Customization options transform tents

June 1st, 2016

The standard, no-frills tent may be white, but Tentnology Co. Vice President Suzanne Warner likens it to the quintessential little black dress when she talks about a client in Belize who has 50 standard tents and “hundreds and hundreds of assorted accessories.” In addition to custom designs, colors and full digital graphics, the British Columbia-based […]

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Ballasting for safety and safety when ballasting

June 1st, 2016

Learning to ballast with concrete? Follow these steps to ensure safe and efficient jobsite practices. My crew has forgotten how to use a sledgehammer. Well, not really, but it could happen. In my local tent rental market, ballasting is common. So common that the top priority for my management team has been to figure out […]

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Lake Geneva wedding combines splendor of the family’s estate and Midwest lakeside living

June 1st, 2016

For a wedding couple lucky enough to have family living on the shores of Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva, a popular tourist destination for urban dwellers of Chicago, Ill., and Milwaukee, Wis., settling on a wedding and reception venue wasn’t difficult. But when the August 2015 wedding guest list approached 350 people, Marina Birch of Birch Design […]

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Payroll perils

June 1st, 2016

Mistakes in withholding and paying payroll taxes to the IRS can spell real trouble for small business owners. Every employer faces countless rules and regulations involving the payments it makes to its employees. There are rules that dictate when (and which) workers must be paid overtime, the amount of taxes that must be withheld and […]

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Moving LED fixtures

June 1st, 2016

New from Chauvet Professional is Maverick, a series of tour-ready moving LED fixtures. The new series provides the touring market with a complete and powerful set of lighting design tools at an affordable price. Marketed around a “Top Gun” flight theme, the Maverick series features affordable design options, including full-spectrum color mixing, custom optics, wide […]

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Expansive fairway views

June 1st, 2016

When new owners of the Puerto Rico Open at Coco Beach sought to increase the comfort and style of hospitality and sponsor suites, All Seasons Event Rental responded with engineered fabric products by Liri Tent U.S. Sidney Wolf, chairman of the event, worked with Steve Brancato, president of All Seasons Event Rental, to bring a […]

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High-end horse barn extended with tents

June 1st, 2016

With a luxury H-shaped horse barn as the setting, an Alabama wedding was destined to showcase an upscale southern country theme. “The client knew what they wanted but didn’t know if it was realistic,” says event designer Geri Sims, owner of Geri Sims Wedding & Events, which serves the southeastern U.S. Sims took inspiration from […]

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Rubb refurbishes structures for U.K.’s Ministry of Defense

June 1st, 2016

The U.K.’s Ministry of Defense has used structures by Rubb Buildings Ltd., Gateshead, U.K., for more than 35 years. Now it’s seeing the benefits of the company’s postuse storage, assessment and refurbishment service. In 2010, work began on the construction of six Rubb military warehouses for Operation Herrick in Afghanistan. The 25-by-100-meter Expeditionary Forces Aircraft […]

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Steel and fabric roof structure believed to be largest in North America

June 1st, 2016

Serge Ferrari North America and Dunn Lightweight Architecture have completed what is believed to be one of the largest steel and fabric roof structures in North America at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Ruckersville, Va. facility. In 2014, IIHS lost 100 days on its outdoor test track due to rain or snow. To improve […]

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Company rebrands to reflect full-service event rental service

June 1st, 2016

An award-winning tent rental company rebrands into a full-service tent and tabletop provider. What began in a garage with a Kia minivan, three margarita machines and a slowly growing inventory of brown metal folding chairs and Lifetime tables from Sam’s Club has matured into a full-service event rental production company. On the heels of earning […]

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