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Championship tenting

August 1, 2014

From weather-related concerns to time-sensitive deadlines, tent renters tackle the unique challenges sporting events create. By Maura Keller In today’s sporting world, the need for tents abounds. From simple structures that house media to elaborate units geared toward the athletes themselves, tents are a key element from start to finish. And as each sporting venue …

Classic focuses on future

Company emerges from bankruptcy and sets a course forward, including the closure of one site and the launch of a new furniture line. Classic Party Rentals Inc., based in Inglewood, Calif., with 30 locations across the U.S., filed chapter 11 papers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., in February, and announced in April that …

Low-cost anchors

Asphalt Anchors Group, a division of Designated Parking Corp., provides low-cost anchors especially designed to overcome asphalt’s weakness in two ways— the anchors are unusually long and they bond with a hard grout that fills the crevices in the asphalt and the gravel below it to distribute the forces over a large area. The anchors …

Synched client information

Point-of-Rental™ Systems has designed an easier way for rental stores to stay up-to-date on prospective customers with its new module, SalesForceSync. Created to save time and eliminate miscommunication between rental companies and their sales teams, SalesForceSync keeps all customer and prospect information current by syncing new and updated customers, contacts, contracts, calls and call logs …

Slide-track tent system

The Timbertrac™ Collection features an architectural truss beam design, woodlike aluminum beams and aesthetic joining plates, producing the appearance of craftsman-style construction while providing the amenities needed for event specific applications. The collection design features a top and wall fabric system that slides through channels in the extruded aluminum frame, allowing for ease of installation …

Superior acoustics

In the age of vinyl, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua clings to the acoustical attributes of canvas. Every summer since 1986, volunteers have raised a canvas tent on Lake Superior’s south shore near Bayfield, Wis., and performers and fans have come together under the tent for magical evenings of song and entertainment. “We claim to …

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The reappearing act

Has lead time for your jobs vanished? Try these strategies to make it reappear and boost profits in the process. By Tom Ross In the later stages of the recent recession, Alert Management Systems was approached for help by one of its largest tent and event rental clients, a company responsible for supplying tents and …

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Site seeing

Details to consider on location visits before tents go up. By Janice Kleinschmidt Brides, corporate groups and art fair promoters look for venues that are aesthetically pleasing, offer access to auxiliary services and lie in proximity to the people they want to attend their event. When tent rental companies are involved, site evaluation elevates to …

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Staking study refresher

Whether you are a new installer or a seasoned professional, safe installations begin with understanding the IFAI Staking Study. By Jim Reyen Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has always been at the forefront of the tent event industry in terms of education, training and useful tools for the safe …