Dallas office relocation announcement

August 21, 2015 15:18

Due to the continued growth of our business, our Dallas office is relocating to a new facility in Dallas next month. This new, larger facility will allow us to better serve the needs of our clients.

Our new facility will be located at:

1233 Round Table Drive

Dallas, Texas 75247

Stay tuned for more details.

 

Cat Entertainment Services Powers Newport Folk Fest

July 31, 2015 15:15

More than 30,000 folk music fans descended on Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island July 24th-26th for the annual Newport Folk Festival.

For three days, fans enjoyed performances by popular folk singers on the festival’s four stages. Friday night’s headliner was Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, accompanied by My Morning Jacket. Saturday, James Taylor surprised fans with a greatest hits mini-set. This marked his first time performing at the festival since his set was cut short in 1969 with news that Neil Armstrong had become the first man on the moon.  Sunday night featured a line-up of artists, billed as “65 Revisited,” homage to the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan playing the festival.  In 1965, Dylan plugged in his 1965 and Fender Stratocaster, “going electric” for just one song. At the time, he was booed off stage for not playing an acoustic guitar at the “fiercely folk” festival. The guitar was never played again — until Jason Isbell was invited onstage to play the guitar Sunday.

While fans were enjoying the music, a team of Cat Entertainment Services technicians worked behind the scenes to power audio, video and lighting for all four festival stages. A twin 300 kW generator, tow-plant generator and four 480 volt transformers were all brought in to “electrify” the legendary folk festival.

Cat Entertainment Services Names International Sales Manager

May 21, 2015 11:35

CAT® Entertainment Services (CES), a global provider of temporary power and temperature control solutions, has named Mike Moloney International Sales Manager.

Moloney has been involved with numerous major events projects over the course of his career, to name a few: U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, international festivals, Frieze Art Fair and served as CES global project manager for Cirque du Soleil site power and climate control equipment. 

More recently, Mike has spearheaded CAT Entertainment Services’ International business development, working closely with senior management and international major events to establish CES as a qualified global event supplier. As a result CES has secured contracts for notable global sporting events, including 2013 Confederation Cup broadcast, Sochi 2014 and 2014 World Cup venue power.  

“We are excited that Mike has accepted this responsibility to grow CES in new markets and expand our global services” Phil Wessels, Managing Director, CAT Entertainment Services.

Moloney will continue to be based out of CES’s New Jersey office and will work closely with CES Brazil, Europe and Caterpillar’s worldwide network to transform CES international sales to a new level.

About Cat Entertainment Services

Cat Entertainment Services (CES) provides rental power generation and rental temperature control equipment for sports and special events, music festivals, concert tours, film, video and broadcast productions around the world. In addition to state-of-the-art rental equipment, CES professionals integrate planning, custom installation, on-site operation and technical support For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com.

CES Powers Up Coachella

May 01, 2015 13:33

For two weekends in April, Cat Entertainment Services powered up The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — one of the biggest music and arts festivals in the world.

The 2015 Coachella festival took place April 10-12 and again April 17-19 at the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, California and featured many genres of music, including rock, indie, hip hop, and electronic dance music, as well as art installations and sculptures. This year’s headliners included AC/DC, Drake, and Jack White, Florence and the Machine, Kaskade, and many more.

More than half a million people attended the festival during the six day period. 

Cat Entertainment Services was tasked with powering the entire festival’s 6 stages, art installations , artist compounds , air conditioned VIP tents, production compounds , guest RV compounds for the stars, VIP camping tents , food and beverage, sponsor air conditioned tents, live TV broadcasts , medical tents, police stations , 526 individually lit Palm trees, restaurants, entrances , ticket booths and living quarter cabins for workers.

Load-in began March 31, requiring the installation of more than 90 generators to power the entire festival — from performance stages, art installations, artist compounds, air-conditioned VIP and sponsor tents, production and broadcast compounds, RV compounds and VIP camping tents to food and beverage stands, medical tents, police stations, lighting facilities, restaurants, ticket booths and workers’ living quarters. A team of approximately 19 CES techs from LA, Orlando and Dallas remained onsite throughout the festival to ensure flawless operation on all fronts.

As soon as Coachella came to an end, the CES technician team began rearranging the equipment on the same site for a completely different festival scheduled to open the very next weekend!

In just a few days, the CES team had managed to reinstall all of the temporary equipment necessary to ensure Stagecoach went off without a hitch. In addition to powering the festival stages, CES delivered and installed the power to 930 RVs — 560 50-amp vehicles plus 370 30-amp vehicles — in less than 36 hours. 

