Creative Tent International Inc. earns Best of Business Award

April 1, 2008

Creative Tent International Inc., Weed, Calif., was selected for the 2009 Best of Business Award in the prefabricated portable structures category by the Small Business Commerce Association (SBCA).

Canopy uplifts Manhattan

Tentnology erects an elegant canopy in front of the World Trade Center memorial site. By Brianna Bowne Adjacent to Manhattan’s most poignant site, a massive white canopy watches over the comings and goings of subway patrons. Tentnology’s Saddlespan™ installation over the entrance to the World Trade Center PATH station is helping to foster a sense …

Comparing barrel weight and strength

By Ken Keberle Q: Water or cement—which barrel is heavier? A: Concrete weighs about 2.4 times as much as water for a given volume. Generally accepted values for a cubic foot are 62.4 pounds for water and 148 pounds for concrete. A standard “55-gallon” drum actually holds more than 55 gallons. A reasonable weight estimate …

Gear up for safe working

Click It! campaign Despite it being an ANSI/OSHA requirement, many boom lift operators don’t wear a full-body harness and short lanyard. Aerial Work Platform Training Inc. (AWPT) launched the Click It! campaign in 2007 to encourage occupants of boom type lifts of the need to wear this important safety equipment. The simple message “Click it! …

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PR increases business visibility

How to use PR strategies to be seen. By Jessica Sellers Customers can’t choose you if they don’t know you exist. So how do you break into their consciousness? One way is to advertise in publications, but another strategy is to get your business onto the editorial pages of those same periodicals. The editorial pages …

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The fine art of job costing

How to avoid surprises that could hurt your bottom line. By Julie Young There’s no such thing as a free lunch. No matter where a tented luncheon or special event takes place, you can be sure that every tent, chair, table, glass and fork has been accounted for and assigned a price. Every minor detail …

Center pole hoist lowers costs

The Tent Crew Center Pole Hoist was developed to assist the tent rental industry by lowering setup costs and saving on medical costs due to back injuries. For 40-foot-wide tents, a crew of two can erect the center pole with little effort, and on larger tents the crew typically can be reduced by half. The …

Sinclair introduces complete production workstation

Sinclair Equipment Co. introduces the Sinclair Production System, designed to provide a complete production workstation for cutting, welding and grommeting of various fabrication projects. The Main Vacuum Table for welding is the heart of the system. Additional tables can be added to increase the work surface area for welding and provide space for other finishing …

The SEC Group updates keder bullet install kit

The Drill-Right Fixture from The SEC Group allows 2-inch aluminum tube that has been purchased from different sources or cut down to their current size to be drilled for proper hole alignment with tent fittings. Using a drill press and any twin tube to create a bed for the tube being drilled, the fixture aligns …

Innovate fabric puller machine for tent tops

The new and innovative Fiesta Fabric Puller machine is made to pull tent tops on any and all clearspan structures. This innovative piece of machinery will not only significantly reduce labor requirements related to pulling tent tops, but it will also dramatically reduce the time needed to perform this necessary task. The most significant feature …