Dome art rocks

October 1, 2008

Pacific Domes opens new doors for Dell with an ultra-creative dome solution. Just before the peak of festival season, Pacific Domes got a request from a marketing agency for a fully printed dome. Dell, the agency’s client, envisioned a dome with printed artwork to drive its Dell Summer Rocks campaign, but Pacific Domes simply could …

Safe lifting

As we head into the cooler months, many tent rental companies will begin projects that they’ve neglected during the busy season. Cleaning, repairing, reorganizing and clearing out warehouse space are common off-season activities. At a time when your best employees might be tasked with heavy hauling around the warehouse, it’s important to recognize the need …

Conducting a site survey

By Michael Tharpe Q: How do I conduct a site survey? A: A site survey gathers all the pertinent information regarding the proposed function or event, including event time, number of guests, traffic flow, location, prevailing weather conditions and so on. Site surveys allow you to organize the information into an effective means of clear …

Tent tops feature extra sidewall rope

The SEC Group/Olympic Tent has added functionality to its tent tops with an extra sidewall rope on its standard tent top. The slide-in tent tops now have sidewall ropes on both sides of the catenary. The additional rope allows easier hanging of any style of sidewall in either catenary or strap-and-buckle mode, and also simplifies …

Flying Center Pole tents include colorful flag

The SEC Group has introduced a new line of Flying Center Pole tents, which include a colorful center flag. The tents are available in 10 by 10 feet and 20 by 20 feet. SEC says the sculptured shape on the tops will not puddle or sag and are compatible with all styles of frames available …

Portable, retractable tent in the works

An architect in Ireland is currently working on a prototype of a Mobile Cocoon retractable tent, which is transported on the back of a 40-foot trailer and can be installed in three hours with three people. The Cocoon offers integrated services with only one plug to eliminate extensive wiring. Its PVC cover is always attached …

Structures create temporary event environments

Air Dimensional Design (AirDD) has introduced new temporary environments for the special events industry. The new Tentations™ units are 8 feet tall and are made of fire-retardant fabric. The structures can be quickly set up to create private dining spaces, lounges, corporate environments or bar areas. Tentations are available in a number of colors, and …

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Building trust with clients

Foster a sense of trust among your clients and earn their loyalty. By Bill Lynott Why do you choose to do business with some companies and not others? Research suggests that people rely on companies that have believable advertising, an image that suggests quality and reasonable price, the brands or types of items you prefer, …

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Great events on a budget

To help clients with limited budgets, tent professionals need the imagination of an artist, the tact of a diplomat and the aptitude of an accountant. By Jill C. Lafferty You can’t always get what you want — but try telling that to clients who want everything for nothing. For clients on limited budgets, every tent …

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Keys to keeping employees

Keeping employees happy and protected can be your key to keeping employees. By Julie Young Wanted: Willing employee to work long hours in brutal heat carrying heavy rental equipment for tent installation and teardown during the busiest months of the year. Sound familiar? For many rental companies, the task of finding and retaining good employees …