Party and event
Product Showcase: March 2015
By Candian Rental Magazine
Wedding season approaches. Is your event rental fleet prepared with these top items?
By Candian Rental Magazine
Wedding season approaches. Is your event rental fleet prepared with these top items?
Available by the dozen
Maria flatware, inspired by the Oneida Geneva flatware line, is an 18/10 stainless steel flatware line perfect for the event rental industry. Specially tested to ensure no rusting or imperfections occur, Maria flatware is National Event Supply’s most popular flatware pattern that combines pleasing esthetics with durability. The collection consists of five standard table pieces in addition to eight assorted accessory pieces and is a well-balanced line that has a good weight in a diner’s hands. The Maria flatware line also comes with a proprietary hors d’oeuvre fork measuring 2 5/8 inches as an alternative to traditional bamboo skewers. All pieces are dishwasher-safe and available in economical packages of 12 as an alternative to a full set.
Portable shelters from Impact Canopies are suitable for any rental fleet. They come in nine convenient sizes and are engineered and crafted for durability and reliability. Canopies are held in a fully stocked domestic North American facility for quick turnaround. Looking for more than just an unprinted canopy to add to your rental offering? Impact Canopies has customization available for all products. With locations across North America, Impact Canopies can be a one-stop-shop with an increased product line designed to surpass your rental or branding needs with solutions that fit any budget.
The LM-50-5S-TLR-16X400LTL-LED from Larson Electronics is a trailer-mounted, fold-over, seven-stage light mast that provides a safe and effective way for operators to quickly deploy 16 400-watt LED light heads to elevations up to 50 feet. This light plant folds over for easy transportation, features a hydraulic upright-assist air-poered mast and high-output LED light fixtures. The entire assembly is mounted to a 21-by-eight-foot tandem axle trailer, allowing operators to transport this unit from location to location. Included with this megatower are 16 of our wet-area-suitable, high-output LED light fixtures producing a combined 832,000 lumens of pure LED illumination. The 16 LED light heads are mounted atop the light mast and can safely and quickly be deployed up to 50 feet for full lighting coverage or collapsed to 13.5 feet for applications where a footprint smaller is required. Each light is securely fastened to the light boom and each lamp includes a support bracket to help maintain lamp stability within its housing.
Modern, clean look
Anchor released the F3 tent in 2014. It is simple, with a unique slide-track frame that has 65 per cent fewer parts than comparable frame tents. The F3 uses a one-of-a-kind push-stop button connection. It is strong and engineered to withstand the rigors of the tent rental industry. It is elegant; with no interior braces or cabling the F3 creates a modern, clean, and attractive look. And it provides value, offering tent renters easier installation.
Simply plug the AirGo Big Ass Fan into any 110V/15A receptacle and feel the cooling breeze. This eight-foot fan delivers air flow half the length of a football field (about 140 feet) and is quiet enough to allow conversation directly in front of it (AirGo is eight times quieter than a 34-inch high velocity fan). Simple, variable-speed adjustments with the push of a button and floor-to-ceiling coverage with the adjustment of handles make this unit easy enough for anyone to operate. It is easy to move and use indoors or outdoors with its four-wheel steering and also has an option for a misting kit for those hot summer days. For parties, weddings, festivals and events, this versatile fan delivers the breeze where customers need it most.
Curved crown connection
Fiesta’s new generation of tents, the Legacy Series, is now offered in 40- and 50-foot wide options. With its curved lines, the Legacy Series boasts aerodynamic qualities and an innovative look that is sure to draw the eye. Combining the advantages of frame tents and clear span structures, this product will add value to any tent rental inventory or create a unique and practical hospitality area for any hotel, private club or golf course. Features include kedered roofs and walls with a curved crown connection for easy installation of roof covers by preventing the keder from snagging in the joints. Legacy tents also feature rigid connectors and frame assembly without any nuts or bolts. The new Legacy extrusion creates lightweight rafters and uprights, which allow for erection with only a four-man crew while maintaining structural integrity of the frame. The 40- and 50-foot Legacy models include a 24-degree roof slope for superior water shedding and higher interior space with a bigger and sturdier frame on swivel base plates to facilitate raising the arches.
Crown Verity’s Pro-Series Grills are built to perform in any environment and withstand the harshest conditions. Double crash-bars protect the control knobs and valves, while heavy-duty handles on either end of the unit allow for easy transport. Oversized wheels and locking castors offer excellent mobility. The units ship fully assembled with a reinforced frame and tapered legs for maximum strength and durability. This grill is built to withstand the rigors of the rental industry. Crown Verity offers a lifetime warranty on the body and cooking grates and a 10-year warranty on the burners. Stainless steel construction makes cleanup and maintenance a breeze. It also means this unit will heat up and recover in seconds. Angled drip-guards and the under-grill water pan keep flare-ups to a minimum.
