, whose latest adventure in the event rental arena was serving as general manager of CommuniLux in Dallas, Texas, a subsidiary of InProduction, Chicago, Ill., decided to retire May 6, 2022. “I have tried to retire three times, but none of them lasted. I love the […]

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In memoriam: Henry “Hank” Parker

March 4th, 2022

Henry “Hank” W. Parker, 89, of Bluffton, SC died on February 19, 2022. Henry “Hank” W. Parker, 89, of Bluffton, SC died on February 19, 2022, at Palmettos Memory Care from natural causes.  Hank lived most of his life in Rochester (Fairport), NY. From 1998-2018, he spent his winters in Hilton Head, SC and his […]

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In memoriam: Chuck Rothstein

February 25th, 2022

Chuck Rothstein, 87, of Knoxville, Tenn., died Feb. 5, 2022. After serving in the U.S. Navy and working as an insurance agent and sales manager, Rothstein opened his first business in 1969 — Redi Rentals in Knoxville. The company rented construction equipment and tools. When the World’s Fair came to town in 1982, he saw […]

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Tent industry remembers Kevin McBride

January 7th, 2022

Industry leader Kevin McBride, 68, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, in Sun City West, Ariz. McBride, the former owner of PJ McBride Inc., West Babylon, N.Y., was a longtime leader and member of the Advanced Textiles Association and the Tent Rental Division and was the TRD chairman from 2004 to 2006. He was also […]

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GSI issues graduate student fellowships request for proposals

March 10th, 2021

The Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) has released a worldwide request for proposals (RFP) for 2021–22 focusing on innovative geosynthetic research and development projects. Recipients must be pursuing a masters or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university. There will be several awards given (between 8 and 16 awards), each for $5,000. Awards are merit-based, and […]

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MFA welcomes new board members

February 3rd, 2021

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) announces the following changes to the MFA Board: New Directors serving their first three‐year term: Kerri Ames, Yachtsman’s CanvasMike Charlton, Charlton's Marine CanvasMike Hendrix, Keyston Bros Former Directors who have completed their terms and are no longer on the MFA Board: Buddy Sliva, Herculite Products Inc.Brooke Kahn, Keyston BrosRob Kotowski, […]

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ASCE names Lehman, Moore official nominees for 2022 president-elect

January 26th, 2021

The official nominees for American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 president-elect, as selected by the society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Maria Lehman, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, and Peter M. Moore, P.E., ENV SP, LEED AP, F.ASCE. The ASCE election opens May 1 with online ballots accepted through June 1. The election winner […]

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Titan USA welcomes Jefferson to team

January 25th, 2021

Titan Environmental USA (Titan USA) is pleased to announce that Bryant Jefferson has joined the team in the role of technical manager and international sales. With more than 30 years’ experience in the geosynthetics industry, he brings in-depth technical knowledge of geomembrane materials in various applications in addition to a solid background in geomembrane fabrication. […]

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Shiels joins ASTM International board of directors

January 18th, 2021

Brian P. Shiels, senior PPE engineer for ArcWear, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Shiels has served in his current role since 2019, having previously held positions at PBI Performance Products before joining ArcWear in 2018. An ASTM International member since 2008, Shiels serves as chair of the Committee […]

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Walker joins Colorado Yurt Company

January 5th, 2021

Colorado Yurt Company has hired Garrett Walker as director of sales. He will lead the sales and marketing teams as the company focuses on strategic growth opportunities and customer connections to the outdoors. Walker has extensive sales and management experience. Most recently, Garrett was CEO of Teilhaber Manufacturing. Previously, he held a variety of sales […]

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