ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT Wins Gala Award

Special Events Magazine recognizes ABC for best achievement in event rental support


CHANTILLY, Va. (Jan. 19, 2015)Special Events Magazine announces that ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT has been awarded a 2015 Gala Award for Best Achievement in Event Rental Support.

Event support included a company-wide meeting, a two-day Hackathon and a product fair, closing with an annual competition that brings together young technologists worldwide to solve the world’s toughest challenges. To support the series of events, ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT built more than 70 canopies and structures for a combined 108,048 square feet of additional space for the teams to collaborate.

ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company, has been providing top-quality rental essentials in the northwest including equipment, linens, chairs, tabletop, and tents for caterers, event planners, brides-to-be and other party planners since 1969. From high-profile sporting events to backyard weddings, ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT provides the elements that make events unforgettable.

The Gala Awards have been given by Special Events, the premier industry publication, since 1986, when the awards honored the “top 10 events of 1985.” They recognize the finest work in special events worldwide. For the 2015 Gala Awards, the magazine received entries in 35 categories from nine countries.

“We are honored to win such a distinguished award and are thrilled that our work has been recognized by our peers,” said Phil Heidt, area manager. “Winning this award is a testament to the vision and dedication our team provides to each and every client.”

Award winners were announced at a black-tie ceremony during The Special Event, the world’s premier conference and trade show for event planners taking place Anaheim, California on January 6-8.

About ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT

ABC Special Event Rentals by CORT is the leading provider of equipment for the event and party industry in the Northwest US. From high-profile special events to corporate meetings to weddings, ABC provides the rental elements that make parties and events possible. For more information, visit

About CORT

CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is the world’s leading provider of furniture rental, trade show and event furnishings, and relocation and transition services. With more than 100 offices, showrooms and clearance centers across the United States, operations in the United Kingdom and a proprietary global network in over 70 countries around the world, CORT is dedicated to helping people and companies create environments that make a house a home, an office a great place to work, and an event memorable – no matter where, when or for how long. For more information, please visit


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