Tented gala on a runway

December 1, 2008

Two Chicago firms team up to pull off a fabulous tented gala on a new runway. After School Matters (ASM), a nonprofit organization benefitting Chicago teens, needed to raise the bar in order to raise funds at its annual gala, where event tickets sell for $1,500 per person. Tents set up on the newest runway …

Fleet safety

Motor vehicle crashes cost employers $60 billion a year in medical care, legal expenses, property damage and lost productivity, OSHA reports. Crashes increase benefits costs, including workers’ comp, Social Security and health and disability insurance. Employers can expect to pay $16,500 for an average crash. When an employee has an on-the-job crash resulting in an …

Why staking is critical

By Michael Tharpe Q: Why must tents be anchored? A: Proper anchoring is the most important part of ensuring your tent installation is safe. Frame tents must be anchored to hold them down. Pole tents must be anchored to shape them and hold them up. A tent (whether frame, pole or otherwise) will not remain …

New edging bonds to tabletops

PS Furniture has announced its new technology for table edges: Maxx Edge. The new edging bonds to the tabletop, unlike traditional vinyl edging. The tight bond leaves no gaps for food particles or other bacteria to collect. Visit PS Furniture

New fabrics designed for large structures and tents

Tri Vantage is now offering Sunblock and Lac 650 SL, two new fabrics from Dickson that are designed for large structures and tents. Both fabrics block moisture penetration by way of the Lowick System, and both feature the Cleangard SL finish, a coating that protects the fabric’s surface from UV degradation, mildew and discoloration. Sunblock …

Recycling tops ensure eco-friendly events

The Trash-to-Cash system from Party Time Inc. is now available with new punch-out tops that can be adapted for either trash or recycling. The new recycling tops allow companies to ensure their events are eco-friendly. The trash container is 20-by-19-by-32 inches and comes with a heavy duty, 55-gallon liner bag. The bins can be customized …

New marquee has it covered

The new Marquee tents from Economy Tent International were designed to provide coverage for building extensions, walkways or connections between structures. The Marquee is available in 6-foot and 9-foot widths, with 10-foot inserts enabling the system to be extended several hundred feet in length. The Marquee also boasts a tool- and pin-free assembly. Most of …

Clearspan meets 90 mph wind restrictions

Eureka! has introduced the new E!Span™ clearspan tent, which was developed to meet new 90 mph wind restrictions. Eureka! says the E!Span can be installed with no tools or bolts, and interchangeable components allow tent professionals to install a larger or smaller tent easily. The tent’s base plates are notched to allow for easy squaring, …

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Train smart

A good training program is a requirement for long-term success. By Julie Young In the tent industry, good training is often synonymous with safety consciousness. Employers must emphasize the need for OSHA guidelines while also fostering a respect for the job site and a sense of how to avoid injury. Many employers have established specific …

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Top to turf: Lighting and flooring options

Today’s lighting and flooring options have a universal appeal for tent customers. By Maura Keller It’s not surprising that lighting and flooring have become key tools in tent design. For decades, interior lighting and flooring in tents were simply considered utilitarian amenities, as were tables and chairs. But customers and event planners alike are recognizing …