Germ-fighting hand sanitizer stand

August 1, 2020

McCarthy Fabrication’s hand sanitizer stand is suitable for high traffic areas and comes fully assembled. Portable or permanent, the aluminum station ships at 11 pounds. Two holes (64 mm on center) on top of the vertical plate allow certain hand sanitizer pumps to be mounted or 3-inch strips of double-sided adhesive tape can be used …

Inspired outdoor seating

When the governor of Illinois announced in May that restaurants in the state could reopen for outside dining if able to meet COVID-19 safety regulations, Blue Peak Tents, Batavia, Ill., was bombarded by phone calls from restaurants looking for tents to cover parking lots and patios. This particular project was for a Naperville, Ill.-based wine …

Tenting supports medical facility expansions to combat COVID-19

by Sigrid Tornquist When state and federal government officials made the decision to expand medical facilities in response to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases, they turned to tent professionals across the country to make it happen. Among the many companies that used their expertise to help the efforts were Laurel, Md.-based Select Event Group …

Tent rental industry CARES Day

The tent rental industry is sponsoring a nationwide “CARES” day on Aug. 29, 2020, to show appreciation for the frontline medical workers who have supported the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The intention is to help inspire the creation of dozens if not hundreds of events nationwide. The events will be independently put together by …

A V Party Rentals: where family get-togethers happen daily

by Cathy Broberg In 1973, Pat and Roger Parr purchased a five-year-old rental company in California’s Santa Clarita Valley. Chances are, the couple could not have predicted what that transaction would lead to. More than 40 years later, A V Party Rentals (originally All Valley Rental Center) remains in the family, is led by three …

Disinfecting fabrics in the age of COVID-19

Expert advice for eliminating a deadly virus while keeping employees and end users safe.  by Pamela Mills-Senn  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers of textile-based products like event tents, gym mats and pads, soft seating and bounce houses faced the usual questions from their customers about how to clean and disinfect these items. But there …

Portable disinfection tunnel

Stretch Marquees and Fabric Structures’ disinfection tunnel is a gateway for sanitizing and decontaminating items and people. It features an integrated hydraulic system for the atomization of biocides and virucides. The tunnel contains the atomized liquid spray inside to effectively saturate the environment and promotes the disinfection of all surfaces, even those that are not …

Cash flow strategies and profits

Follow these practices for positive cash flow.  by Mark E. Battersby Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business. In fact, according to a recent U.S. Bank study, poor cash flow management causes 82 percent of U.S. business failures. Although seemingly counterintuitive, many experts advise putting cash flow management before profits. While profits are how …

UV-C induction fixture

The 300W UV-C Induction High Bay fixture from Larson Electronics serves as a disinfection solution for industrial facilities that require large-area sanitation. The 300-watt unit features a UVC induction lamp with a 65° beam angle configuration. Powered via an electromagnet to reduce the risk of gas leaks associated with fluorescent lights, the luminary caters to …

Flexible roll zippers

Engineered to be the mediator between fabrics and rails where the channel size is 3 mm to 20 mm, Paskal’s Rail Zippers are produced to enable either stitching or welding the zipper to the fabric. Strong, durable and available in colors, the zippers can be used in tent and infrastructure industries to replace traditional keder. …