Industry News

Nolan Group acquires Polyfab Australia

January 19, 2018

Shadecloth manufacturer Polyfab Australia has been acquired by the Nolan Group, a commercial and industrial textile manufacturer also based in Australia. Ployfab Australia is one of the original developers of heavy duty knitted HDPE shadecloth. Company director Barry Jamieson will continue to play an active role in management of Polyfab Australia. The Nolan Group is …

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Martin Denney succeeds Ted Anderson at BondCote

January 17, 2018

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., replacing Ted Anderson, who retired this month after leading the company for more than 14 years. BondCote is the U.S. branch of the global textile group Heytex, based in Bramsche, Germany. BondCote produces coated and laminated textiles for event tents; military, defense and safety, …

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Event Safety Alliance announces Severe Weather Summit

January 15, 2018

The Event Safety Alliance is set to host the next Severe Weather Summit March 22-23, 2018, at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The summit is designed to aid event and venue professionals in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Subject matter experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

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IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

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IFAI Canada Expo 2018

December 6, 2017

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

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Aztec Tents launches e-commerce portal

December 5, 2017

TentPros.com promises easy ordering and rapid fulfillment processing. Tent and tent accessory manufacturer Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has launched an e-commerce site to streamline the purchasing of replacement tent components and allow customers the freedom to place orders at any time. The site is built on the Shopify e-commerce platform, a leading innovator in the …

Awards

You decide! Awarding quality and excellence in the tents industry.

December 1, 2017

We want to hear your opinion. What companies, products and services do you depend on to run your business? Tell us by voting in the InTents Reader’s Choice Awards. Voting will be open online Dec. 11-29 at www.intentsmag.com. The winners will be featured in the April–May 2018 issue, kicking off InTents’ celebration of 25 years …

Events

Register for Tent Conference 2018

December 1, 2017

Registration is open for Tent Conference 2018, set for Jan. 18–19 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Ariz. Don’t miss out on the leading event for promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. The group rate for the host hotel is available until Dec. 15. Tent Conference offers dynamic learning …

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Why millennials don’t want to work for your business, and how to change their minds

December 1, 2017

The year was 2000. The start-up had outgrown the garage, relocating to a nondescript building in an office park. Outside that building, on an asphalt parking lot, employees played roller hockey. The games were full contact. Employees wore pads and would come back inside drenched in sweat and sometimes bloodied and bruised. Inside the building, …

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Put your digital marketing foundation to work

December 1, 2017

Within this five-part marketing series, we’ve discussed why a digital marketing strategy is essential and explored online search behaviors for tent rental. We’ve covered how to be found in Google, how to reach your ideal customer and how to create and distribute valuable content to customers. All of these concepts make up the building blocks …

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Tent renters weigh the anchorage options

December 1, 2017

When choosing a proper anchoring method for any given site, tent renters must balance the pros and cons of staking vs. ballasting. First, the good news: demand for event tents has significantly grown, says Steve Belliveau, sales manager, Eastern Region, for tent manufacturer Anchor Industries Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The downside? Demand has put greater …

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Macon Tent Rentals orchestractes a five-site tented party

December 1, 2017

Macon Tent Rentals orchestrates tent installation for an employee appreciation event at five different locations, even as Hurricane Irma threatens the party. The annual employee appreciation picnic hosted by Navicent Health, Georgia’s second largest hospital, has a unique goal: provide the employees at five campus locations with a similar entertainment and dining experience, more or …

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Understanding the many features and differences in event tent fabric

October 1, 2017

The difference between coated versus laminated PVC and features such as durability, weight, strength, cleanability and the end product all factor into making the best investment. A tent without fabric wouldn’t be a tent. And yet, according to fabric manufacturers, there’s a widespread lack of knowledge about this fundamental component of the tent rental business. …

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Specialty tents open new markets

October 1, 2017

Want to stand out from the crowd? Specialty tents can open up new opportunities. It makes sense for tent rental companies to build their inventory around traditional products, such as pole and frame tents. These tents are popular and versatile, making them reliable performers. Even so, it may be worthwhile to explore potential markets with …

