Hacking through supply chains

June 1, 2024  |  Business

What we now call “hacking” has been around almost as long as humans have existed. Today’s version focuses on technology, but the behavior takes many forms that even go back to the story of the Trojan horse. Hacking is simply the act of exploiting a weakness to gain access to something, whether…
What’s wrong with these kids?

June 1, 2024  |  Business

Man, I feel old when I start referring to the next generation of employees in the distribution world as “kids.” But let’s face facts—it has been over 25 years since I started working in the warehouse of my family distribution business. Things have changed. The way the job is done has changed…
Recruiting positive employees

June 1, 2024  |  Business

As the recruiting manager for Made in the Shade Tent Rentals, I embody the first hurdle on the road to employment. If 100 people apply for one job, close to a quarter will make it to the first interview with me over the phone. Of that quarter, less than half will make it to an in-person interview. S…
A clear success

June 1, 2024  |  Installation Spotlight

Having a reception beneath a clear top tent has become the dream of many brides, but a logistical nightmare for more than a few event planners and rental companies. 
Invest and grow

June 1, 2024  |  Profile

George Smith, vice president of operations for temporary structures for Sunbelt Rentals Inc. (and former president and CEO of Mahaffey USA), never intended to make a career out of the tent business.
Tents to the rescue!

June 1, 2024  |  Features

Used for wedding celebrations, birthday parties, graduations, festivals and other events, fabric structures and tents serve a variety of lighthearted purposes. But these products also have a serious side, such as when they’re deployed for disasters, for humanitarian relief, for military operations…
Sporting opportunities

June 1, 2024  |  Features

Outfitting sporting events with tents, flooring, staging and other key elements is the quintessential project for which many companies within the event industry strive. Just ask Daniel Hooks, president and CEO of Party Reflections in Charlotte, N.C., who has outfitted a myriad of sporting events thr…
2024 Reader’s Choice Awards

June 1, 2024  |  Features, Reader's Choice Awards

We asked InTents readers to vote for the best of the best in 15 categories. Which companies, products and services do InTents readers believe to be the best of the best? What tent rental industry supplier always comes through when you need them? Which piece of equipment saves time and labor?