Tents take a ferry to an island fundraiser

June 1, 2009

Eventstar Productions and the island fundraiser. The Boys and Girl’s Club of Broward County, Fla., knows how to host a fundraiser. The 2008 event—the seventh consecutive year Eventstar Productions has been contracted for the event—took place on ritzy, glitzy Fisher Island, a destination reachable only via ferry. “We loaded everything onto a ferry out of …

Power line safety

Overhead and buried power lines at construction jobsites are especially hazardous because they carry extremely high voltage. Fatal electrocution is the main risk, but burns and falls from elevation are also hazards. Using tools and equipment that can come in contact with power lines increases the risk. The following equipment should be used with caution …

Anchoring in wet soil

By Michael Tharpe Q: What should I consider when anchoring in wet soil? A: Therein lies the problem: the ground on which the tent sets. Anchoring is accomplished by fastening guys (ropes, webs or cables) to the top of the side pole or bracket and attaching the other end to an anchoring device, such as …

TouchCAD 3.6 offers new features

Lundström Design has released TouchCAD 3.6, with new features including support for shaded surfaces in the 3D editor, many improvements in the tools and menus, improved contextual menus, improved nesting features in the Unfold view, improved database handling and support for after processing of unfolded parts. TouchCAD is a cross platform product, available for Mac …

Table cover available in patriotic print

Kwik-Covers is offering its table cover in a new patriotic print—red and blue stars and stripes adorn the white elasticized table cover. A matching print is also available in the Kwik-Skirt table skirt. Perfect for July 4 or any U.S. patriotic celebration. The Kwik-Cover is a lightweight fitted vinyl table cover that features elastic edging …

Wedge welder features ‘Smart-Seam’ control system

The Pro-Seam wedge welder from HAPCO Inc. has an exclusive Smart-Seam control system to deliver even, consistent heat through a proprietary ceramic heating wedge only one-eighth inch thick. The ultra-thin wedge delivers a low profile that reduces wrinkles, improves overlap control and eliminates alignment problems on a broad range of welding material. For more information, …

PS Furniture makes greener chairs

PS Furniture, formerly known as Palmer Snyder, has increased the recycled content of its model C450 Wedding Classic™ folding chair. This chair features a proprietary 2-part co-injection molding process that makes the chair lighter, stronger and a more brilliant white than similar chairs. This 2-part molded construction now uses 100 percent recycled plastic to manufacture …

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Recovering dollars with the stimulus package

How the stimulus package can save your business money. By Mark E. Battersby The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is a nearly $800 billion stimulus package that includes nearly $300 billion in potential tax savings. Every small business can share in more than $75 billion in tax benefits for 2009 and 2010. Of …

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Tents 101 for event planners

Intimidated by tented events? Don’t be—just get the information you need. By Abbie Yarger Tented events can seem daunting to inexperienced event planners. Tents allow planners to create a completely unique space—but some basic knowledge about tents is necessary to make the most of them. “A tent allows you to enjoy the best of both …

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Mood lighting

Tent rental companies take on the latest lighting technology, techniques and trends to create events that shine. By Holly O’Dell A well-designed tented lighting scheme can add elegance to a wedding, bring a party’s theme to life or enliven a corporate function. Tent rental companies are embracing technological advancements in lighting design by creating and …