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Keeping tent fabric clean

October 1, 2017

By hand or machine, tent cleaning requires a solid logistical plan to keep tents spotless for every event. A tent at a job site can encounter many foes that make it dirty: rain, mud, bird droppings, tree sap, wet leaves and even graffiti. To keep inventories pristine and ready for the next event, successful rental …

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Equipment that makes the job easy and safe

August 1, 2017

Tent professionals are always eager to find ways to make the job of installing tents easier, safer and more efficient. Equipment developed specifically for the tent industry—by the very people who install tents day in and day out—helps achieve these goals. No one knows who coined the proverb “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Given …

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Corporate events are big on originality, safety and branding

August 1, 2017

Corporate clients look to event rental companies to design extraordinary events that are big on originality, safety and branding. A Harley-Davidson dealership in Orlando, Fla., might not seem like a logical place to host a corporate tented event, but the unexpected venue has become a favorite for businesses looking to create a memorable evening for …

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Clearspan tents offer clear advantages

August 1, 2017

Clearspan structures open up lucrative markets for tent rental companies. With scaled-down and modular designs, even small tent rental companies can take advantage of these opportunities. Clearspan structures offer an array of benefits for tent rental companies and their clients. One of the biggest attractions is their unobstructed interior space—there’s no need for interior support …

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Frame tent systems please customers of all kinds

June 1, 2017

For most tent rental companies, an inventory that doesn’t include frame tents is unthinkable. Frame tent systems are the workhorses of the industry, favored by customers for all kinds of events. Frame tents play an indispensable role in almost every tent rental company’s inventory. As common as they are, these tents are anything but unassuming …

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Tent rental companies help clients throw the best backyard parties

June 1, 2017

Summertime for tent rental means street fairs, farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts and community festivals. If people are gathering and celebrating outdoors, there’s probably a tent involved. But many of the best tented parties are out of sight. They aren’t hidden underground like Prohibition speakeasies, they’re just in private backyards. Backyard parties have increased in both …

Industry News

Nolan Group acquires Polyfab Australia

January 19, 2018

Shadecloth manufacturer Polyfab Australia has been acquired by the Nolan Group, a commercial and industrial textile manufacturer also based in Australia. Ployfab Australia is one of the original developers of heavy duty knitted HDPE shadecloth. Company director Barry Jamieson will continue to play an active role in management of Polyfab Australia. The Nolan Group is …

Industry News

Martin Denney succeeds Ted Anderson at BondCote

January 17, 2018

Martin Denney has been named president of BondCote Corp., Pulaski, Va., replacing Ted Anderson, who retired this month after leading the company for more than 14 years. BondCote is the U.S. branch of the global textile group Heytex, based in Bramsche, Germany. BondCote produces coated and laminated textiles for event tents; military, defense and safety, …

Industry News

Event Safety Alliance announces Severe Weather Summit

January 15, 2018

The Event Safety Alliance is set to host the next Severe Weather Summit March 22-23, 2018, at the National Weather Center’s Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla. The summit is designed to aid event and venue professionals in preparing for and responding to dangerous weather conditions. Subject matter experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Industry News

IFAI Expo 2018 call for presentations

December 6, 2017

IFAI Expo 2018 is looking for presentation topic ideas and interested speakers. Expo will be held October 15-18, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Submit now! The Call for Presentations deadline is January 12, 2018.  Categories Advanced Textiles  Shade and Weather Protection Specialty Fabrics  General Business Benefits of Presenting Build your reputation as an industry expert Share your knowledge …

Industry News

IFAI Canada Expo 2018

December 6, 2017

Canada Expo 2018 is like no other event – a unique opportunity to meet manufacturers and businesses face-to-face and immerse yourself in new knowledge and leading edge solutions. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the latest in the specialty fabrics industry through the sights, sounds and innovations of the exhibit floor. Register now! Dedicated Exhibit Hall Hours …

Industry News

Aztec Tents launches e-commerce portal

December 5, 2017

TentPros.com promises easy ordering and rapid fulfillment processing. Tent and tent accessory manufacturer Aztec Tents, Torrance, Calif., has launched an e-commerce site to streamline the purchasing of replacement tent components and allow customers the freedom to place orders at any time. The site is built on the Shopify e-commerce platform, a leading innovator in the …

Awards

You decide! Awarding quality and excellence in the tents industry.

