How industry codes and standards are developed

October 1st, 2021

When tent, awning and fabric structure installers think of codes and standards, they often envision the building and fire departments of local and state jurisdictions that enforce such regulations on their projects. Enforcement is the very end of the process—the result of many years of code development work. The means by which such regulations are […]

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Supporting employees’ mental health

October 1st, 2021

As we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, many have been reflecting on the year that was—or perhaps wasn’t. For a vast number of folks, priorities have shifted from simply surviving to remaining strong in the face of what has passed and what is to come. Mental health remains a critical issue  In the […]

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Seeking inspiration?

October 1st, 2021

This issue of InTents is packed with information geared toward keeping your business at the forefront of the industry. As we move into the autumn months and the days grow shorter, choosing the right lighting solution for a tented event can be challenging. Turn to page 20 for “bright” ideas pertaining to event lighting. Winter […]

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InTents Premier Product Showcase 2021, Part 1

October 1st, 2021

Customization, fast installation, easy handling and style—these are the qualities that tent and event rental companies demand. For the annual InTents Premier Product Showcase, we asked our contributors to send us information about their latest products and services that help save tent rental companies time and labor, perform safer installations and turn a profit. We […]

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Winter wonderlands: advice for successful winter tenting

October 1st, 2021

Using tents for winter events can be challenging more because of precipitation—snow—than because of low temperatures, which requires a lot of maintenance, says Joe Hynes owner of Northeast Tent Productions in Stamford, Conn. Photo courtesy of Northeast Tent Productions. Most news having to do with climate change focuses on climbing global temperatures. But those in […]

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Bright ideas

October 1st, 2021

String lights using G40 bulbs encircle and illuminate this tent. The G40 bulb, available through Tentwares Accessory Catalog, is a 1 ½ inch round bulb that can be used with either candelabra or intermediate-based lighting options. Photo courtesy of Tentwares Accessory Catalog. Although not typically the star player when it comes to tented events, lighting […]

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Entrepreneurial spirit

October 1st, 2021

For this wedding, South Jersey Party Rentals installed a 40-by-60-foot Anchor gabled Navi-Trac® tent with a clear middle section over the band and dance area. Photo courtesy of Jdkprophoto LLC. Here’s a recipe for success: Take a young person studying business, partner him up with his accountant father who has connections in the industry, stir […]

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An elevated wedding

October 1st, 2021

Salt Lake City, Utah-based Diamond Event & Tent installed a 40-by-100-foot keder frame tent at the top of Summit Powder Mountain in Eden, Utah, for a remote wedding in July. Photos courtesy of Nick Sidwell. When it comes to a remote location for a wedding, nothing says seclusion like the top of a mountain.  In […]

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Fore! Arena Americas builds structures at the Ryder Cup

October 1st, 2021

Behind a row of hospitality structures on the 17th hole, the 1927 Club sits on the 18th fairway—a premium tented structure constructed by Arena Americas for a VIP experience. When the PGA of America released a request for proposal for an experienced tent and event rental company to handle structures for four of its ongoing […]

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Tent Expo 2022: register now

October 1st, 2021

Registration for Tent Expo 2022 is now open. IFAI’s Tent Expo is the biggest show of its kind in North America for the tent rental and supply industry. Every two years, hundreds of CEOs, colleagues, installers and suppliers come together to network, learn and revel in new product innovations and techniques under awe-inspiring tent displays. […]

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