Recommendation for cleaning COVID-19 related tents

April 23rd, 2020

Brought to you by the Tent Rental Division The COVID-19 pandemic has created concerns with how to successfully disinfect and sterilize tent fabrics, framework, fittings, webs, ratchets, poles and anchoring devices including ballasts—basically any item or piece of equipment that may be on the job site. The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International […]

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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products […]

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Flexible tent systems for medical testing and quarantine efforts

April 10th, 2020

Testing of suspected COVID-19 cases as well as quarantine accommodations for infected patients are top priorities for federal, state and local authorities. The crisis requires flexible tent and hall systems that can be installed quickly and guarantee compliance with high hygiene standards. RÖDER humanitarian tents can be divided into rooms to help prevent the spread […]

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U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3rd, 2020

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disaster resources including field hospitals, emergency temporary shelters, […]

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Free electronic signatures for rental companies affected by COVID-19 crisis

April 1st, 2020

App allows for safe signature collection in the social distancing era. Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, has made its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for any rental business that needs it, regardless of the software they use. The setup fee is also waived, and no payment information […]

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Top tips for operating a specialty fabrics business during a pandemic

April 1st, 2020

IFAI Division Webinars this week are bringing together diverse members of the specialty fabrics industry to discuss how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis. For companies that are operational—that is, they have either been deemed essential businesses or they are not currently under a “shelter in place” order—worker health and safety is a major concern. […]

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Announcing the 2020 InTents magazine Reader’s Choice Award winners!

April 1st, 2020

Twenty-two manufacturers and suppliers to the tent rental industry are honored in the April–May 2020 issue of InTents magazine in the third annual Reader’s Choice Awards. This 40-by-60-foot Anchor Century® tent, installed at a venue in Farmington, Conn., by Connecticut Rental Centers, served as a ceremony tent with theater-style seating. Anchor Industries was voted Best […]

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2020 Reader’s Choice Awards: Products and services that go above and beyond

April 1st, 2020

Many industry suppliers go more than the extra mile to help tent rental companies thrive—and the voters in the 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards have stories to tell about the products, services and suppliers that support them day after day, from the warehouse to the installation site.  by Pamela Mills-Senn The annual Reader’s Choice Awards, launched […]

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The next generation: Assuming leadership of a family tent rental business

April 1st, 2020

Thinking about taking over your family’s tent rental business? Be prepared to learn every job, initiate delicate conversations, ask questions and respect the previous generation’s work. Oh, and don’t expect special treatment.  by Jeff Moravec Young people entering their family’s tent rental business as a career can look forward to a sense of satisfaction and […]

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How to increase your bottom line with job costing, part 2

April 1st, 2020

Where does all the money go? Let’s examine two job costing methods. by Alexandre Renaud and Barbara Scull In part 1 of this two-part series on job costing, we reviewed accounting basics for tent rental companies, including a basic profit formula, fixed and variable costs, gross profit, contribution margin and break-even point. Understanding these concepts […]

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