Disaster shelter design competition tests engineering students

June 1, 2020

John Brown University’s disaster shelter contest challenges students to develop and demonstrate solutions for emergency scenarios. by Holly Eamon Global economic losses from natural disasters topped $232 billion last year, rounding out a decade that cost the world nearly $3 trillion, according to the 2019 Weather, Climate & Catastrophe Insight Annual Report published by global …

Establishing your wedding expertise

It’s one thing to install a tent for a wedding. It’s another to create an event venue that honors a couple’s values, heritage and dreams.  by Laurie F. Junker Tented weddings never go out of style. Tents are both practical and romantic, sheltering guests from the elements and providing a blank canvas for all kinds …

Going upscale with luxury restroom trailers

As customer awareness and demand grows, luxury restroom trailers are a “must-have” inventory item for tent rental companies. by Jeff Moravec It may not be possible to determine exactly when the very first luxury restroom trailer was cobbled together, but based on conversations with manufacturers and the event companies that rent them out, it’s not …

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

April 1, 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

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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The big business of music festival installations

Music festivals have become big business, and temporary structures are integral to the festival-goer experience—from small ticketing and concession tents, to custom products for high-end activations and immersive experiences, to glamping tents, where music lovers can take a break or keep the party going all night long.   by Sigrid Tornquist Noise Pop. Crush. Pot …

Go big and bold with tent graphics

December 1, 2019

The latest printing technology offers better options than ever to make your clients’ tents stand out in a crowd.  by Laurie F. Junker Big event tents and bold graphics go hand in hand because customers recognize the importance of branding, particularly at trade shows and public events. In these settings, custom graphics serve both logistical …

Standout shapes: Domes and inflatables

As the pressure to create social media-worthy affairs intensifies, tent and event rental companies offering domes and inflatable structures stand to reap memorable benefits.  by Pamela Mills-Senn Whether celebrating wine, beer, garlic, apples, jazz or some other beloved product, pursuit or pastime, there seems to be no end to festivals. These gatherings bring communities together, …

InTents’ Premier Product Showcase Part 2

The products you need for extraordinary tented events.  It’s all about fast installation, more customization, easy handling and style—the qualities that tent and event rental companies demand.  For the InTents annual Premier Product Showcase, we asked our contributors to send us information about their latest products and services that help save tent rental companies time …

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Tenting in urban environments

October 1, 2019

Event tent installations in big cities are spectacular—and complex.  by Paul Johnson Frank Sinatra sang about New York City, “If I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere.” Tent installers who have worked in the Big Apple might sing, “If I can tent there, I can tent anywhere.” Installing commercial tents on pavement …