Teijin rolls out “green carpet”

December 1, 2010

For the third consecutive year, Teijin Ltd. rolled out the “green” carpet at the Tokyo International Film Festival in October. The carpet is made entirely of Teijin Fibers’ ECOPET® recycled polyester fiber produced from PET bottles. In total, Teijin produced 1,600 meters of 90-cm-wide material, or the equivalent of 23,000 recycled half-liter PET bottles. In …

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Tents set the scene for culturally themed events

Tents play a leading role in culturally inspired parties and themed events. By Meleah Maynard People have been throwing parties in tents for thousands of years, and in some cultures, tents are central to ceremonies and events. So when event planners are asked to create events based on culturally inspired themes, the natural place to …

All Occasions Event Rental hosts seminars

All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted clients and vendors at a combined open house event and tent education seminar in October under a 12-by-30-meter Losberger clearspan structure tent set up in the company’s parking lot. In addition to showcasing products and networking, All Occasions provided clients with an educational session on tent and permitting …

Fabric structure shades state fairgoers

A temporary tensioned fabric structure debuting at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair solved a sweltering problem for fairgoers and performers. The structure was designed to solve an issue that occurred every year at Baldwin Park near the Family Fun Stage on the state fairgrounds. While performers appeared on a covered stage, the audience sat in …

Portable heat pump with a variety of features

This updated portable heat pump from Atlas Sales & Rentals Inc. delivers 1.8 tons of heating capacity and 1.5 tons of cooling. The SHAC model 1811 portable unit provides supplemental heating for environments with ambient temperatures of more than 45° F. The unit runs on a 115-volt/20-amp circuit and can easily switch over from heating …

Prices reduced on geodesic structures

ZENDOME, a manufacturer of mobile communication buildings made from geodesic structures, has reduced prices for its geodesic domes and compatible parts. The price reductions affect the structure as well as products including the membrane, door system, heavy load floor and ramp, and connecting mat. For more information, contact ZENDOME.

Lightweight disaster relief shelter

Economy Tent International has developed a Disaster Recovery Shelter that delivers a cost-effective, high-quality solution for short or long-term relief shelters. The shelters are engineered to provide housing and work facilities after natural or man-made disasters. The shelter is affordable, lightweight, durable and easy to assemble without the need for special tools. The shelter is …

Tented holiday parties see revival

Tents fit right in with the comeback trends of holiday parties. Pre-recession style big blowout holiday parties have been an easy budget cut for corporations facing an uncertain future. According to Catersource magazine, caterers nationwide reported that December 2009 showed the biggest year-over-year drop in business of any month since the start of the recession. …

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Expert advice on snagging large-event clients

Event architect Karen Koppel answers questions about what large-event clients need from your tent rental company. By Karen Koppel As a tent rental company bidding on portions of large events, are you aware of what might make or break the bid for you? Or what will ensure that your company will be sought out for …

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Tent cleaning essentials

When it comes to tent cleaning, a job worth doing is worth doing well. By Jamie Swedberg If you have a delicate constitution, brace yourself. Paul Krugman, general manager of Clean Awn, a tent and awning cleaning company based in Lakewood, Calif., can tell horror stories of tent cleaning attempts gone wrong. “The worst story …