Bryant’s Rent-All grows through three generations

April 1, 2019

The future of the company hung in the balance. By the early 1980s, Bryant’s Rent-All in Lexington, Ky., could continue to compete against low-priced big-box retailers for tool and equipment rentals or transition to tent and event rentals. Fast forward to today, the company now known as Bryant’s Rent-All Events and Tents is squarely focused …

Streamlining tent rental through operations management

Focusing on internal processes has helped Made in the Shade create a better experience for both clients and employees. From elegant peaks and dazzling light displays to generators and ballasts, the success of a tented event is often measured by its visible result. But before the poles hit the ground, what happens within company walls …

Tenting for graduations, grad parties and the academic market

From commencement ceremonies to backyard parties, tent rental companies have opportunities to get in on the celebration A college graduation may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for matriculating students and their families. But for tent and event rental companies, graduation ceremonies and related events represent valuable annual contracts. Consider L&A Tent Rentals, located in Hamilton, N.J., just …

2019 State of the Industry

EDITOR’S NOTE: A summary of IFAI’s State of the Industry report appeared in the March issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. The tent industry summary is reprinted below. For the summary of all 11 market areas (awnings and canopies, marine, fabric graphics, fabric structures, tent rental, military, advanced textile products, narrow fabrics, geosynthetics, tarpaulins and …

Custom cover for a beer hall courtyard

Rainier Industries designs and fabricates a custom tent for a courtyard so that beer lovers can congregate through the winter.  The building at 418 A Street in Springfield, Ore., has served as a place to nourish body and soul for more than one hundred years. Most of those years it accomplished this as a church, …

‘Eastern shore glam’ decor for a waterfront wedding

Kari Rider Events combines navy, gold and crystal under a clear-top tent. With its lush gardens, waterfront views and a hotel dating to the early 1800s, the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Md., is a natural choice for a wedding with an “Eastern Shore glam” design. “A clear-top tent cemented the look—enhanced with elegant …

Inspired! Out to sea

Kataja Event, based in Finland and Estonia, installed a Losberger De Boer Multiflex P7 structure for a Finnish marine technology company that wanted to hold a private event on a ferry. Building a tent on the ferry provided the client with the space it desired and created a unique atmosphere for the event. Kataja Event …

Quick temporary road

Quick temporary road RoverDeck™, a new rolled matting solution for rapid deployment in time-sensitive applications from Signature Systems Group, can be deployed in less than one minute. One roll of RoverDeck is 10 feet wide by 65 feet long (3.05 by 19.8 meters) and is ideal for temporary roadways, pedestrian walkways and ground protection. The …

Code revision update, and what you can contribute

TRD code committee sets its sights on new ASTM standard. With the current code revision cycle for tents and temporary structures largely complete, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) code committee is continuing in its efforts to establish an industry standard for tent anchorage.  Members of the International Code Council (ICC) voted on code revision proposals …

Desktop resistance weld checker

With the MM-400A desktop resistance weld checker from Amada Miyachi America, operators can easily monitor and manage key welding variables that result in changes in weld heat, including current, voltage, time, force and displacement. The compact unit supports AC, DC inverter, AC inverter, transistor and capacitive discharge resistance welding technologies. The MM-400A is ideal for …