The RCB-48 is the most popular model with the optional roll dome. It features a 46-by-21-inch cooking surface, six burners and 99,000-BTU heat capacity. Larger 60- and 72-inch models are also available.
Lind Equipment’s patented Beacon360 LED area light will light up to 50 feet in every direction with no dangerous heat and low energy usage. Its small form factor and variety of mounting options makes it incredibly versatile. It can be mounted on a four-by-eight-foot tripod for large area lighting, or hung upside-down in a tent. The Beacon360 is rated for indoor and outdoor use. Bright white LEDs will last for over 50,000 hours, meaning no maintenance required between rentals and no more bulbs to replace or dangerous heat to worry about from traditional bulb-based lights.
Speeds up as needed
Subaru Inverter Generators feature the latest in inverter generator technology. Models in the line include the RG3200iS at 3,200 watts and the RG4300iS — the first-ever 4,300-watt inverter generator. The Inverter Series is covered under Subaru’s new five-year limited warranty, which includes both the engine and generator. The advanced inverter technology significantly reduces running sound. Conventional generator designs run the engine at full speed regardless of the amount of power being used. Subaru inverter generators run the engine at a slower speed for low power use and automatically increase speed as more electrical power is required. Further sound reduction is achieved through the advanced reverse cooling design. This allows the generators to be fully enclosed in a sound-absorbing poly-resin enclosure for near-silent operation. The RG3200iS and RG4300iS models are powered by Subaru’s EX OHC (overhead cam) gasoline engines. Voltage and frequency are electronically controlled to maintain accuracy through the full power range.
Fills two needs
Doosan Portable Power offers a single solution for two important event needs — power and light — with the L20 light tower and mobile generator. The L20 features a hydraulically powered vertical mast light tower perfect for illuminating outdoor and nighttime events, while the 20 kW generator provides reliable power. The L20 light tower has four 1,000-watt metal halide lamps mounted on a vertical mast that extends to a full height of 25 feet, eight inches in less than 30 seconds. Minimum stowed height is eight feet. Each lamp easily adjusts with a locking pin system that provides simple, fluid movement. The light head can be adjusted horizontally and vertically and each light fixture can be maneuvered independently to provide optimal illumination. The 20 kW generator is powered by an Isuzu 4LE2 direct injected engine with a single-phase Leroy Somer alternator. This Isuzu engine provides a 14 per cent fuel savings over competitive indirect injected engines in this power class. Proving that power doesn’t have to be noisy, the L20 provides reliable, quiet operation at just 69 decibels. The L20 is a model of durability, able to withstand winds of more than 65 miles per hour, while a 70-gallon fuel tank provides 57 hours of continuous operation at 100 per cent load. The unit comes standard with 110 per cent fluid containment and includes a removable panel for radiator fill, a hooded exhaust cover and central drains. A detachable drawbar offers trouble-free towing, while convenient internal lamp storage ensures protection during transport.
Twister Display introduces the Selfie Booth, an affordable alternative to expensive photo booths. Why spend a lot of money on a pricey camera and computer only to have the added expense of costly photo paper and ink when people just want to use their phone to take a picture they can upload to social media? Your customers can save money by renting just the equipment they really need: a booth, backdrop and fun props. Everyone has a mobile phone these days and the selfie craze continues to grow in popularity. Plus, by providing just the booth and props and allowing people to use their own phone cameras, you don’t run the risk of having a computer glitch or printer problem ruin the event and cost business. The Selfie Booth is suitable for corporate events, birthday parties, wedding receptions, bridal showers, proms, and bachelor/bachelorette parties. It includes a powder-coated steel frame, drapes and valance, three different colourful backdrops, a hard-shell, wheeled carrying case for the frame and a sturdy bag for the backdrops and a set of props. A sign, trunk and extra backdrops are sold separately. The backdrops are printed using the latest high-quality digital printing process. They are printed on special non-glare vinyl that produces photo-like results.
Now available in a white housing, the Lind Equipment 50-watt Beacon Light puts out the same amount of light as a 500-watt quartz halogen but with only 10 per cent of the energy used. Additionally, there are no bulbs to replace and the light doesn’t give off dangerous heat. Available with interchangeable four-by-eight-foot tripod floor stand, magnet mount or clamp mount, the Beacon Light can be rented in a variety of ways. Rated for indoor and outdoor use, the 50-watt Beacon Light will work in rain, snow and extreme temperatures. Your customers can light up their next event with safe, dependable, energy efficient LED lighting from Lind Equipment.
The Atlas Copco QAS 25 is a prime power, multi-voltage, sound attenuated, mobile generator. These Kubota powered units feature the 29.6 horsepower, 2.4 liter V2403 iT4 liquid-cooled, four-cylinder diesel engine ⎯ arguably the most fuel efficient engine in its class. These generators produce 20 kilowatts in prime power applications and 22 kilowatts in standby applications. Equipped with a heavy duty Leroy Somer alternator with an AREP excitation system and marine grade protection this unit is capable of motor starts that are three times nominal current. Standard equipment includes 208/240/480-volt three-phase connections as well as 120/240-volt single-phase capability. With 29 hours of fuel autonomy at 75 per cent load and a sound rating of 65 decibels, these generators are ideal for special events.
