Suit filed over boy’s death in tent blowdown

June 29, 2010

Parents of a boy killed while under a tent at an Alabama air show have filed civil suit against the tent rental company that provided the tents and organizers of the air show. Five–year–old Josiah Miller was killed at the June 2008 air show when an air conditioning unit connected to a tent fell on …

City built for oil spill responders

June 14, 2010

A “city” built for cleanup workers responding to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico includes large tents for dining and recreation. A 32–acre site on Louisiana Highway 23 was cleared, drained, raised four feet and equipped with both tents and trailers to accommodate some 2,000 workers. The Venice Responders Village passed parish and …

Anza rises from the ashes

June 1, 2010

Event rental company celebrates third anniversary following recent arson. All good event planners are adept at working through the unexpected. The employees of Anza Event Rentals by Choura Venue Services, Torrance, Calif., put those skills to the test in January, when Anza’s offices were vandalized and set afire by arsonists. “By 9 the next morning …

Designing with light and fabric

Lighting design provides both function and decor for a wedding reception in a remote location. When Crown Rentals of Chesterfield, Mo., was hired by a client who wanted a really special look for a wedding reception, the tent rental company turned to event design and production company Exclusive Events Inc. of St. Louis, Mo., for …

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Create weddings that dazzle

Hot trends in tented weddings. By Joanna Baymiller Trends are the weather fronts of the special events world: by the time you identify them, they’re on their way to the next town. The challenge of providing the tent type and accessories du jour can be daunting for tent and event professionals. Whether the goal is …

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Adding custom printing to tents

Help your customers stand out among a sea of white structures with graphics printed on tents. By Holly O’Dell Businesses and organizations competing for the attention of consumers do everything possible to distinguish themselves. As such, everyone from NASCAR sponsors to farmers market vendors can benefit from the branding afforded by custom printed tents. “Printed …

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Fabulous tent floors

When choosing the right flooring system for your tent rental business, look beyond the price tag to how the system will fit into your business. by Julie Young When you invest in a flooring system for your rental company’s inventory, are you really buying wood, or modular panels, or tiles? None of the above, says …

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Site safety

Stop injuries before they occur. by Jamie Swedberg Tent installers have always known there are risks inherent in the job, but recently certain aspects of the job have become more hazardous. This fact has the industry increasing its focus on minimizing risks. “Five years ago, we would send a guy up on the roof of …

Big fan for temporary event cooling

AirGo Big Ass Fans’ 8-foot diameter mobile vertical fan is designed to maneuver easily over a variety of terrains and provide immediate relief when temporary cooling needs arise on construction sites, in industrial facilities or at special events. The fan is made from all-welded construction, features adjustable speed controls and 360-degree angle adjustments. Engineered with …

Portable relief tent

A new weight-bearing geodesic relief shelter from Universal Space Frames is designed to support four or more adults in attached hammocks as well as foodstuffs and other gear. The lightweight and durable shelters, available in three sizes, are packaged fully assembled, can be carried as easily as a golf bag and can be set up …