The case for EPLI

April 1, 2014

Don’t assume that a general liability or business owner’s insurance policy will cover you in a lawsuit related to employment practices. By Brian K. Hall The case for EPLI Don’t assume that a general liability or business owner’s insurance policy will cover you in a lawsuit related to employment practices. A rental business wouldn’t face …

Traditional meets contemporary

A wedding reception on a southern plantation pulls together old and new elements for a complete design. By Becky Harris The Ford Plantation just outside Savannah, Ga., is a natural setting for a wedding reception that embodies traditional charm. But when a couple desired a modern approach in combination with the traditional elements, Event Lab …

Glitz and glamour

Tents extend a home’s elegant space for a 1920s-themed party. In the spirit of The Great Gatsby, elegance, optimism and gaiety marked a private holiday party that took place in an undisclosed location in New York state last December. Fred’s Tents & Canopies Inc., Stillwater, N.Y., worked closely with Stamford Tent & Event Services Inc., …

Build up

Röder Group debuts three-story temporary structure. Rising above the snowy landscape of the Bavarian Alps, a three-story modular, mobile structure by Röder Group debuted at INNOSCENE14 in late January in Ruhpolding, Germany. The cubic design of the three-story Solution Tower offered spaciousness, openness and ambience—not to mention majestic views—for attendees of the event and home …

Tent safety in response to severe weather

By Dan Dunstan Q: What do tent rental companies need to understand regarding the effect of wind on the safe operation of tenting equipment? A: Every year, people are killed or injured by the unsafe use of tents in severe weather conditions. Aside from the devastating personal tragedy and negative business consequences, these events bring …

Getting creative in the Carolinas

Party Reflections does what it takes to meet the tenting demands of North and South Carolina. From coastal sands to mountainous inland terrain to the red clay that can, at times, pack tighter than concrete, Party Reflections makes events happen in and around the Carolinas. Party Reflections has three locations for its special event rental …

Coastal charm

A Georgia beach serves as a stunning—and challenging—site for a tented ceremony and reception. It’s easy to fall in love with the idea of a tented beach wedding, unless you are the one charged with executing a flawless installation. Then, thoughts of natural coastal beauty and gentle ocean breezes turn quickly to uneven terrain, unpredictable …

Industry outlook

New products, improved structures and full-service solutions will help renters distinguish their business. The tent rental industry is a fragmented, competitive market with thousands of companies competing for events to rent tents and tent-related equipment. The U.S. tent end product market (EPM) increased about 2 percent in 2012, up from 1 percent growth in 2011. …

Sun screen

SunShade™ Hard Hat Accessory attaches to a hard hat to help protect the ears and neck from the sun and heat. Its contrasting color band and reflective striping enhance worker visibility and its flexible elastic strap allows the accessory to fit most hats and caps. The product is made of breathable, high-visibility polyester mesh fabric. …

Move over, aluminum

New from AAble Rents Co. are engineered wood center poles that meet manufacturer’s engineering guidelines for Tidewater™ sailcloth tents. The natural wood poles can be stained and seal-coated to provide unique colors, and can be designed and built to meet engineering specifications from any manufacturer. The base plate and welded pin top features ensure longevity …