Boston strong

August 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Peterson Party Center provides tents for the 2014 Boston Marathon. One year after the bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds of others, nearly a million spectators gathered to watch the 118th running of the Boston Marathon® in April 2014. The number of spectators was an all-time …
Feeling hot, hot, hot? There’s an app for that.

August 1, 2014  |  Products

Feeling hot, hot, hot? There’s an app for that. When temperatures rise, heat becomes an additional safety challenge on tent installation jobsites. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool app, available for free for iPhone® and Android™ devices, workers and supervisors can calculate the heat i…
Championship tenting

August 1, 2014  |  Feature

From weather-related concerns to time-sensitive deadlines, tent renters tackle the unique challenges sporting events create. By Maura Keller In today’s sporting world, the need for tents abounds. From simple structures that house media to elaborate units geared toward the athletes themselves, …
Garden party

August 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

An elaborate and eclectic design blooms amid a lush environment. By Heidi Lombardo Any number of factors can dictate design choices for weddings and special events. Often the style and feel of a venue nudge the design in a particular direction. Other times the personal tastes of the party’s ho…
Staking study refresher

August 1, 2014  |  Feature, On the Job

Whether you are a new installer or a seasoned professional, safe installations begin with understanding the IFAI Staking Study. By Jim Reyen Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has always been at the forefront of the tent event industry in terms of e…
Cost control

August 1, 2014  |  Management

Tips to minimize workers’ compensation costs. By William J. Lynott Workers’ compensation costs can become a major expense. Almost every business in the United States that has employees must deal with the cost of workers’ compensation. Take these steps to help keep workers’ co…
Site seeing

August 1, 2014  |  Feature, On the Job

Details to consider on location visits before tents go up. By Janice Kleinschmidt Brides, corporate groups and art fair promoters look for venues that are aesthetically pleasing, offer access to auxiliary services and lie in proximity to the people they want to attend their event. When tent rental c…
The reappearing act

August 1, 2014  |  Feature, Management

Has lead time for your jobs vanished? Try these strategies to make it reappear and boost profits in the process. By Tom Ross In the later stages of the recent recession, Alert Management Systems was approached for help by one of its largest tent and event rental clients, a company responsible for su…
Superior acoustics

August 1, 2014  |  Miscellaneous

In the age of vinyl, Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua clings to the acoustical attributes of canvas. Every summer since 1986, volunteers have raised a canvas tent on Lake Superior’s south shore near Bayfield, Wis., and performers and fans have come together under the tent for magical evenings …
Slide-track tent system

August 1, 2014  |  Miscellaneous

The Timbertrac™ Collection features an architectural truss beam design, woodlike aluminum beams and aesthetic joining plates, producing the appearance of craftsman-style construction while providing the amenities needed for event specific applications. The collection design features a top and …