Bryant’s Rent-All grows through three generations

April 1, 2019  |  Profile

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 …
Streamlining tent rental through operations management

April 1, 2019  |  Feature

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…
Tenting for graduations, grad parties and the academic market

April 1, 2019  |  Feature

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 relate…
2019 State of the Industry

April 1, 2019  |  Industry News, News

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, m…
Custom cover for a beer hall courtyard

April 1, 2019  |  Showcase

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…
‘Eastern shore glam’ decor for a waterfront wedding

April 1, 2019  |  Design Spotlight

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 cement…
Inspired! Out to sea

April 1, 2019  |  Inspired!

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 …
Quick temporary road

April 1, 2019  |  Products

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 …
Code revision update, and what you can contribute

April 1, 2019  |  Business

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 In…
Durable sail cloth tent

April 1, 2019  |  Products

Durable sail cloth tent  The Shearwater Sail Cloth Tent from Infinity Tent Sales features a durable tent top in an heirloom white color that is transparent and has a semi-gloss top coating, giving the tent an antique look. Working with a U.S. textile company, Infinity developed the proprietary viny…