December 1, 2017

We want to hear your opinion. What companies, products and services do you depend on to run your business? Tell us by voting in the InTents Reader’s Choice Awards. Voting will be open online Dec. 11-29 at www.intentsmag.com. The winners will be featured in the April–May 2018 issue, kicking off InTents’ celebration of 25 years …

Events

Register for Tent Conference 2018

December 1, 2017

Registration is open for Tent Conference 2018, set for Jan. 18–19 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West in Mesa, Ariz. Don’t miss out on the leading event for promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. The group rate for the host hotel is available until Dec. 15. Tent Conference offers dynamic learning …

Profile

All About Events creates great weddings in Central California

December 1, 2017

Award-winning All About Events fashions high-end weddings in California’s Central Coast wine country. Before Paso Robles, Calif.-based All About Events Inc. was All About Events Inc., it was Party Partners Rental. Steven Herring launched the company in 2008 as a side business to stay busy on the weekends. He started small—initially purchasing an assortment of …

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Premier Product Showcase

December 1, 2017

Must-have products for Outstanding tented events. The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct …

On the Job

Codes set for adoption

December 1, 2016

Code revision process reaches final voting stage. A proposal to regulate outdoor events regardless of the presence of tents or special event structures was approved at the Public Comment Hearing of the International Code Committee (ICC) in October. This proposal (F310-16), submitted by the Fire Code Action Committee, had been disapproved at the code committee’s …

On the Job

Site survey equals site safety

December 1, 2016

A thorough site survey communicates event needs and flags potential safety issues. Ensuring the safety of tented event participants and the tent installation crew starts at the beginning of the job. Before a single rental item is loaded onto the truck, a site survey should be completed by a qualified professional with set-up experience. A …

On the Job

TopTec training goes on the road

December 1, 2016

TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., is taking its long running tent installation and safety training program on the road in 2017. The first Tent School On The Road session will be held at Rent-E-Quip in Colonial Heights, Va., March 7–8. “Our goal was to make Tent School more accessible to our customers across the United …

On the Job

Tent inspections before events ensure safety

October 1, 2016

Inspections will help avoid disaster and add years to the life of a tent. The tent is up and the event is underway. But there may still be work to be done. Especially for installations that will be up for any length of time, inspection and maintenance are top priorities for keeping the tent as …

On the Job

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division works toward standard

October 1, 2016

IFAI’s Tent Rental Division looks to write an industry standard for tent anchorage. With final voting on tent-related code revisions for the 2018 Model Code set for late October, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) is looking ahead to writing an industry standard that could be taken up in the 2021 code cycle. “As the 2018 …

On the Job

Moving on up with multiple locations

August 1, 2016

Expanding to multiple locations offers numerous benefits, if the timing is right and both will and cash flow are strong. Delores Crum didn’t see that she had a choice. Sure, her party, tent and wedding rental store in south Austin, Texas, opened in 2000, was doing well. But up in north Austin, another rental company …

On the Job

OSHA fines increase

August 1, 2016

New law directs U.S. Department of Labor to “catch up” penalties to inflation. Fines assessed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased by 78 percent as of Aug. 1. OSHA’s top penalty for serious violations rises from $7,000 to $12,471, and its top penalty for willful or repeated violations rises from $70,000 to …

On the Job

Collaboration yields successful code revisions

August 1, 2016

F-CAC work group is a key factor in the code revision process for tents, membrane structures and outdoor assembly events. The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings were held in Louisville, Ky., in April. During the International Fire Code (IFC) hearings, stakeholders representing IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD), the ICC Fire Code Action Committee …

On the Job

Ballasting for safety and safety when ballasting

June 1, 2016

Learning to ballast with concrete? Follow these steps to ensure safe and efficient jobsite practices. My crew has forgotten how to use a sledgehammer. Well, not really, but it could happen. In my local tent rental market, ballasting is common. So common that the top priority for my management team has been to figure out …

