IAA deadline extended to June 30

June 18, 2013

The deadline for the annual International Achievement Awards presented by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has been extended to the end of this month—June 30, 2013. For the 2013 awards, there are thirty categories. Since many former entrants expected the traditional IAA deadline of July 15, as it has been for years, the deadline …

Arena Group acquires Asia Tent Intl.

June 13, 2013

The Arena Group, which recently purchased U.S.-based Karl’s Event Services, has also acquired Asia Tent International Sdn. Bhd. for £3.5m (approximately U.S. $5.5 million). The Malaysian acquisition enhances the company’s logistical capabilities, storage facilities, personnel and stock quota for the delivery of temporary event structures throughout Asia. “This is a strategic first step into growing …

Backyard events bring creative freedom

June 1, 2013

Backyard parties transform a space while avoiding venue fees and rules. For Camelot Party Rentals, one of the advantages of providing tents and other rental items for backyard parties is the opportunity to forego venue restrictions. This gives the company plenty of time for installation, along with creative freedom. But the Reno/Sparks, Nev., area provides …

Elegant frame tent

New to Fred’s Tents inventory is the Stillwater Frame Tent—inspired by the popular Stillwater Pole Tent. This stylish, inviting and functional frame tent has an elegant frame style, sliding wall system and a bright, welcoming interior. The tent is available with an aluminum frame or custom wood finish aluminum frame. SOURCE Fred’s Tents

Truck-backing safety

TMI LLC’s newest dock safety solution, Guide-Pro Truck Lights, make it easier for trucks to align and safely back into loading docks. The lights provide a sharp visual guide for truck drivers by illuminating the dock face. By utilizing this visual reference, truck drivers can safely align the dock face in their mirrors, preventing crooked …

Lightweight clearspan

Eureka! Party Tents’ X4 clearspan meets a crucial demand for engineered product in the core sizes: 30 and 40 feet. Lightweight and easy to install, the E!Span™X4 uses fewer parts, only one pin and is measured in feet and inches. A combination of the best features from the E!Span structure, the tent is engineered to …

Scuff protection

Wholesale Tape’s new line of products—Felt Protector Pads—reduces the probability of scratching or scuffing sensitive surfaces. Die-cut pressure sensitive strips and coins can be applied to chairs, furniture, tripods and equipment, and are available in black or white. SOURCE Wholesale Tape

Flood decontamination tips

Decontamination tips for equipment and crews exposed to floodwaters. The tent rental industry is a crucial part of disaster response plans, providing temporary shelter for displaced people and supplies. Often, as was the case with 2012’s Sandy and 2005’s Katrina, flooding is at the core of the challenges faced by tent rental crews, which can …

Theatrical tent installation

Starr Tent soundproofs and customizes tent for off-Broadway show. When the off-Broadway, eletro-pop opera “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” premiered in the fall of 2012, set contruction within the theater couldn’t overcome the fact that the space was too small and limiting. Show producers needed a theater that was both larger and …

What you need to know about tent fabric

By Mike Barth and John Kardos Q: What do I need to know about tent fabric? A: Some small consumer tents and short-term-use tents utilize woven PE or polyethylene. Virtually all multiple-use and large tents are constructed of PVC (vinyl). Vinyl is either laminated using adhesive to the top and bottom of polyester mesh or …