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Ehrbar, American Tent sales manager
Jake Legois and COO Bill Story ϐlew to
Puerto Rico in early March. In Puerto Rico,
the volunteers and staff were patient and
hardworking, Ehrbar says, and while
there was a language barrier, they were
able to piece together each other's broken
Spanish and English.
"We told them we needed sledgehammers for pounding stakes into the
ground. Well, they showed up with
hammers, but they were for pounding
nails, not 42-inch stakes, so they had to
track down some additional hammers,"
Ehrbar says. "Additionally, the ϐirst tent
went onto asphalt, which is always a
challenge when you only have sledgehammers. All of a sudden, one of the
workers had refashioned his hammer
drill and within ϐive minutes had started

pilot holes for us. That was a huge relief
and showed some ingenuity on their
part. We weren't sure how quickly they
would pick up on setting up the tents, but
by the time we ϐinished the ϐirst tent they
were already on their way to install the
second one, which looked beautiful!"
Ehrbar says that it's human instinct to
help in a crisis, but people don't always
know how. The lesson here is simple:
Just ask.
"Reaching out to people to help is a
win-win," he says. "People get what they
need, and helpers are able to use their
resources for good. Also, don't be afraid to
do something a little outside your comfort
zone. We ϐlew down to Puerto Rico on
three days' notice to assist with the setup,
and it was one of the most rewarding
things any of us has ever done."

Industry news
Chic Event Rentals, Monterey, Calif., has
hired Mike Haupt to head its Tent and New
Business Development departments. With
more than 25 years of industry experience,
Haupt was previously employed at
Celebrations Party Rentals, Roseville, Calif.
Ace Vinyl Products, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.,
was recently established as a sister
company of Ace Canvas & Tent, which has
been in business since 1954. The company
manufactures products including protective
covers, awnings, shade sails, custom
enclosures, carnival accessories, tarps and
crash pads.
PEAK Event Services, Boston, Mass.,
signed a multiyear agreement to serve
as the official event rental provider for the
Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park.

Los Angeles-based full-service experience
company Choura has announced an
expansion of its offerings to include
Experiential Concepts & Design-an
integrated marketing resource to guide
the strategic and creative development of
the firm's direct-to-brand programs. The
division will be led by the company's newly
named creative director Tatum June. Other
new key hires include director of strategic
partnerships Amber Reedy, senior account
manager of fabrication Evan White and
account lead Jamie Young

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Rental Resource Partners has announced
a corporate name change to Fortessa
Tableware Solutions (FTS). Based in
Ashburn, Va., FTS provides tableware
products to the event rental and catering
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