Particular attention has been given to the overall product quality, user friendliness, ease of serviceability and economical operation to ensure superior cost of ownership. Compact and corrosion resistant enclosures house a single-point lifting frame and 110 per cent fluid containment.
Adjustable centre pole
Ugly tent setups due to improperly tensioned tops are a thing of the past with the new adjustable centre pole for marquee frame tents from Special Event Sales. This exclusive centre pole is designed to be adjusted by hand, without tools while on site. In some applications, the adjustment is enough to use the same centre pole for multiple tent sizes to alleviate the concern of grabbing the wrong one. You can adjust the tension even after the tent has been erected. Using the folding handle, the centre pole can be adjusted infinitely within its range by virtue of the threaded mechanism, providing perfect tension. Once adjusted, the handle folds elegantly against the centre pole; you wouldn’t know it is there unless you are looking for it. All frame tents purchased from Special Event Sales employ this exclusive innovation, with the adjustable centre pole included at no additional cost. If you have already purchased your Special Event Sales tent you can still retrofit your existing centre pole by purchasing the retrofit kit. The kit is also compatible with other brands of tents that use the same diameter centre pole.
Strong, rental-tough and offering an excellent return on investment, Warner Shelter Systems’ fabric-clad structures are designed and manufactured to suit virtually every purpose from special events, trade shows, catering and outdoor concerts to warehousing and industrial use. Warner’s award-winning tents are designed for elegance, drama, beauty, user-friendliness and quick set-up. Warner Shelter Systems tents are built with simple-to-erect interchangeable parts, reducing the complexity of inventory, transportation, and set-up for the rental industry. The Tent-X-Span is Warner’s newest addition to its fleet. The engineered box-beam aluminum frame can be expanded by adding modules to accommodate any party rental venue. The interior features a high ceiling and is obstruction-free to maximize space. The baton walls can slide to allow for natural ventilation. No large equipment is required for erection; the Tent-X-Span can be completely set up with the use of ladders only. It is available in 20-, 30-, and 40-foot widths. WSSL is committed to craftsmanship in the manufacturing of all its products in Canada using North American-supplied materials to ensure quality and durability.
Just like the movies
Styled just like the poppers you see at the local movie house, the Theatre Pop line has a bright red cabinet and classic graphics. Each full-featured machine pops delicious, theatre-quality popcorn in three to five minutes and is easy to use and maintain. The stainless steel bottom trays, drop doors and old-maid drawers are removable for quick cleaning. The tempered glass side and back panels are designed for safety and easy cleaning. Theatre Pop cabinets feature aluminum extruded side post construction to withstand heavy commercial use without damage. The design also protects wiring from oil residues that cause operational interruptions. The side-hinged kettles are simple to operate and maintain. Just wipe with a damp cloth regularly to eliminate most of the baked-on carbon. These poppers also feature high output, hard coat anodized aluminum kettles for optimum performance and easy cleaning. Theatre Pop machines are available in four-,
six-, eight-, 12- and 16-ounce sizes and are all made in the U.S.A.
Solar charging umbrella
Zon Technology has introduced the patented Zon Powersol, a patio umbrella that can charge three mobile devices as fast as a wall outlet using solar power. The Powersol can stand alone or can be installed in any existing patio table. Zon Powersol umbrellas are suitable for any event. Parties, music festivals, races, weddings and corporate retreats are just a few examples. Guests will not have to leave the event in order to go charge their phones. The Zon Powersol sends the message that the rental company offering them cares about the environment and sustainability. It’s a great way to demonstrate responsibility and provide shade, all powered by the sun.
There are no cinders in a Cinders Slimfold gas grill, but it folds slimmer than any other grill of its size, at 7 ½ inches flat. Its UK manufacturers, Cinders Barbecues, offer the simple grills for enhanced ease of maintainance. One heavy-duty burner slides out from under its stainless steel heat exchanger and that’s about as complex as it gets. Add to this a one-person lift and single-piece construction (nothing drops off), and you can understand why most major rental companies in Europe have catalogued these grills for over 20 years. Manufacturing began in 1984 and changes have been limited to improvements in materials. Comparing a modern Slimfold 6 to the 30-year original, it becomes obvious that there is no policy for obsolete spare parts. The company claims they have no plans to change this winning formula any time soon. Karen Swift is the president of the Cinders Slimfold North American subsidiary which sells direct to rental in Canada and is 100 per cent owned by the manufacturers. Distribution is from Chicago, with offices in Sarasota, Fla. “We actually play down the main feature of the grills, because few people believe it,” says Swift. “Internal self-cleaning means no dismantling, and sliding the flat griddle accessory over the cooking surface to burn away black carbon means no scrubbing.”