Tent features fireplaces

October 1, 2007

A tent-turned-expo-booth wows visitors with a custom entrance and real, burning fireplaces. The idea of installing a real, burning fireplace inside a tent would make most event companies shiver. But for the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association (HPBA) convention, CFM needed to install a handful of fireplaces inside its booth to showcase its products. It …

Two-way mobile radio improves fleet efficiency

A new analog, conventional two-way mobile radio from HYT North America provides 128 VHF or UHF channels and an eight-character alphanumeric display. The TM-610 radio is suited for control stations as well as wider applications for fleets on the road. For more information, call 877 449 8621 or visit HYT North America.

Clear, reinforced PVC for sidewalls offers UV stability

Hiraoka Australia has created its Clearweave reinforced PVC for tent and marquee walls, offering high light transmission and UV stability. The fire-retardant PVC is dimensionally stable, so it won’t shrink like standard PVC. It is available in 30-meter (98-foot) roll length and a width of 2.04 meters (6.7 feet). For more information, e-mail info@hiraoka.com.au or …

L.B. White introduces new portable tent heaters

L.B. White has introduced the next generation of its Premier® brand of portable tent heaters, with the Premier 80 and the Premier 170 models. The Premier 170 has new combination lift handles and rubber bumpers for easier transportation, and it has larger wheels and a reinforced leg for better mobility. Legs have been added to …

Web-based software provides remote business system access

A new Web-based software from RMI Corp. allows rental companies to access their business systems from anywhere there is an Internet connection. Advantage Live is a hosted service, meaning that users pay a monthly fee, granting them access to an application designed specifically for the equipment rental, service and sales industry. The monthly fee includes …

Post-driver allows for quick, quiet setup

The new Red Hawk gas-powered breaker and post-driver from Chicago Pneumatic Construction Tools can be used for a wide range of applications, requiring little setup time. The Red Hawk’s operating noise level is 107 decibels thanks to a silencing muffler, and the 50-pound unit delivers 2,600 blows per minute. The Red Hawk does not need …

Inflatable dome ideal for branding and projection

The new Airstar Dome is an inflatable, temporary pavilion that offers clients a large surface area for branding, video projection and lighting effects. The Dome stands 30 feet tall and is 60 feet in diameter, providing 2,800 square feet of event space. For more information, call Lisa Wessels at +1 817 446 7722, e-mail lisawessels@airstar-light.com …

Clear tops feature tailored reinforcement

The new SkyLite clear tent tops from Burlan Corp. have a tailored reinforcement that helps the fabric resist forming ponds in heavy rains. The SkyLite fabric does not sag or drape under heat or sunlight, will not stretch or shrink even when cut on a bias, and is lightweight for smooth installations. For more information, …

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Solving seasonal labor problems

How companies manage the ebb and flow of tent-rental labor. By Jamie Swedberg If you ask around, most tent rental companies can probably tell you what their state’s or province’s minimum wage is. They’ll have to think about it, though. They certainly haven’t paid it in a while. The labor market is far too tight, …

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Décor trend predictions

This year, look for tent décor to get brighter, bigger and more lavish. By Elizabeth Kephart Reisinger In the event industry, trends take their cues from many places: economic upticks and downturns, regional styles, even the fashion runways of New York and Paris. This year is no different. Clients are becoming more sophisticated and more …