Mahaffey Fabric Structures ranks on Inc. 500|5000

August 25, 2011

Inc magazine ranked Mahaffey Fabric Structures No. 3328 on its 5th annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. Established in 1924, Mahaffey provides portable shelter in North …

Tent goes up over nuclear reactor

August 15, 2011

A giant tent is being constructed this week over the reactor at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. The reactor was damaged in an explosion following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan in March. Read more here.

Custom theater tent houses Shakespeare festival

August 1, 2011

Vancouver audiences experience Shakespeare in new performance structure. A new custom theater tent for one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit professional Shakespeare festivals accommodates larger audiences and provides a dynamic performance space for actors. Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach main stage venue seats 742 and was designed specifically for performances of Shakespeare’s work. “The design and …

Wall system

MBA Worldwide is introducing its Mila-wall system to rental and event markets. Mila-wall is a free standing, grid independent and demountable temporary wall system engineered to resemble permanent walls. The wall system can be installed, dismantled and rearranged by in-house staff and can be configured in any combination. More than 175 self adhesive surface coverings …

Wide twin pole tent

Aztec Tents unveils its 59-foot-wide Tidewater Series Twin Pole Tent. The 59-foot tent features all of the striking characteristics of the smaller versions: king and queen center pole design; star reinforcement points at all pole locations; rounded ends, clean lines and elegant seam construction; highly translucent and light permeable fabric; catenary eave line, strong welded …

Online event management

With the launch of Theme Designer, RegOnline now offers event planners a design feature that easily and cost-effectively customizes the look and feel of event websites, registration pages and email marketing campaigns. The feature allows event organizers to create professional-looking, branded events without web design or technical expertise. For more information, contact RegOnline.

Modular carpet tiles

Coverdeck Systems Carpet Tiles is a modular carpet system designed for indoor or outdoor installations. The interlocking tray elevates the 34-ounce, unbacked needlepoint polypropylene carpet finish 5/8 inch above the surface, allowing the tiles to drain freely. The tiles snap together without special tools or adhesives, and the interlocking system allows tiles to expand and …

Keeping workers cool

Protect workers from heat-related illnesses. Each year, thousands of outdoor workers experience heat illness, which often manifests as heat exhaustion. If not quickly addressed, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke, which killed more than 30 workers in 2010. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a national outreach initiative …

Safe use of bounce house inflatables

By Frank M. Scurlock Q: How can I ensure safe use of my bounce house rentals? A: Several recent incidents in the U.S. have demonstrated the hazards of improper use of bounce house inflatables. Most of these events were caused by the operator failing to follow the rules and common sense. While inflatables are not …

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Cash in on tax write-offs for capital investments

By Mark E. Battersby Thanks to the 100-percent “bonus” depreciation write-offs created by the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010, many U.S. tent and event rental businesses are discovering that capital investments in equipment are more affordable today than ever before. Unfortunately, many of the tax write-offs that make these …