New Jersey officials discuss tent permits

August 26, 2009

A proposed ordinance could grant the Borough Council the right to issue a special-use permit for a tent that The Virgin Spa of Natirar, Peapack-Gladstone, N.J., plans to use for an October fundraiser. Permits are typically issued by the Land Use Board, which prohibited the spa from erecting tents on the property due to concerns …

Fire destroys wedding tent in Kuwait

August 17, 2009

An arsonist, which local newspapers claim to be the groom’s 23-year-old ex-wife, set fire to a wedding tent in al-Jahara, west of Kuwait City, Kuwait, killing an estimated 41 people, The Associated Press reports. The blaze put 52 other guests in the hospital with injuries. The tent housed the women and children of the wedding …

Down economy impacts UAE tent rental companies

August 13, 2009

Tent rental companies in the United Arab Emirates have noticed a drop in business since many customers are cutting back on tent rentals for the holy month of Ramadan. Companies that usually rent tents for the lftar meal, held each night during the Ramadan fast, have opted not to sponsor tented events this year in …

Art institute gala features custom clearspan

August 1, 2009

Partytime Productions creates its own work of art for institute gala. Matisse, Picasso, de Kooning and van der Rohe are among the masters featured in the Art Institute of Chicago’s recently opened Modern Wing. But it was the work of Partytime Productions of Addison, Ill., that was on display in May at the institute’s Grand …

Safe driving practices

Save lives by educating your employees on safe driving practices. Stay safe Use a seat belt at all times—drivers and passengers. Be well-rested before driving. Avoid taking medications that make you drowsy. Set a realistic goal for the number of miles that you can drive safely each day. If you are impaired by alcohol or …

Considerations for safely wiring a tent

By Tom Markel Q: What are the considerations for safely wiring a tent? A: In the United States, requirements for providing electricity are covered by the National Electric Code (NEC) 2008, also known as Article 70 of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and adopted by states and local governments. The NEC deals with wiring …

Grommets offer high strength holding power

Rowley Company’s #6–#10 grommets offer high strength holding power via two rows of gripping teeth and a rolled rim. They are made of brass and are corrosion resistant, making them great for outdoor use. Available in new satin smoke, black, white, antique brass, matte nickel, brass and nickel finishes. For more information, visit Rowley Company.

New product line for military tent fabrics

Ronald Mark Associates Inc. has introduced a new product line for military tent fabrics. The new materials meet or exceed military specifications of MIL-PRF-44271 for coated fabrics used in various types of military tents. This product line is in addition to the company’s current coated fabric offerings that meet military specifications of MIL-PRF-44103, MIL-PRF-20696 or …

New pagoda creates elegant look for events

The square pagoda tent from Liri is designed and installed using a sliding keder system on both the walls and roof, generating an elegant look for any occasion. The blockout vinyl top is tensioned down at each side beam by a sliding keder system. The tent is quickly installed and easily stored, and there are …

Event management software upgrade offers improved efficiency

Event management software provider IntelliEvent has made these upgrades: The weekly job view has been enhanced to a monthly view to allow users to see activity further out at a quick glance. A new entry method allows users to bring in multiple items within specific categories simultaneously. IntelliEvent has partnered with the largest credit card …