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Collaboration results in mobile marketing tent

December 1, 2013

Networking at IFAI Tent Expo 2013 results in a tent that looks like a house. A mobile marketing tent for pharmaceutical giant Merck toured Canada in 2013, but it came together in Germany, Montreal and Orlando, Fla.—where IFAI Tent Expo 2013 brought together tent manufacturers Losberger US LLC and Fiesta Tents Ltd. along with Canadian …

Breathe easy

How to keep workers safe from diesel exhaust hazards. Most people are exposed to diesel exhaust from time to time, but for many workers—including loading dock workers, truck drivers and heavy equipment operators—prolonged routine exposure and short–term exposure to high concentrations of Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) can be a very real health concern. DPM is …

2015 IFC changes to affect the tent industry

Q: How will the 2015 IFC changes affect the tent industry? A:The final public hearing for proposed changes to the 2015–IFC (International Fire Code) was held in October. Several proposals had the potential to affect tent manufacturers and renters at every level of the industry. Tom Markel, Bravo Events, Buffalo, N.Y., and William Fitch, P.E., …

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Parties, gifts and taxes

Deck the halls, and take a tax deduction. By Mark E. Battersby Tent renters and event planners are experts at throwing parties, but may have less understanding of the tax implications of such expenses when they throw their own holiday parties or give gifts, bonuses or awards. These are often tax deductible, but can also …

Fast welding

Miller Welmaster’s T600 Extreme Shelter increases production and decreases labor for tent manufacturers. The larger throat capacity can accept fabrics up to 2 meters (79 inches) wide without folding. Its long arm with inboard and outboard fabric pullers allows for easier fabric handling and its hot air and hot wedge rotary heat seaming systems enable …

Green cleaning

For factory-fabricated lightweight geomembranes The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) and the International Association of Geosynthetic Installers (IAGI) have collaborated to produce Guidelines for Installation of: Factory Fabricated Lightweight <0.64mm (25 mil) Thickness. The guidelines are arranged in four parts: 1. General: Guideline scope, references, submittals 2. Products: Geomembrane materials, quality control, geomembrane arrival at project …

Measureable holding power of stakes

The new model JackJaw® tent stake puller with load cell option, designed and manufactured by Construction Accessories, allows tent rental companies to directly measure the holding force of tent stakes. The stake puller works like other JackJaw tent stake pullers except that this one directly measures the pulling force that is required to pull the …

Extreme thread

Helios PTFE is extreme sewing thread for outdoor applications—where high seam integrity is required for prolonged periods. Inert to attack by sunlight (UV) or chemicals, abrasion–resistant and strong, it is the strongest PTFE sewing thread made to date. It is appropriate for applications anywhere bonded polyester is currently used and is available in black or …

Compact heating and cooling

The PACSlim–5 portable heat pump delivers 57,100 BTU per hour cooling capacity and 55,700 BTU per hour heating capacity, yet is less than 30 inches wide, allowing it to roll into narrow spaces where other units can’t go. The versatile unit offers year–round duty and may be used as a portable cooling unit only, a …

Portable cooling

Portable tent air conditioners from AirPac Inc. provide maximum cooling for outdoor events. Appropriate for events including sporting events, outdoor concerts and weddings, the slim, unobtrusive cabinet design works with any tented or temporary structure. Set up is easy and units will be cooling in minutes.  SOURCE AirPac Inc.