Going high tech with RFID

December 1, 2023  |  Features

From cattle to casinos to rental cars, radio frequency identification or RFID technology is making inroads across a myriad of industries, including the tent industry, as manufacturers and event rental companies turn to RFID tags to streamline production and help manage inventory.
Multigenerational workplaces: Challenges and opportunities

December 1, 2023  |  Features

In today’s workforce it’s difficult to bring in new, younger workers and make them feel engaged and productive. And with older workers delaying retirement, companies now must grapple with adapting to multigenerational workforces.
Finding (and keeping) good employees

October 1, 2023  |  Features

As the world adjusted to life during COVID restrictions, tents were in greater demand; however, finding people willing and able to take on the work during those early months of the pandemic was particularly difficult, says David Darby, wedding and event rental specialist at Colonial Heights, Virgini…
Tent cleaning & repair tips

October 1, 2023  |  Features

During the busy season, when parties, events, weddings, festivals and so on have kicked into relatively high gear, tents are going out, coming back in and then going out again. While all of this activity is welcomed by tent rental companies, it does pressure them to ensure their inventories are up t…
2023 Premier Product Showcase

October 1, 2023  |  Features, Premier Product Showcase

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 compa…
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Industry veterans

August 1, 2023  |  Features

In 2022, we spoke with several of our “Leaders under 40” to find out how they viewed the industry and what attracted them to get involved with it. This year, we wanted to talk to some of our industry veterans and we asked readers to nominate individuals they felt should be recognized for their d…
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Retirement planning: The long road to letting go

August 1, 2023  |  Features

Owners of smaller, independent tent and event rental companies face plenty of decisions when contemplating their retirement. One of these is how, or even if, the company will continue after the owner’s exit. There are several possible options. For example, a family-owned business may continue on a…
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Multistory tents

August 1, 2023  |  Features

Shawn Smith is sitting in a tent on the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass, a celebrated golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. It’s a typical sunny morning in the middle of February, and Smith, who is responsible for product development and quality control for Shaffer Sports & Events, one of the lead…