IAA entries due June 15

April 25, 2013

Be sure to enter your best tent installation and manufacturing projects in the 2013 International Achievement Awards (IAA). Entry deadline is June 15, 2013. Enter by May 15 to be eligible to win an iPad! Go to IFAI online to register, log in to your account and submit your project and registration fee. Tent categories …

Arena Group acquires Karl’s Event Services

April 5, 2013

Karl’s Event Services announced this week that it is becoming part of the Arena Group. Arena is a global provider of temporary structures, seating, design and overlay services to support delivery of live events. Arena operates from multiple locations in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Singapore, Malaysia, Portugal, Spain and now the …

Equestrian event under a big red tent

April 1, 2013

Creative Tent International fabricates big touring structures for equestrian show. When a touring equestrian show needed a clearspan structure that could handle acrobats flying through the air, tens of thousands of pounds of suspended equipment and more than 2,000 spectators, it turned to Creative Tent International of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., for a voluminous solution. …

Block and Roll ballast

Block and Roll Tent Ballast Solutions feature blocks that offer forklift friendly, pallet-free moving and storage, as well as a lightweight hand truck that provides hand moving for up to 700-pound weights. Recent ballast studies have given the tent industry an awakening in successful and safe ballasting. Blocks feature multiple tie-off points, considerations for various …

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Updated rental software

Currently being installed on a rolling schedule to users on software support, Enterprise 2013 is the most monumental update in Point-of-Rental’s 30-year history. The entire rental management software program has been converted to the Microsoft .NET Framework. Among many benefits, the move to the new framework ensures the longevity of Point-of-Rental software, and because .NET …

Portable lighting

The Larson Electronics WAL-ML-4X150LED-3G LED light tower offers operators the ability to easily illuminate up to an acre of area without the need for external power sources. This generator-powered pneumatic light tower is designed to provide up to eight hours of standalone illumination that is easily transported and deployed. It features an onboard generator and …

Flexible Hex tent

New from Moreton Hire in Queensland, Australia, is a hexagonal-shaped structure designed for flexibility. The Hex is available as a stand alone feature area or integrated with Moreton Hire’s Uniflex tents. Structure is 10 by 10 meters, 3.2 meters tall. Solid walls are available in white or glass. SOURCE The Moreton Hire

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Assessing injury and illness prevention programs

Are injury and illness prevention programs too complicated and expensive for small businesses? An internal OSHA study of nine SHARP (OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program) firms, ranging in size from 15 to 160 employees, found that the firms achieved the following as a result of their programs: A reduction in the number of …

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Creating emergency evacuation plans

By James R. Waite, Esq. Q: Whose responsibility is it to create emergency evacuation plans for tents? A: In the past, this responsibility has typically fallen on the event planner or equipment lessee (customer). Fortunately for rental operators, these parties continue to shoulder much of the responsibility, but that is likely to change, at least …

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Social media strategies

Get the most out of your social media strategy. By Kelly Treadway Ever question what your company gets out of social media? Whether you’ve invested in the “right” platform for your message? You’re not alone! There’s no denying that 2013 is the year of inbound marketing—that is, marketing with a social media focus. The three …