Life on ‘Mars’

June 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Mars simulation crew spends eight months in habitat supplied by Pacific Domes. It may be decades or more before the first tent is erected on Mars, but one tent manufacturer is contributing to a project that will help humans get there. In October 2014, a six-member crew of the NASA-funded Hawai‘i S…
The day after

April 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs

Durkin’s Inc. brings clients’ dreams to life by focusing on how they’ll feel when the event is over. A fifth-generation family business, Durkin’s Inc. in Danbury, Conn., has learned a thing or two about how to give clients what they want. Founded in a barn in 1904 by the great-grandparents o…
Speedy delivery

April 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs

A hurricane-destroyed structure is quickly replaced in Bermuda. Suzie Pewter of The Whitfield Group Ltd. envisioned a unique event center and landmark at the heart of Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbor. This vision was realized with a custom Tentnology SaddleSpan™ structure in October 2013, and again a y…
Modern performance

April 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs

Arena Americas matches an architecturally elegant tenting structure to a performance arts venue. When the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Fla., broke ground in June 2014, Arena Americas provided the tenting. And when the performing arts center opened its door for its grand pr…
Connectivity

April 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs

AAble Rents connects multiple tent styles to throw a party for event professionals. When AAble Rents Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, invited local event pros to its annual spring showcase, the company wanted to show off what it was capable of with as many products as possible. To accomplish this, the compan…
Recovered court

December 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Rainier Industries solves a leaky problem for Stanford University’s tennis program. Before Stanford University tennis players could serve, volley, slice and smash under a leak-free structure, fabric installers were required to engage in a little rappelling. California’s Stanford Universi…
Tents on set

December 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

British Commonwealth bell tents are recreated for TV mini-series. Armbruster Manufacturing Co. produced tens of thousands of canvas tents in support of World War I. One hundred years later, the Springfield, Ill.-based company manufactures clearspans, tensile tents and other modern structures. But it…
Let it snow

December 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Atent for Rent overcomes snow and a tight fit to enclose a patio for a holiday party. A client for Atent for Rent Inc., Dedham, Mass., was so happy with an installation at their home for a Thanksgiving gathering that they requested an even bigger set up for a holiday party. The outdoor entertaining …
High peaks for high fliers

December 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Baytex designs and manufactures an award-winning big top. A circus that features high-flying acrobats, daring trapeze artists and a “Mystifying Wheel of Death” needs a tent that generates as much excitement as the thrills within. Baytex Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Mt. Maunganui, New Zealan…
Dome on the move

October 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

HTS/Höcker Clearspan Structures designs a 50-meter dome for a mobile anniversary celebration. When a company celebrating its 150th year in business desired a custom, relocatable temporary structure to host anniversary events in 2013-2014, the client approached HTS/Höcker Clearspan Structur…