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Chair-man Mills acquires Event Rental Group

Patrick Flannery   

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Oct. 23, 2015 - Chair-man Mills has acquired The Event Rental Group, creating Canada’s largest event rental company and the fifth largest event rental company in North America.  The firms are both based in Toronto.

The Event Rental Group operates Exclusive Affair Rentals and Advanced Tent Rental. The Event Rental Group companies provide all manner of materials for staging private and corporate events and parties including flatware, dinnerware, glassware, linen, preparation equipment, bar and beverage service, buffet pieces, catering equipment, platters, bowls, seating, tables and votives.

Advanced Tent Rental provides traditionally designed pole and frame tents, high-peak tension top tents, and box beam clear span structures for events and parties.

Granite  and senior management own Chair-man Mills outright. Founded in 1911, Chair-man Mills is recognized as Canada’s leader in the special events industry providing high quality table top rentals, stages and dance floors, and high quality tabletop rentals for special events held at major venues and in Canadian private homes.

John Van Schepen, Chair-man Mills president, said, “The acquisition of the Event Rental Group significantly expands our ability to provide best-in-class event rental services to a broad range of clients in the GTA, Southern Ontario, and throughout Canada. Both companies share the same commitment to service excellence and have built solid reputations amoungst our many clients. We are very excited about the addition of Advanced Tent Rental which is the leading provider of tenting solutions in Canada and enhances our ability to provide one-stop shopping to our clients. In addition to making available the largest and most diverse range of rental products in Canada, the acquisition will improve our ability to invest in new items to meet the changing needs of our client base.”


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