On the Job

Code revisions underway

June 1, 2016

Triggers for site-specific engineering top the tent-related proposals taken up at the ICC’s Committee Action Hearing. With debate and voting at the April Committee Action Hearing (CAH), the International Code Council (ICC) took its first step in revising codes as part of the Group B I-Code Development Cycle for the 2018 Model Code. A proposal …

Event Production

Museum of the American Revolution inspires with a clear top tent

June 1, 2017

For the April grand opening gala of the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa., EventQuip of Lansdale, Pa., installed a 12-by-76-meter Losberger P7 profile with a clear top for the gala dinner tent, a 9-by-6-meter Losberger P7 with a white top for the entrance tent, a 9-by-55-foot clear-top Aztec marquee for building access, …

Project Briefs

Long distance sprint

December 1, 2016

O’Neil Tent Co. installs several structures in a short timeframe 250+ feet from the unloading zone. When Ohio State University needed tenting structures for its fundraising campaign, “But for Ohio State,” an event that raises funds for students to study abroad, it called on O’Neil Tent Co., Columbus, Ohio, to make it happen. O’Neil Tent …

Event Production

Decadent masterpiece

December 1, 2016

A clear tent becomes a speakeasy with “The Great Gatsby” in every detail. Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby may have been left off the guest list, but every other detail of a “Great Gatsby”-themed birthday party under a tent recalled the glitter and grandeur of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Inspired by the client’s home and …

Event Production

Anything’s possible

December 1, 2016

Over the Top Tents and Events makes events happen in the wild and magnificent Alaska terrain. The largest state in the union is home to breathtaking landscapes. The mountains, rivers and glaciers provide stunning backdrops for unforgettable events—but along with the wild, untamed beauty of Alaska comes unpredictable climates and challenging accessibility for companies like …

Event Production

Building a city

December 1, 2016

Classic Event and Tent Rentals prepared a scenic, suburban golf course for an invasion of hundreds of thousands of fans. When Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., was awarded the 2016 Ryder Cup, planners knew a temporary city would be needed to accommodate the anticipated 250,000 spectators who would descend on the picturesque course …

Event Production

Creating A Distinctive Atmosphere for Multiple Events Using One Tent

October 28, 2016

There is a reason why so many tented events seem to be cookie-cutter productions. There are people to please and placate, funds to be allocated, tent design and layout to be developed, and complex lighting and flooring elements to be installed. It is no wonder that so many people end up with the same event …

Event Production

Installing a structure on a scaffold

October 1, 2016

New York Tent installs a rooftop structure that couldn’t be attached to the roof. When Citnalta Construction Corp. approached Long Island-based New York Tent to cover a roof that it needed to rip off and replace, the construction firm had one big caveat: because of the work that had to be done, the tent couldn’t …

Event Production

Amazon Originals interactive experience at Comic-Con

October 1, 2016

Choura Events creates an Amazon Originals interactive experience for Comic-Con enthusiasts. Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow,” actress Kristen Bell once said—and she’s not alone in her enthusiasm for the event that celebrates comic books and other aspects of popular arts, such as films and science fiction/fantasy literature. Comic-Con International takes place each year …

Projects

An organic palette under a sailcloth tent

October 1, 2016

Earthiness and formality blend perfectly under a sailcloth tent. With a bride specifically requesting a twin-pole sailcloth tent for her wedding, Durkin’s Inc. of Danbury, Conn., and Amy Cagginello of Amy Champagne Events LLC, Milford, Conn., and New York City, set out to seamlessly blend the tent and decor. Fulfilling the bride’s dream, Durkin’s installed …

Event Production

Disaster relief and weddings on the beach

October 1, 2016

From disaster relief to weddings on the beach, Beachview Event Rentals & Design brings the right stuff. Georgia’s Atlantic seaboard, with its tidal rivers, salt marshes and miles of beaches, attracts tourists and locals alike with a sense of the ancient and the hypnotic lull of the natural world. And for two brothers who grew …