The momentum of the global event supplier industry

March 27, 2015 08:46

Executives of global event suppliers worldwide came together in Derbyshire (UK) to hold the first Conference and General Assembly of the Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES). Governmental bodies such as the IOC and experts speaking at the first AGES Conference confirmed the right timing and expressed their full support to the initiative of this growing industry.

The industry gathering 

For the first time members, associate members and experts came together in Derbyshire (UK), March 2 and 3 to discuss about the challenges and opportunities for temporary infrastructures and demountable venues for large events. The event was organized by the Association of Global Event Suppliers and hosted by Eve Trakway.

The momentum

Martin Kallen, Director of UEFA Operations Division & EURO 2016 SAS CEO, who was speaking about the business opportunities for the coming UEFA EURO 2016 event in France reinforced the importance of temporary infrastructure for the operation of large events. The demand of such venue infrastructure for media, security, logistics, hospitality and fan zones is increasing from event to event. Kallen explained that the suppliers need to fulfil high selection criteria’s. Quality, reliability and the innovation capacity are key, he said.

Also, Xavier Becker, Head of Venues, Infrastructure & Services at the IOC made an outlook for the industry based on the recently adopted Olympic Agenda 2020. He expressed the full support to the industry and explained that the IOC wants to actively promote the use of existing and temporary infrastructure to contribute to more sustainable and cost effective solutions. Furthermore the IOC wishes to develop the awareness regarding temporary infrastructure and to promote an earlier engagement with the suppliers market. On the other hand, Becker wishes the industry to develop innovative solutions, also thinking about new reusable large facilities to provide more flexibility for organizers.

Active promotion and education

Daniel Cordey, chairman, wants AGES to become the platform for the industry and establish both a framework and forums to become an integrated part of the delivery solution for all key stake holders. AGES will approach governmental bodies and organizers who are challenged to find appropriate solutions to explain the huge possibilities of the industry and to help develop true legacy plans for their events.

Growing Membership

Founded by 18 members in June 2014, the Association of Global Event Suppliers has almost doubled in size. Guy Lodge, an honorary member of AGES who has been involved in three major events in Russia, Scotland and Brazil states: “Looking down the growing list of members it is very encouraging to see the incredible level of event expertise assembled around one table. It drives home the challenges that the industry faces, around budget pressures, varying procurement practices and regulatory compliance”.

About AGES

The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) is a none-for-profit-making organization based in Switzerland which has been formed to become the label for quality and reliability for temporary infrastructure works for major events.

The members are market leaders of the international event suppliers industry and front runners in the development of new products and services. Together they annually deliver services and works for close to 1.5 Billion EUR.

AGES wants to address the capabilities of the industry to governmental bodies, key stakeholders and organizers of large sports events and to develop together suitable standards and procedures to facilitate interaction and to obtain cost-effective infrastructure solutions for future events.

For more information, please visit www.ages.international or contact Daniel Cordey, Chairman of AGES at info@ages.international or by telephone +41 79 407 06 06.

Cat Entertainment Services Powers National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 11, 2014 09:49

When the switch was flipped to light up the National Christmas tree on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C. Dec. 4, Cat Entertainment Services was onsite to power up the main show and broadcasts of the ceremony.

 While the tree itself is powered by the National Park Service, two twin pack Cat generators were needed to supply the power for the big event and make sure the rest of the world could see it happen on live TV. A 400 kW twin pack provided power for the lighting, audio, video and TV tech power. A 300 kW twin was used to power the broadcast productions, president’s quarters, talent acts and Google VIP party.

Hosted by Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony featured a speech by President Barack Obama and performances by Fifth Harmony, Patti LaBelle, NE-YO, The Tenors and other artists of note. 

Cat Entertainment Services Makes Third Consecutive Appearance at SportAccord

April 07, 2014 13:26

Cat Entertainment Services, a global provider of temporary power generation and temperature control solutions, is making its third consecutive appearance at SportAccord Convention, April 6-11 in Belek, Antayla, Turkey. 

 

Around the world, live sports rely on Cat Entertainment Services for complete, turnkey solutions. We’ve provided turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions for thousands of sporting and special events; concerts, tours and music festivals; film, video and broadcast productions; and conventions, conferences and expositions in North America and around the world.

 

The Cat Entertainment Services stand will feature information on our power generation and temperature control solutions.  If you plan to be at the convention, be sure to stop by stand # 37 to say hi.

Coachella Valley music festivals thrive on CES power

May 07, 2013 15:16

Cat Entertainment Services was busy the entire month of April, supplying power for two of the biggest music festivals in the country. Load-in began April 1 for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in Indio, Calif. Seventeen CES technicians and more than 60 generators remained on the grounds during the six-day event, which took place over two weekends: April 12 – 14 and 19 – 21. 

