Tent covers unique, multi-themed awards gala

August 1, 2008

A theater company gets something truly unique for its awards gala. For its 2008 Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company of Providence, R.I., set aside $25,000 of its overall budget just for décor, and Perfect Surroundings Inc. was tasked with creating something completely out of the ordinary. “The client wanted to try something new and fresh—something …

The power of overhead lines

This spring’s unfortunate news of tent installers killed in Charleston, S.C., drove home the point that installers and their supervisors must be diligent about the potential hazards of a jobsite. The Tent Rental Division’s latest campaign, “Look Up, Look Down, Look All Around,” reinforces the need for site surveys. A good site survey alerts your …

Tent repair tricks

By Michael Tharpe Q: How do I repair a damaged tent? A: There are a few things to consider before repairing your own tent. First, you should determine whether you can repair the tent at your shop, or whether you’re more comfortable sending it out to a professional. Professional repair shops, such as your manufacturer, …

Anchor and Ferrari release coated blockout vinyl

Anchor Industries Inc. has partnered with Ferrari Inc. to offer a new coated blockout vinyl, Ferrari® 602. The fabric is a 22.5-ounce, acrylic blockout designed for use on Anchor tents. The vinyl’s coating extends the life of the fabric and keeps dirt away. The fabric is made using Ferrari’s patented Precontraint® technology, meaning the vinyl …

Secure skirting for all sizes

Fastenation Inc. has introduced two new skirting clips to its line of fastening solutions. The new Mini-Multi Skirting Clip and 2-inch Super-Multi Skirting Clip are fitted with Velcro® and are made from durable resin. The Mini-Multi clips are ideal for use on thin tables or stages with profiles between 38 inch and 1 inch. The …

New products help tent installation run smoothly

Swampy Hollow Mfg. has introduced three new products to help tent installations run more smoothly. The new frame tent jack (pictured at right) can lift frames up to 10.5 feet and has wheels and stabilizers. Swampy Hollow’s new stake boxes come as either top-loading or end-loading, and both varieties can hold tent stakes up to …

Stake extractor uses counterforce

The JackJaw® 300 Tent Stake extractor has been developed to help installers remove tent stakes up to 1 inch in diameter. The puller’s 36-inch-long handle is linked to case-hardened, cam-shaped jaws, generating a 15-to-1 mechanical advantage on the stake. When the operator pushes down on the handle with 50 lbs, the unit produces an upward …

Dealing with complex codes

Navigating tent codes is no easy task; being proactive can make it go more smoothly. By Juli Case If you work with tent installations, you’ve no doubt noticed that the building code environment has become more complex in recent years. Pulling a permit can be a bureaucratic nightmare, but it is a fact of life …

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Design tips from the pros

Bring tented event layouts to life with these design tips. By Meleah Maynard Your clients may think they have the perfect “vision,” but it’s very difficult for most people to imagine how their event will look. CAD—computer-aided design—provides the link between a client’s dreams and the reality you can create for them. Visualizing reality Designers …

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Service and product packages increase company profit

Rental companies stand to profit by creating packages for products and services. By Philip E. Anderson For several years, return on investment (ROI) has been the standard way for rental companies to measure profit potential. How many times, and at what rate, can a particular product be rented to maximize its income before it becomes …