Understanding engineered tents

August 1, 2013

A comprehensive understanding of engineered tents provides peace of mind. By Pamela Mills-Senn As cities and municipalities grow increasingly risk averse and safety aware, the demand for engineered tents has surged. “The market is definitely strong,” says Jeff McInnes, North American sales manager for Delray Beach, Fla.-based HTS-USA/Hocker, a manufacturer of clearspan structures. “No one …

The value of a walk-through

To pull off a glamorous event, start with a site inspection and logistics. By Melissa Paul Generally, any venue or property deemed “off-premise” is going to involve a tent. Or two or three or more. As an event planner, I cannot stress enough how important a site inspection or walk-through is to the success of …

Big business for Absolute Tent & Event Services

From tenting to film support to storage solutions—the Absolute Group stretches the limits in south central Ontario, Canada. The Absolute Group of companies, of which Absolute Tent & Event Services is a part, began as a company serving the on-location rental requirements of the local film, TV and commercial production industry—primarily because Paul Kenyon, managing …

Wedding at the family farm

A family farm serves as the setting for the tented weddings of siblings with different tastes. Several years ago, Party Plus–Taylor Rental of Baltimore, Md., provided tents for a true farm-themed wedding—imagine hay bales, camouflage linens, and the bride and groom on ATVs. This year, the company was contacted by that groom’s mother for another …

High-profile fundraiser requires “presidential” details

A fundraiser with a former president requires a flawless tented installation. A Very Important Person, a high-profile fundraiser, and a valued client all add up to a tented event that must be carried out at the highest professional level—without a hitch. “The client knew that EventQuip has never let them down in the past, and …

ABC Industries launches new website

ABC Industries Inc. has launched a new website with product pages that include specifications, downloadable documents, applications and accessories pages that link to complementary products.

Atlas Sales & Rentals introduces new website

Atlas Sales & Rentals, Inc., distributor of portable cooling and heating equipment, has introduced a new mobile website. The mobile site launches automatically when viewers go to the company’s website on a smartphone or tablet. Customers may press the “Tap to Call” button and be connected automatically to the nearest Atlas location. Atlas recommends turning …

All Season Tent Sales relocates

All Seasons Tent Sales, Kansas City, Kan., has moved into a new 140,000-square-foot warehouse, nearly tripling the company’s physical capacity. With the new facility, All Seasons has nearly doubled its tent manufacturing equipment and is in production 24 hours a day, six days a week.

Miller Weldmaster wins the President’s “E” Award for Exports

Miller Weldmaster, Navarre, Ohio, was awarded the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a May ceremony in Washington, D.C. The “E” Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. “Earning the prestigious President’s ‘E’ Award for Excellence in Exporting is a true …

Changes to the International Fire Code

Proposed code changes point to more industry scrutiny. Proposed changes to the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Building Code (IBC) have the potential to affect tent rental companies and manufacturers at every level. Tom Markel, owner of Bravo Events, Buffalo, N.Y., and William Fitch, P.E., principal, Phyrefish Consulting, Miami, Fla., have represented the Tent …