Celina Tent breaks ground on new warehouse

August 1, 2017

Celina Tent Inc. is building a 100,000-square-foot distribution center adjacent to its headquarters in Celina, Ohio. The new building will be nearly twice as large as Celina’s current warehouse facility in nearby Coldwater, Ohio, and will include high bay storage areas upward of 43 feet tall for additional vertical storage. By building a warehouse with …

Hardware lubricant

E-Z Snap from Iosso lubricates and reduces friction on outdoor canvas hardware including snaps, zippers and hinges. The formula doesn’t contain any solvents, silicone or Teflon; and is waterproof so it won’t melt away in hot weather or need to be constantly reapplied. E-Z Snap comes in a 1.5-ounce easy-to-dispense tube and is available with …

L & A Tent Rental provides ongoing tent services at busy venue

A job at a busy historical site requires custom fabrication, laborious installation and ongoing support. When the Cescaphe Event Group of Philadelphia, Pa., took over as the caterer and planner for the city’s event venue at the Fairmount Water Works, it turned to L & A Tent Rentals of Hamilton, N.J., for an extended project …

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Corporate events are big on originality, safety and branding

Corporate clients look to event rental companies to design extraordinary events that are big on originality, safety and branding. A Harley-Davidson dealership in Orlando, Fla., might not seem like a logical place to host a corporate tented event, but the unexpected venue has become a favorite for businesses looking to create a memorable evening for …

PPE and bad excuses

There are a lot of reasons why workers fail to wear PPE—but none of them are good. Why do tent installers fail to use personal protective equipment (PPE) on job sites? That’s a great question—one without good answers. We frequently see workers on tent sites that are near to and working with loud equipment; moving …

Black-tie affair meets southern charm

Details bring warmth and a sense of home to a formal wedding reception. Can a black-tie affair also radiate southern charm? Shelly Fortune of Shelly Fortune Event Design, Lexington, Ky., set out to combine the two motifs for a tented wedding reception celebrating a couple who desired both formality and intimacy in their event. Fortune …

Beginning the code revision discussion

The Fire Code Action Committee (F-CAC) of the International Code Council (ICC) convened in late May in Chicago in the first of three meetings scheduled for 2017 to begin the 2021 code revision cycle for Group A. IFAI Tent Rental Division (TRD) Steering Committee members Linc Aldershof of Verseidag Seemee U.S., Randolph, N.J., and Tom …

Lessons from a recession

The Great Recession of December 2007 to July 2009 propelled corporations to slash spending. Not surprisingly, company-sponsored events were among the first expenditures to go. And the shadow of the major economic decline from nearly a decade ago still lingers today in the corporate event market. “It was bad PR to be spending on lavish …

Sustainability: A way of doing business

For Rainier Industries Ltd., sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a way of doing business. Although the term is often associated with high expenses, Rainier president and CEO Scott Campbell considers sustainability an initiative that makes business sense. “It’s actually pretty easy and saves money,” he says, “so the barriers are pretty dang low.” …

Gear is good, skill is better

Innovative equipment and creative problem solvers get the job done. I began my journalism career in photography, and then moved away from it. “You can learn photography on the side!” people said. “Major in print journalism instead!” (Life advice right up there with the realtor who told me in 2004 that housing values almost never …