New Jersey officials discuss tent permits

August 26, 2009

A proposed ordinance could grant the Borough Council the right to issue a special-use permit for a tent that The Virgin Spa of Natirar, Peapack-Gladstone, N.J., plans to use for an October fundraiser. Permits are typically issued by the Land Use Board, which prohibited the spa from erecting tents on the property due to concerns …

Fire destroys wedding tent in Kuwait

August 17, 2009

An arsonist, which local newspapers claim to be the groom’s 23-year-old ex-wife, set fire to a wedding tent in al-Jahara, west of Kuwait City, Kuwait, killing an estimated 41 people, The Associated Press reports. The blaze put 52 other guests in the hospital with injuries. The tent housed the women and children of the wedding …

Down economy impacts UAE tent rental companies

August 13, 2009

Tent rental companies in the United Arab Emirates have noticed a drop in business since many customers are cutting back on tent rentals for the holy month of Ramadan. Companies that usually rent tents for the lftar meal, held each night during the Ramadan fast, have opted not to sponsor tented events this year in …

Rental company helps a tasty fundraiser expand

August 1, 2009

A spicy gumbo cook-off fundraiser for a Kalamazoo, Mich., day shelter has grown every year, but the event’s success led to tenting challenges at the host site, Louie’s Trophy House Grill. In its fourth year, the event needed more space than a past tent rental company could provide. The clients wanted the tents to function …

Kentucky Derby Festival features 241,149 square feet of temporary structures

Providing temporary environments for ‘the most exciting two minutes in sports’ required creativity and attention to detail. Each year, for the past 135 years, people have flocked to Louisville, Ky., to sip mint juleps, enjoy sumptuous southern fare, cheer as some of the finest horses in the world race to the finish—and make a wager …

Dome promotes Vancouver Olympics

It takes more than athletes to create a successful Olympics. By Janice Kleinschmidt A lot has changed since 776 B.C. (the first written record of the Olympics)—and even since 1896 (the first “modern” Olympics). These days, the games entail building permanent structures (i.e., stadiums), as well as temporary structures used before, during and after the …

Unique structure built for Australian sporting event

HTS Höcker Germany recently won the contract to design, manufacture and install what is believed to be the world’s largest and most structurally complex demountable building. The unique structure, known as the Pit Pavilion, will be used exclusively for the Clipsal 500 V8 Super Car race held annually at Victoria Park, Adelaide, South Australia. The …

Designer uses recycled tents to make dresses

Tent dresses, made popular in the 1960s with A-line shapes and unstructured fabrics, wafted around flower children for a few scant years and disappeared into fashion history. A completely different tent dress concept, designed by Angelika Werth, Nelson, B.C., Canada, may have a more durable lifecycle. Werth’s hand-sewn dresses are fabricated of recycled tents, from …

China launches three-year stimulus plan

Chinese textile manufacturing has slowed, and unemployment in China has grown, leading the China State Council to announce a three-year plan to assist the ailing textile sector. The Council announced its fifth export tax rebate since August 2008, urged producers to explore mergers and acquisitions, will assist with reduced energy consumption and greater efficiency, and …

SCORE offers start-up resources online

SCORE Association, Herndon, Va., supports 370 chapters and 11,700 volunteers whose mission is getting small businesses going strong. SCORE, a partner with the U.S. Small Business Association, calls itself “Counselor to America’s Small Business,” and its website contains resources to spur start-ups, create new jobs and keep Americans employed. Featured content on the site includes: …