Is it a good time to sell your event rental business?

August 1st, 2018

One of the most frequent questions I get is “Is now a good time to sell?” There are two things to consider when trying to answer this question. One is a “macro” question of how are the overall market conditions and two is a “micro” question of how your business is performing. I’ve been involved […]

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Outdoor trade shows offer opportunities and challenges for tenting

August 1st, 2018

Semiconductors and dentistry tools fit nicely on a table in an exhibit hall—cranes and airplanes not so much. That’s why makers and sellers of big and heavy products ply their goods at outdoor industrial showcases. Even if a convention center can accommodate large products for a trade show, exhibitors won’t be allowed to run them […]

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Basic training principles for new and long-time installers

August 1st, 2018

Training new installers—and long-time crew members—comes down to a focus on safety, product-specific knowledge and product care. Labor is a problem everywhere, with tent rental companies experiencing constant turnover and the need to train new installers. Desperate to fill out their crews, tent renters will often send new employees on the road for installations right […]

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Q&A with TRD code consultant Paul Armstrong

August 1st, 2018

TRD’s code consultant discusses the code revision process and developing a relationship with code officials. Paul Armstrong, P.E., C.B.O., has worked as an independent consultant, technical trainer and expert witness, providing expertise on both California and international building codes for more than a decade. Previously, he served 14 years on the code development staff of […]

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Not a TRD member? Read this!

August 1st, 2018

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 […]

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Whim Hospitality offers a high-touch approach to events in the Texas Hill Country

August 1st, 2018

In 2012 when Whim Hospitality opened its doors as a party rental company serving the Texas Hill Country in Dripping Springs, Texas, it had four employees. Six years later, the company has grown to include two locations and more than 200 employees, and now offers high-touch affordable luxury to its clients with tents and rentals, […]

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