Cat Entertainment Services at Coachella

More than 95,000 people-a-day attended “Coachella,” headlining acts like Blur, Phoenix and Red Hot Chili Peppers, to name a few.

The following weekend, CES supplied the power for “Stagecoach 2013” and some 650 RVs parked at the three-day, country-music jamboree, also held in sun-scorched Coachella Valley.  There, a crowd of 45,000 fans rollicked to the likes of the Zac Brown Band, Charlie Pride, Dwight Yoakam, Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith and Charlie Daniels while remaining blissfully unaware of the flawless, behind-the-scenes performance of our CES techs.

Little do festival-goers know how much their enjoyment depends on our hard-working CES technicians! Thanks to the expertise and dedication of project manager Marcus Brown and his on-site crew of techs, the events in Coachella Valley draw some of the biggest, most satisfied crowds of all. 

Cat Entertainment Services powers up RV's at Stagecoach 2013 in Coachella Valley

Cat Entertainment Services’ experienced professionals provide turnkey power generation, distribution and high-volume temperature control solutions to meet the requirements of the entertainment and event production industries. CES is committed to providing high-quality customer service and maintaining unsurpassed standards of excellence. As a division of Ring Power®, Cat Entertainment Services has the backing of the global Cat support network and the Cat Rental Power network to ensure it exceeds its clients’ expectations. For more information, visit http://www.es-cat.com

CAT Entertainment Services Appoints New Regional Manager for New England Region

March 18, 2010 08:55

CAT Entertainment Services Vice President Phil Wessels is pleased to announce the appointment of Junior Martin to the position of Regional Manager for CAT Entertainment's newest branch located at 101 Circuit Drive in the Quonset Business Park in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Entertainment Services Caterpillar Generator

Junior Martin graduated in 1993 from the Wentworth Institute of Technology with an Associate Degree in Construction Management. He began his career as an electrician with Kane Electric that same year. From there, Junior then went to Capron Lighting and Sound and worked as a generator technician from 1994 until 1996. Junior later joined Aggreko where he also was a generator technician until 2000. During this time Junior was a Project Manager technician for two global sports venues: the Volleyball venue at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics and the Beach Volleyball venue for the 1998 Goodwill Games. In 2000, Junior was promoted to Broadcast Accounts Manager for Aggreko Events Service. He was responsible for powering the broadcasts of the 2001 Presidential Inauguration and the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Junior was also the ISB Segment Project Manager and the Shop Manager for the Utah Winter Olympics.

In 2004, Junior joined the CAT Entertainment Services team as a Senior Account Manager. While working for CAT Entertainment Services, Junior has contributed as a Project Manager at the 2005 and 2009 Presidential Inaugurations, the 2005 Super Bowl in Detroit and the 2006 Super Bowl in Miami. Junior Martin has 17 years of invaluable electricity experience providing temporary power generation and temperature control solutions for the live broadcast industry and broader special events industry. Cable and broadcast are not Junior's only forte, events such as Ben & Jerry's Folk Festival and JVC Jazz Festival have also contributed to CAT Entertainment Services recognition in the New England region. Junior Martin wants CAT Entertainment Services to serve you in these important business segments: corporate and special events, concerts and tours, film and video, and broadcast and cable. Call Junior Martin today! Whether it's just a cable ramp or a Dual 400 kW with Series 1 generators, CAT Entertainment Services has the equipment you need and the technical expertise to make your event happen!

For more information, directions or to contact CAT Entertainment Services you may visit their web site at http://www.es-cat.com/.

 

CAT Entertainment Services Powers Up New England

March 16, 2010 03:13

CAT Entertainment ServicesCAT Entertainment Services is pleased to announce the opening of their newest location to service and support the needs of the New England Special Event & Entertainment industries. The new full service facility is located at 101 Circuit Drive in the Quonset Business Park, North Kingstown, Rhode Island. This CAT Entertainment Services branch is conveniently located for access to the entertainment and event industries in Boston, Hartford, Providence and the greater New England Region - just four miles south of Route 95.

Whether you’re needing to power a single tent with a towable movie silent generator, or heat an entire fashion show, CAT Entertainment Services has all the equipment and technical expertise New Englanders need to ensure your special event goes off without a hitch. Call our new location today (401-845-2281) and let us help you discover the power of CAT Entertainment Services.

For more information about our power generation and distribution and temperature control services, directions or to contact CAT Entertainment Services you may visit their web site at es-cat.com.

 

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