Glitz and glamour

April 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Tents extend a home’s elegant space for a 1920s-themed party. In the spirit of The Great Gatsby, elegance, optimism and gaiety marked a private holiday party that took place in an undisclosed location in New York state last December. Fred’s Tents & Canopies Inc., Stillwater, N.Y., wo…
Traditional meets contemporary

April 1, 2014  |  Event Production, Trend Watch

A wedding reception on a southern plantation pulls together old and new elements for a complete design. By Becky Harris The Ford Plantation just outside Savannah, Ga., is a natural setting for a wedding reception that embodies traditional charm. But when a couple desired a modern approach in combina…
Wedding seasons

April 1, 2014  |  Event Production, Feature

Four tented weddings showcase seasonal decor—and preparation for all kinds of weather. By Holly O’Dell Every bride and groom hopes for perfect weather on their wedding day. But tent rental companies know to be prepared for any scenario in any season—strong winds, precipitation, ext…
The case for EPLI

April 1, 2014  |  Management

Don’t assume that a general liability or business owner’s insurance policy will cover you in a lawsuit related to employment practices. By Brian K. Hall The case for EPLI Don’t assume that a general liability or business owner’s insurance policy will cover you in a lawsuit re…
The truth about toilets

April 1, 2014  |  Feature

Tips for incorporating portable toilets into tented events. By Jake Kulju When Abraham Maslow published his now-famous A Theory of Human Motivation in which he introduced the world to “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs,” he hardly had portable restrooms in mind. Regardless of his intende…
Stretch of the imagination

April 1, 2014  |  Feature, Trend Watch

Stretch-style tents offer boundless possibilities and new opportunities for events. By Janice Kleinschmidt Flexible, artistic, attractive, good communicator. Graydon Ilderton is looking for a long-term—and long-distance—relationship with anyone looking for the above qualities. “We …
Tent safety in severe weather

April 1, 2014  |  Feature, Safety & Codes

Storm safety and evacuation planning is a matter of common sense, planning, preparation and communication. By Ken Keberle Weather is a way of life in the tent rental and event industry. We are the “rain or shine” people. Tent and structure professionals deliver a finished product when mo…
Installation under pressure

April 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

High-tech conference attendees network and socialize under a high-tech inflatable structure. When global cloud computing company Salesforce.com needed to turn a block of San Francisco into a covered plaza for the 120,000 attendees of its annual Dreamforce event, it opted for a large inflatable struc…
Easier floor installation

April 1, 2014  |  Products

New from Made in America LLC—Intriguing Solutions tools to make installing stages and flooring easier. The collection of tools includes Event Key, which is compatible with laser readers and is available with five different tips; Pull Tool, which is used to drag, slide or pull flooring systems …
Clear views

April 1, 2014  |  Products

Made from patented Air Tension System (ATS) from Serge Ferrari and other materials, Anchor Inc.’s RigidAir™ Mids are a rigid, quiet and air-tight solution for clearspan tents that look like glass. The product helps “seal” tents, remains quiet even in high winds and requires l…