Tent industry faces busy hurricane season

June 1, 2007

A leading meteorology group has predicted 17 named storms this season for the Gulf Coast, including five major hurricanes. The projections include a 74 percent chance that at least one major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast. MSNBC.com reported that the predictions from Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project were almost identical to projections released …

Cape May allows 9-foot beach tents

The city of Cape May, N.J., has introduced an ordinance to allow 9-foot tents and cabanas on its beach. The Cape May County Herald reported that the ordinance requires the tents to be no more than 150 square feet, and they can only obstruct the view of the ocean by up to 20 percent. For …

Innovative lighting illuminates tent interiors

Tent interiors could be drastically different with the addition of SuperFlex™ lighting from Crosslink™. This futuristic lighting is flexible, foldable and crushable—Crosslink says the lighting is able to withstand nearly 1,000 crush cycles in a wringer test. The lightweight and durable electroluminescent (EL) technology is based on an inherently conductive polymer, known as PEDOT or …

DeBoer wins Innovation Award

De Boer has won an Innovation Award at the 2007 Performance Textiles Association (Pertexa) Awards for its double-decker Emperor structure. The Emperor debuted at the 2006 FIFA World Cup Finals in Germany, showcasing an arched roof with covered viewing balconies. Some of the Emperor’s traditional aluminum frames were replaced with wood to provide a much …

AAdvantage founder wins Entrepreneur of the Year award

Mike Hall, founder of AAdvantage Tent Fittings in Pleasant Valley, Ohio, took home the Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2007 from the Chillicothe, Ohio, chamber of commerce. In 1991, Hall acquired Phillips Rent-All, but found that there was something lacking in tent installation technology. “I saw some flaws in the tents and I thought …

Chicago Party Rental wins three 2007 NICE Awards

Chicago Party Rental has picked up three 2007 NICE Awards (NACE ISES Chicago Excellence Awards) for Best Use of Tenting, Best Use of Rental Equipment and Best Decorative Linen. Chicago Party Rental received the awards at NICE’s sixth-annual awards celebration and dinner in February. “The NICE Awards recognize the accomplishments of local Chicago area talent …

Miller Weldmaster Corp. promotes engineer

Miller Weldmaster Corp. of Navarre, Ohio, has promoted Erik Baker to sales consultant after Baker put in more than eight years as a field service engineer. In his prior role, Baker helped pioneer what are now widely used welding methods. He was involved in everything from design and building to installation. Baker will now be …

B.C. Tent & Awning names logistics manager

Kelly Dooley has been named logistics manager for B.C. Tent & Awning of Avon, Mass. Dooley will be responsible for obtaining the necessary building permits for company projects, as well as doing inspection scheduling for the company. Dooley has seven years of experience in scheduling inspections and securing permits. “We are pleased to have someone …

Chicago will pursue Olympic bid

The U.S. Olympic Committee has approved Chicago as the American candidate to pursue the bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games. Chicago won over Los Angeles to be the front-runner representing the U.S. by proposing to build extensive facilities, whereas previous host city L.A. already has nearly all the necessary venues in place. Madrid, Rome, …

Rep change for Anchor

Anchor Industries has chosen Tentwares to fill its current vacant sales territory in Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tentwares will relocate Mid-Atlantic sales rep Jason O’Neil to represent Anchor as the manufacturing sales representative for the midwest territory.