Register for the TRD Virtual Summit

December 17, 2020

Registration is open for IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) Virtual Summit. The multi-day virtual event will take place January 19–21, 2021, and will include dynamic education, product demos and networking opportunities. Each day of the summit will feature the following themes: Day 1: The Pandemic; How has the last 9 months effected the Tent Industry Day …

ARA Show rescheduled for 2021

October 2, 2020

The American Rental Association (ARA) has announced that The ARA Show 2021 has been rescheduled for Oct. 18-20, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The 2021 edition of ARA’s annual trade show and convention for the equipment and event rental industry was previously scheduled for February in New Orleans. To accommodate the shift to …

Granite Industries releases Party Pods

September 15, 2020

Granite Industries has released Party Pods, a new special event product designed specifically for socially distanced events. The Standard Pod Package includes three 8-foot fence panels and the Plus Pod Package adds Dura-Trac™ flooring. In the VIP Pod Package, each frame is constructed from steel scaffolding panels on four base plates for a sturdy and …

Submit your top product to the InTents Premier Product Showcase!

July 2, 2020

Get your products in front of thousands of customers in the October/November issue of InTents magazine, for free! Showcase your company’s most valued products and get maximum exposure during a time when many organizations are making their purchasing decisions for the upcoming season. There is no cost to participate. The deadline is July 30, 2020. …

Tent rental industry CARES Day

June 25, 2020

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses. The group was formed in March of 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The …

Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today’s environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns …

ARA launches redesigned rental store locator website

May 29, 2020

The online rental store locator RentalHQ.com has undergone a complete overhaul to make finding local rental equipment and items, and rental partners easier than ever for professional party, event and meeting planners. RentalHQ.com, managed by the American Rental Association (ARA), features an easy-to-use search function with fields for equipment/item type and location. Searches deliver a …

IFAI president responds to Coronavirus, adjusts upcoming events

March 17, 2020

As concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) grows, I want all IFAI members to know we are closely monitoring developments and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). We will follow their recommendations to keep our employees, their families and our members healthy and safe. With this in …

Weighing aesthetics versus performance of event tent fabrics

May 1, 2018

A tent with translucent fabric makes a pretty Instagram photo, but for a tent rental company, the fabric isn’t without its challenges. To get the most out of their investment, tent rental professionals need to understand the qualities and care requirements of the various event tent fabrics on the market. In addition to heat and …

Durable screen and shade material

October 1, 2016

Serge Ferrari Soltis® 88 is now available in North America and sold to manufacturers of exterior and interior screens, awnings, retractables and pergolas. The fabric is 8 percent open for a perfect compromise between visual and thermal comfort: light is filtered and heat partially blocked while outward visibility is maintained. An even weave pattern and …