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How to ease the heavy burden of ballasting

August 1, 2020

Ballasting done right means going heavy, but industry-developed tools help to ease the burden. by Jeff Moravec Ballasting may seem a necessary evil in the world of tented events. All tents need to be anchored in one way or another, of course, with ballast (weight) being a common method. It requires a lot of planning, …

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Maintenance practices to extend the life of your tents and equipment

by Darcy Maulsby The old saying “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” takes on new meaning in times like the current challenging business environment. When tent rental operators are counting every penny, the need to get the longest possible life out of tents and the equipment used to install them is …

COVID-19 summer report

The tent and event rental industry continues to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the spring season months of March and April proved to be devastating due to postponed and canceled events, the summermonths have offered glimmers of hope mixed with incremental rebounds as restaurants and businesses reopen. In Oklahoma City, Okla., business is …

Building character

The secret is in the challenge. I once heard a local Minnesota meteorologist refer to -10°F January temperatures as being “character-building.” Since that time, I have on numerous occasions found myself using the phrase “character-building” when faced with challenges and less than ideal situations: character-building traffic, a character-building flat tire, the character-building year of 2020. …

On-the-go COVID-19 screening tent

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rainier’s Commercial Tent Division has brought back a tent design that has historically been used in agricultural applications. The Endurance Tent can be used for mobile screening to support social distancing efforts and any other medical and disaster relief needs. The 14-by-24-foot tent has a durable, military-grade fabric and …

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Tackle difficult projects to elevate your company’s portfolio

When a complex and difficult install comes along, resist the temptation to decline. by Pamela Mills-Senn A willingness to tackle tough installs requires steely nerves, can-do attitudes, experienced and talented crews and lots of planning. But when it all comes together, challenging projects not only bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, they enhance a …

Cloud-based rental software

Essentials v3.0 rental software from Point of Rental is for businesses with multiple locations and those that perform maintenance on customer equipment. Multi-store companies can create a single online storefront that allows customers to select a store as their “home” store, while viewing inventory at that store or at all locations from one interface. The …

Wedding in a historic garden

A wedding in the middle of a historic garden site takes the lush setting as inspiration.  The European-style gardens of Middleton Place—the oldest landscaped gardens in America—are designed around “order, geometry and balance, vistas, focal points and surprises,” according to the Middleton Place Foundation. Those principles were reflected in a tented wedding at Middleton Place …

New York Tent holds Healthcare Hero Wedding Giveway

To thank healthcare workers during the pandemic, New York Tent, Bohemia, N.Y., launched a Healthcare Hero Wedding Giveaway. The contest was open to New York City couples with at least one partner employed as a healthcare worker in New York. Following the May 18-June 15 application period, New York Tent narrowed the applicants to three …