Durable screen and shade material

October 1, 2016

Serge Ferrari Soltis® 88 is now available in North America and sold to manufacturers of exterior and interior screens, awnings, retractables and pergolas. The fabric is 8 percent open for a perfect compromise between visual and thermal comfort: light is filtered and heat partially blocked while outward visibility is maintained. An even weave pattern and …

THE SEARCH IS ON FOR THE MOST INSPIRED TENTS OF 2016

August 3, 2016

Aztec Tents, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is looking for iconic tent images for the 2016 Aztec Photo and Video Contest. To win, share your best picture-perfect event imagery that includes any tent manufactured by Aztec Tents. Four winners will be chosen and featured in shared, full-page ads in upcoming issues of Rental Management and InTents Magazines. …

Hello world!

July 26, 2016

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Expert Q&A

December 1, 2014

Q: What is Pantone? And how does it relate to color trends for tented events? A:Pantone® is a color matching system used by graphic designers, printers and anything that requires consistent color. Pantone assigns numbers to colors in a system known as the Pantone Matching System (PMS). For example, the logo for our company, Party Reflections, uses …

Expert Q&A

October 1, 2014

Q: How can drones be used for tented events? A:In case you haven’t noticed a small device whirring above you, drones are one the biggest recent developments in commercial technology. What is a drone? It’s a very small aircraft guided by a handheld remote or computer on the ground. These pilotless devices are perfect for …

Superior acoustics

August 1, 2014

In the age of vinyl, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua clings to the acoustical attributes of canvas. Every summer since 1986, volunteers have raised a canvas tent on Lake Superior’s south shore near Bayfield, Wis., and performers and fans have come together under the tent for magical evenings of song and entertainment. “We claim to …

Slide-track tent system

The Timbertrac™ Collection features an architectural truss beam design, woodlike aluminum beams and aesthetic joining plates, producing the appearance of craftsman-style construction while providing the amenities needed for event specific applications. The collection design features a top and wall fabric system that slides through channels in the extruded aluminum frame, allowing for ease of installation …

Venue extension

Tyger Productions and All Occasions Event Rental overcome strict venue limitations to create a tented pavilion in the heart of Kentucky horse country. Tyger Productions of New York City, N.Y., and Boston, Mass., and All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio, were challenged with expanding the square footage of Keene Place, a historic mansion in Lexington, …

Expert Q&A

Q: How are building and fire codes developed? A: The International Code Council (ICC) uses a three-year cycle to develop model codes to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Tents and temporary structures fall under the International Fire Code (IFC), one of 15 different ICC areas. The code development cycle for 2015 International Codes …

A bigger party

June 1, 2014

O’Neil Tents and Party Supplies helps the Dublin Irish Festival grow with bigger and better tents. With a name like Dublin, the annual Irish festival has to be good. And, in fact, the three-day Dublin Irish Festival in Dublin, Ohio, draws more than 100,000 revelers and is one of the largest Irish festivals worldwide. But …