Dual-story tent houses NBA after-parties

June 1, 2007

A tent with two stories of glass sidewalls provides a high-class touch for a celebrity venue. “There aren’t many companies in the U.S. that use glass walls,” begins Todd Barrett of Global Clearspans Inc. in Tempe, Ariz. “Our client base demands it, I guess. We’ve had great success, but we have a whole other clientele …

Wrench designed for erecting and dismantling requirements

The new 30 mm structure wrench from Green Monster Mfg. is designed specifically for the requirements of erecting and dismantling structures and tents. The new wrench is perfect for tightening and aligning beams with splices. “We saw the market had a void, so we filled it,” said president Kenny Puff. “No one was happy with …

PS Furniture introduces new design for folding chair

Palmer Snyder/PS Event Furniture has added a new design to its most widely used lightweight folding chair, the EventXpress™. The new Event-Xpress Comfort™ chair has a larger and deeper seat and back proportions, with greater seat contouring and stronger steel tubing and fasteners. The new Comfort chair retains all the stacking and storage advantages of …

Generator offers ease of operation, durability and accessibility

Atlas Copco Compressors’s new QAX 24 generator offers ease of operation, durability and accessibility. The QAX 24 has rear-mounted controls and a front-hinging, clamshell canopy. Its outer housing is made of Zincor steel with a powder-coat finish to help protect against corrosion and fading. It is rated at 24 kva and requires servicing only every …

Boyle introduces single-stroke grommeting and colorful fabric

John Boyle & Co. Inc. is offering a new grommet-setting machine called “Ace in the Hole” that makes setting grommets easy. A single stroke of the machine cuts the grommets, so there is no need to hand-cut and set grommets. The machine comes with a No. 2 cutting and setting die, and dies for No. …

Light tower offers lighting for various settings

Subaru Robin, best known for its engines, pumps and generators, has added a balloon light tower to its product line. The light tower casts an even 360-degree glow, offering plentiful lighting for parties, special events and parking lots. The balloon is 4 feet in diameter and self-inflates before providing 110,000 lumens from a 1,000-watt metal …

Truck allows for safe, quick movement of equipment

The new Haulz-All® electric motor hand truck allows party rental professionals to move equipment quickly and safely. The unit is powered by two sealed batteries that provide four to six hours of continuous operational time. The maintenance-free motor simply needs to be recharged between uses. The hand truck features a thumb-controlled throttle and is capable …

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Strong vendor-planner partnerships lead to profit

When event planners and their vendors develop good working relationships, profits will follow. By Stacy Stern, CSEP As our industry evolves with new equipment and ideas, there is—and always will be—one consistency: the vendor-client relationship. Often, vendors’ best clients are event planners. “A good planner or producer can make your job easier if she knows …

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Breaking into the custom printed tent market

Providing custom printing options and sideline services can enhance your bottom line. By Julie Young At any given event, a sea of white tents can be a little baffling to navigate. And with companies constantly looking for ways to stand out from the competition, a custom-printed tent may be the answer. For tent manufacturers who …

Röder wins TRD Award of Excellence

Around 1,800 journalists and Smart Car dealers came to Stuttgart, Germany in November 2006 to see Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of DaimlerChrysler, unveil the newly designed Smart ForTwo. For the presentation, Röder Zelt-und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Büdingen, Germany, provided a 35-by-40-meter tent (115 by 131 feet) with a 4-meter-high (13-foot) glass façade. The glass enclosure and …