LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 22, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

Advances in technology boost demand for frame tents

June 13, 2017

Frame tents are a must-have for almost every tent rental business; they’re incredibly popular with clients of all stripes and are reliable money-makers. Technology advancements both within tent manufacturing and outside of that arena have contributed to the clamor for frame tents. Take custom graphics. According to Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Tent …

’Tis the season for tented backyard parties

Summer means backyard party season. And today’s backyard parties often require more than a simple tent, tables and chairs. From concession equipment to custom flooring, rental companies strive to provide private clients with everything they need to have memorable events right in their own backyards. Backyard parties are as diverse as the neighborhoods and families …

Sean Wilson joins Shelter Structures America

June 12, 2017

Shelter Structures America, distributor of Shelter temporary clearspan tent structures in North America, appointed Sean Wilson as the company’s new business development manager. Wilson will be based out of the company’s Los Angeles office. “I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the team at Shelter Structures America. The leadership and industry …

Free space planner tool for CORT customers

June 1, 2017

CORT Events has partnered with Social Tables to offer 3D space planning technology free of charge to its clients with its integration of a proprietary custom version of the Social Tables space planner on CORT’s website. The integration allows clients to design events in 2D, view and share in 3D and automatically request quotes for …

Washington’s wartime tent restored

Often described as the “first Oval Office,” George Washington’s headquarters tent, used by the general from mid-1778 until 1783, is now preserved at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa. The tent’s journey to the museum, which opened in April, spans more than 100 years. In pieces, it was purchased in 1909 by …

Stocking the right tent inventory for the popular events

From tented festivals to weddings and special events, Marianne’s Rentals brings in-demand rentals to Oklahoma and West Texas. When Marianne Long became involved with a rental company in 1986, it consisted of one warehouse filled mostly with tools and very little party equipment. The tool side of the business was sold, and she began to …

McCarthy Tents & Events installs structures for U.S. Presidential Inauguration

Providing tents for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration’s media crews meant working long hours within a tight timeframe for McCarthy Tents & Events. For Rochester, N.Y.-based McCarthy Tents & Events, the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in January was just another step in the company’s steady growth trajectory over the past 10 years. The company typically provides services …

A tented wedding on Lake Michigan

When the sun sets on Sleeping Bear Bay in Glen Arbor, Mich., on just the right night with just the right amount of clouds, the sky explodes with an interaction of color worthy of an impressionist’s palette. Alicia Caldecott, founder of A Day in May Event Planning and Design LLC of Traverse City, Mich., and …

ICC to revise codes

A reorganization by the International Code Council (ICC) of its groups that develop model codes will result in the next round of code revisions for the tent industry being moved up by one year. The ICC uses a three-year cycle for developing model codes, and most codes that govern tents and temporary membrane structures fall …