Transforming a tent into an iconic blue gift box

August 1, 2013

Arena Americas overcomes installation challenges at New York City’s Rock Center. To pull off an event at Rockefeller Center in New York City you have to have experience, ingenuity and vision. Arena Americas—formerly Karl’s Event Services—has been in the business since 1966 and has provided structures for major events at the historic venue, including Mercedes …

Faster roll-up door

Reduced exposure time between differing environments provides less of an opportunity for unwanted insects, birds, dust and other particles to infiltrate a facility. With that in mind, TMI developed the 6000 Series roll-up door and screen line. The series features a higher speed external jackshaft motor that moves doors at a speed of 36 inches …

Ballast barrels

Skywalk Co. has added new water ballast barrels to its product line. The stabilization system for the X-Gloo Event Tent is suitable for all X-Gloo sizes from 4 by 4 meters to 8 by 8 meters and is designed for use on solid surfaces such as asphalt or concrete. The 46-centimeter barrels hold a maximum …

Remote control lighting

Compatible with PAR38 style light fixtures, LED18W-PAR38-RGB provides various control and operating options. This 8 W RGB LED PAR 38 light, able to produce flashing, dimming and strobing effects, can be controlled via handheld remote from up to 25 feet away. Lights are available in 16 colors, and functions include on/off control. SOURCE Magnalight

Jobsite app

New from Point-of-Rental is the Mobile Workforce App—an app that enables workers on a jobsite or in the rental yard to perform tasks onsite without having to be granted full access to the company server. A web-based application rather than device-specific, Mobile Workforce can be used with any Internet-enabled mobile device, including smart phones, tablets …

An app for safe digging

Minnesota leads the way for damage prevention with its new Call Before You Dig App. The national “Call Before You Dig” 811 campaign has been saving lives for several years by providing one standardized number in the U.S. to call to identify underground utility lines. Minnesota is among the first states and provinces to offer …

Finding the right EPA-compliant temporary power supplier

By Greg Meador Q: What should an event planner look for in an EPA-compliant temporary power supplier? A: There is growing urgency to provide environmentally friendly power solutions designed to abide by applicable laws, regulations and industry standards. However, many event planners are not looking through “green-colored” glasses and are unaware of the potential consequences …

Handling online criticism

The right—and quick—response can salvage your digital reputation. Imagine this: You’re surfing the Web some morning, and a flurry of negative posts about your business or product line pops up. The criticism could come from a consumer website, a blog, a social-media discussion or from any one of many other web sources. It could happen …

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Safe and profitable tent rental

Safety and service go hand in hand with successful bidding and profitable tent rental. By Michael Tharpe The balance of safety and service with price and profit when bidding tent jobs is part of the tent rental industry’s culture. Sadly, the myth has emerged that “no tent rental company can be safe and competitive at …

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Build a rapport

The permitting process for tent installations can be fraught with frustration, but there are strategies for satisfying code officials while serving customers. As president and CEO of Big 4 Party Rentals and Event Solutions, Rob Roberts is an expert in filing for permits and working with code officials on tent installations in northern California. There’s …