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March TRD Bootcamp

ATA News, Industry News, News | February 22, 2024 | By:

TRD Bootcamp
TRD Boot Camps offer hands-on training for installers on topics ranging from safely anchoring a tent and basic site safety to performing site surveys and installing specific styles of tents.

Think TRD Boot Camps are just for those who do tent installations? Anyone in the tent industry can benefit from attending! It’s a great way to get hands-on experience and knowledge about the products being sold and installed. Join us on Thursday, Mar. 7 for the TRD Boot Camp in Chattanooga, TN.

Don’t miss the Pre-Boot Camp Networking Reception to kick things off the night before! Come network with fellow boot campers and the TRD leaders who will be presenting the following day. Apps and drinks included. Click here to register.

Full-Day Education and Training

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2024; 8 am–4:30 pm

Program will include (lunch and light breakfast provided)

  • Clear Span Structures including Double Deckers
  • Alternate methods of raising beams in tight situations including crane operation
  • Elevated tent flooring
  • Alternate Anchoring including Ballasting (engineered and non-engineered)
  • Clear Span Portal Bracing (alternative to “X” bracing or cabling)
  • Guttering
  • Hard walls and tent doors and steps
  • “Ask the Tent Experts”—a panel discussion
  • Plenty of time to tour Chattanooga Tent’s state of the art facility

Pre-Boot Camp Activities

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2024

2 pm | Certified Forklift Training (OPTIONAL: add-on fee)

TRD has partnered with ARA to offer comprehensive forklift training. Stay current and learn how to comply with ANSI B56 standards and OSHA requirements by participating in this program. Begin with the online classroom training and testing via a web-based platform. The online portion typically takes around 4 hours to complete and must be finished 48 hours prior to the hands-on training. The final step in certification involves an onsite practical hands-on examination. Upon successful completion of this hands-on training segment, Certified Forklift Operators will receive an operator card certifying their status, including being able to operate Class 1-5 forklifts as well as Class 7.

7 pm | Pre-Boot Camp Networking Reception (included in Boot Camp registration)

For those who come in the night before the full-day education event, there will be a hosted networking reception (apps and drinks included) at Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions. This will give installers a chance to interact with fellow installers and vendors, along with knowledgeable TRD members who will be leading the boot camp the following day.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

If you are interested in sponsoring this informative event, please contact Jill Newman.


– Personal Protective Gear (PPE) for Attendees
If you have already branded PPE or would like to purchase and brand PPE to provide to attendees onsite please contact Jill Newman to discuss this sponsorship opportunity.

Potential items include:

  • Work Gloves
  • Eye Protection
  • Ear Protection

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