How to document your tent anchoring plan

October 1, 2019

When submitting a permit application, use industry-developed tools and your manufacturer’s data to explain your plan. The anchoring plan for your tent or structure is the one part of your permit submittal package that will change from job to job. The key to any plan is to present a professional, easy-to-read document for your permit …

The power of PPPEEEZ

In her new book, tent and event industry leader Delores Crum offers her seven simple strategies for successful living. Sometimes the most practical success tips are like PEZ® candies. They’re delivered in appealing, bite-sized pieces. They’re refreshing. Above all, their impact lingers after the original tidbit is dispensed.  “Like PEZ candy, effective success tips are …

Modern tent vinyl and flame retardancy

Do you know how your tent fabric performed on a flammability test—and can you explain the results to your fire marshal? One of the most tragic days in tent history occurred 75 years ago: The Hartford circus fire.  Some 7,000 spectators were enjoying a circus performance on July 6, 1944, in Hartford, Conn., when a …

North America rental revenue expected to exceed $71 billion in 2023

September 3, 2019

The new five-year forecast from the American Rental Association (ARA), Moline, Ill., updated in August calls for equipment and event rental revenues in North America to surpass $71 billion in 2023, including $64.7 billion in the United States and $6.4 billion in Canada. The latest forecast is ARA’s first to project rental revenue for 2023. …

How to plan for temporary power for tented events

August 1, 2019

Accurately calculate temporary power for tented events with a basic understanding of how power behaves. As tented events become more complex, they are more likely than ever to require temporary power, because venues often don’t have enough utility power to handle the needs of lighting, HVAC (air conditioning and heat), catering and cooking equipment, and …

Starting up or expanding a business? Here’s what you need to know about taxes.

Tax laws can help or hurt new and expanding businesses. In today’s economy, it’s not unusual for an existing event business to branch out, or for an owner or self-employed professional to start another business in the same or a different field. Few realize, however, that Uncle Sam stands ready to become a partner in …

Celebrating 100 years of head protection

Hard hat manufacturer Bullard celebrates the 100th anniversary of its revolutionary invention.  Women got the vote. Prohibition began. The Treaty of Versailles ended World War I. And worker safety was advanced with a new device—the hard hat. The invention of the hard hat is credited to E. W. Bullard, the son of the founder of …

Working safely in hot weather

July 18, 2019

A new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) alert offers information and resources to protect workers from heat-related illness when performing activities in high temperatures and humid conditions. Symptoms of heat-related illness include fainting, dizziness, nausea and muscle spasms. Keep workers safe by following these simple safety practices: Provide water, frequent rest breaks and shade. …

Climate control for safe tented events

June 1, 2019

Follow these tips to keep tented events cool and safe in warm months. With 18 holes to play in summer’s desert-like heat, golf tournaments are always looking for ways to keep players and spectators cool. One golf association hosts an annual tournament in Palm Desert, Calif., where temperatures can exceed 95 degrees F. This elite …

Workforce strategies in a tough labor market

Fear of the boogeyman can change organizational behavior. Picture this: It’s bedtime and children are getting their goodnight kisses. The parents wish them sweet dreams, leave the room and close the door behind them. With their defenders gone, the children begin their nightly debate: Is the boogeyman here? And if so, what exactly are they …