The return of the rustic wedding

April 1, 2009

Trends converge to create opportunities for tent rental companies. With all the concern about the economy and the environment, many people are rekindling a closer connection with nature and revisiting simpler ways—and tent rental companies are reaping the benefits. Hosting weddings and wedding receptions in rustic settings is hugely popular right now, says Lynne LaFond …

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Managing the money trail

Improve your bottom line with job costing strategies. By Dan Nolan III At IFAI Tent Expo in West Palm Beach, Fla., one of the most well attended seminars focused on job costing. Why? Job costing can improve operating efficiency; it can help to determine which jobs are winners and which are losers; it can help …

Keeping an eye on the weather

Of course you keep an eye on the weather. But what exactly should you be looking for? Across the United States, there are differences in weather but—severe weather is severe weather,” says Nate Larscheid, chief meteorologist of WEAU-TV of Eau Claire, Wis. There are certain things to look for when determining weather safety around tent …

Miami’s design festival features fabric pavilion

The pavilion is the centerpiece of the festival. By Joanna Baymiller Like the proverbial expression about rust, Miami never sleeps. From its renovated and ultra-hip South Beach playground to its Art Deco and Design districts, Miami parades art, fashion and architecture in a frenzied and seemingly endless loop of exhibitions and festivals. It’s a kind …

High-peak chic tents in Central Park

Planning and flexibility help these trendy tents make the mark in Central Park. By Abbie Yarger Just weeks before Ralph Lauren’s 40th Anniversary in the Central Park Conservatory Garden in New York, Regal Tent Productions Ltd., Stoney Creek, Ontario, received a request to install tents for the event. The event required an 80-by-170-foot high-peak main …

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The holding power of stakes

By Michael Tharpe Q: What is the holding power of stakes? A: More than a decade ago, industry leaders met to discuss staking, anchoring and the issues in setting industry standards—standards to address questions like: How much staking is adequate for my tent? How do loose soil and high winds affect their holding power? What …

Three brothers bring a new approach to tent rental

Three brothers find success with a fresh, creative approach. By Abbie Yarger On a busy Saturday with three or four high-profile events spread across the state, John Hingeley, owner and president of Skyline Tent Co., Charlottesville, Va., can’t be everywhere at once. Luckily, he has his twin brother, Miles, and his younger brother, Jay, to …

Tents accommodate Fashion Week

Fashion Week El Paseo keeps organizers on the move. By Janice Kleinschmidt Approaching its fourth iteration in March, Fashion Week El Paseo comprises a series of fashion, beauty and interior design events in a tented structure along an upscale shopping boulevard in Palm Desert, Calif. “The tent needs to accommodate a maximum of 500 people …

The tent rental industry of New Orleans

Mardi Gras, crayfish boils, the French Quarter, hurricane season, Katrina recovery and all that jazz—there may be no place in the world like New Orleans for a tent rental business. Consider event themes. Bryan Trecek, owner of Gulf Coast Tent Rentals, Kenner, La., says clients hosting tented events in the Big Easy like to bring …

Seating production moves from Taiwan to U.S.

PS Furniture, formerly known as Palmer Snyder, announced in February complete transference of its PermierComfort™ banquet seating production from Taiwan to its U.S. manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania. Visit www.palmersnyder.com.