Snowflake soirée benefits families

April 1, 2017

When Canadian airline WestJet decided to throw a holiday party for families affected by the devastating 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire, the Calgary, Alberta-based company turned to Warner Shelter Systems Ltd. for a space to host the hundreds of families who had lost their homes. More than 800 guests enjoyed the WestJet Snowflake Soirée in late …

Shade fabric

New from Trivantage® is its Sunbrella® shade collection, featuring two new Jacquard patterns—Avenues and Cirrus. Asymmetrical color blocks make up the Avenues pattern, which is available in neutral Daylight and dark Midnight colorways. Its bold pattern and 54-inch width make it ideal for commercial shade applications. For more traditional shade projects or cabanas, customers can …

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Weddings that stand out

While the ceremony is considered the most important part of a wedding, the reception is where the fun begins. Each reception site reflects the personality and style of the couple, as well as the trends of today’s popular wedding decor. Are your clients more comfortable in black-tie events surrounded by glittering china and crystal? Or …

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Good people, bad choices

Even the most well-intentioned employees are vulnerable to slipping into unethical choices when their lives lack balance. Ask an average person, “Would you voluntarily do something that is unethical or illegal?” Generally, he or she will reply something like, “Heavens, no!” People naturally prefer to do the right thing. However, when faced with enough pressure, …

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Going green

Natural decor brings tented events to life. According to the color gurus at Pantone®, Greenery—the Pantone Color of the Year 2017—emblematizes our intrinsic desire to restore, revitalize and reconnect. Pantone calls the naturally neutral shade “symbolic of new beginnings” —a description appropriate to the thousands of weddings and other social events that occur under tents …

Hanging tough

Tent structures provide the backdrop for one of the world’s most respected cancer center’s 75th anniversary celebration. In November 2016, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, celebrated 75 years of providing patient care, research, education and prevention for people whose lives have been affected by cancer. For such an important event, the center secured …

Disc printers and publishers

The new Bravo 4200-series Disc Printers and Disc Publishers for the meetings and conventions industry from Primera Technology Inc. make it quick and easy to make copies of presentations, panel discussions and important information for those present or absent from meetings and conventions. Features include USB 3.0 to deliver fast recording speeds on CD-R, DVD-R …

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The three point-of-contact climb

Falls from ladders account for approximately 20,000 injuries and 300 deaths each year in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The American Ladder Institute (ALI) advises that when climbing a ladder, maintaining three points of contact minimizes the chances of slipping and falling. At all times during ascent, descent …

State of the Industry 2017

With thousands of companies competing for event organizers to rent tents and tent-related equipment, this is a very competitive market. In terms of volume, sales for the U.S./Canadian end product manufacturer (fabricator) market were 24.1 million square yards in 2016, up 4 percent over 2015. Sales are projected to be 25.3 million square yards in …

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TRD revises handbook

New edition of procedural handbook includes first major updates in more than a decade. A new edition of the IFAI Procedural Handbook for the Safe Installation and Maintenance of Tents and Fabric Structures includes major revisions to reflect industry trends and a reorganization that makes the handbook a user-friendly training tool. This is the first …