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Editorial | August 1, 2018 | By:

Why you should stop subscribing to InTents and join TRD.

If you are a member of IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD), you have my permission to turn the page and dive into the rest of this issue.

If you own or work for a tent rental company that subscribes to InTents but isn’t a TRD member, well, do not pass go and do not collect $200. At least until you read the following.

As a member of TRD, you’ll no longer need to subscribe to InTents to read the latest industry news, project features, code updates and more—it’s complimentary with TRD membership. And that’s just the beginning.

The value of TRD membership came up in discussions with two experts in preparation for this issue. The first, TRD code consultant Paul Armstrong, discusses in this issue the importance of TRD participation in the International Code Council’s code revision process. In short, the more people working on code revisions, the better the results for the industry. Put your head down and ignore it, and you risk being subjected to codes developed by people who lack industry knowledge.

The second expert is Bryan Bolt, technical solutions manager for TopTec Event Tents. Bryan discusses the principles of basic training for tent installers in this issue. Between product-specific training offered by tent manufacturers and basic and advanced training opportunities from trade organizations such as TRD, there’s no excuse for undertrained installers or bad job site habits, he says. In addition, IFAI Tent Expo is the best place to observe tent installations done by the book.

Registration for IFAI Tent Expo 2019 in Orlando, Fla., is open, and members receive a discount, so now is the time to join TRD and start taking advantage of all the benefits you have coming to you. The many additional benefits to TRD membership and information on how to join can be found at

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