Industry Q&A with Gary Feuerborn of All Seasons Event Rental

January 25, 2016  |  Expert Q&A, Industry News, News, Resources

Gary Feuerborn, vice president of All Seasons Event Rental, Kansas City, Kan., began working with the owners of the company in 1982 as a way to work his way through college. After graduation, he went into business with his cousin, but in 1997, he returned as general manager to All Seasons—which ma…
Managing cyber security

December 1, 2015  |  Management, Resources, Software

Don’t fall asleep at the computer. Today, even with almost every specialty fabrics business involved with some form of Internet connection or data storage (customer lists, employee information, books, records, job estimates, receipts and tax documents, for example), nearly 83 percent of small busi…
Expert Q&A: Installing and removing tent stakes

December 1, 2015  |  Expert Q&A, Resources

Q: How can I use tools to install and remove tent stakes more easily and safely? A: Tent stakes are an important part of most tent rental businesses, regardless of the type of tent used, from pole tents to engineered structures. Installing and removing tent stakes can be the toughest aspect of the j…
Safe worksite advice

October 1, 2015  |  On the Job, Resources, Safety & Codes

Free OSHA consultations for small- and medium-sized businesses. The On-site Consultation Program offered by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides free and confidential advice to small- and medium-sized businesses, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. This servi…
Expert Q&A: Safety First!

October 1, 2015  |  Expert Q&A

Q: What mistakes lead to fatalities and injuries on the job? A: Safety starts before you show up on the job site. Safety begins before the job is even sold. There are steps along the way that can make the difference between having a long and satisfying career and being injured, permanently disabled …
Expert Q&A: Rental management software

August 1, 2015  |  Expert Q&A

Q: What questions should you ask before investing in rental management software? A: Rental management software is an investment with the potential for a high rate of return. However, a basic, low cost system isn’t likely to yield the greatest returns of lowered operating costs and time savings. Ho…
The big picture

August 1, 2015  |  Resources

Code discussions loom over a busy tent and event season. By Jill Lafferty, Editor Much of the North American tent rental industry is at the height of its busy season—and it shows on my Facebook news feed. InTents readers are posting photos and descriptions of tent installations and everything unde…
How does OSHA determine which workplaces to inspect?

June 1, 2015  |  Expert Q&A, Resources

Imminent danger situations are top priority. This means there is “reasonable certainty that a danger exists that can be expected to cause death or serious physical harm.” Catastrophes and fatal accidents are OSHA’s next priority. If an accident results in a death, you have 8 hours to contact O…