Solar canopies

April 1, 2022  |  Products

Anchor Industries has partnered with Pvilion to introduce solar power to the tent world utilizing a heavy-duty portable solar canopy and battery. The technology is designed to help provide clean energy, especially as an alternative to generators in remote locations. The solar canopy structures are l…
Sticky snap and zipper cure

April 1, 2022  |  Products

Shurhold’s Snap Stick provides long-lasting lubrication that allows sticky hardware to perform like new. Made in the USA, it is non-toxic, biodegradable and it won’t harm fabric or solid surfaces. Appropriate for metal and plastic zippers, snaps, hinges and other small hardware, the solid, wax-l…
Who’s the new kid?

April 1, 2022  |  Editorial

Having grown up as a military brat, I’m quite familiar with the experience of being “the new kid.” The first few days are always bewildering and a bit overwhelming. You spend a lot of time feeling intensely aware of how much you have to learn, while also trying not to panic about the potential…
Updated FEA design software

April 1, 2022  |  Products

MPanel Software Solutions has updated its MPanel FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to meet the changing needs of users and ensure the program works with the latest design software. The updated software is an additional module that allows a user to analyze MPanel 3D models for reactions due to environmen…
Q&A with IFAI board chair Amy Bircher

April 1, 2022  |  News

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the January 2022 issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. To read the full article, visit
Effortless transitions

April 1, 2022  |  Products

The new easyflex Plus P5 RH substitutes gusset plates with a ridgehead which allows for greater flexibility, affording increased engineering on smaller widths and effortless transition with larger structures. New widths available; more flexibility with standard accessories. 
New members 

April 1, 2022  |  News

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) represents companies in the commercial tent marketplace, hosts an annual Tent Expo and Conference, promotes safety for the tent installer and the public in tented events, offers member-only access to the valuable ballasting tool, assembles products and services listing…
Tenting the Grey Cup Championship

April 1, 2022  |  Projects, Showcase

On December 12, 2021, the 108th Grey Cup decided the Canadian Football League (CFL) season championship for the 2021 season at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Surrounding and supporting the championship game were tented structures by Premier Event Tent Rentals Inc., Brampton, Ont., Cana…
Eventstar Structures engineers rooftop enclosure

April 1, 2022  |  Installation Spotlight, Projects

In 2018, Eventstar Structures of Medley, Fla., was commissioned to cover the expansive pool deck at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The casino wanted to enclose the roof deck to allow the Kaos Day Club and Night Club located there to remain operational during the winter season.
Classical Tents satisfies savvy shoppers

April 1, 2022  |  Projects

Katherine Lockridge bought Classical Tents and Party Goods 27 years ago with co-owner Ben Naylor while completing her Master of Education degree. She didn’t pursue teaching in the traditional sense, but Lockridge has since educated herself on an industry she and Naylor knew nothing about at the ti…