Attachment issues

August 1, 2015  |  Feature

Connecting tents to existing buildings requires customization and time. By their nature, tents are portable, temporary structures. Buildings are permanent and immobile. From time to time, the two meet and that’s where things get interesting. Connecting a tent to a building for an event marries the…
Taking it to the stage

August 1, 2015  |  Feature

Staging systems and accompanying tents for outdoor concerts spark new opportunities for rental companies. The months of May through October represent prime time for music festivals, which number in the thousands and increase every year. These outdoor concerts have two unsung heroes: staging and tent…
The tax benefits of attending trade shows

August 1, 2015  |  Management, On the Job

Owners, managers and employees of tent and event rental businesses, even shareholder-employees—have long been allowed to claim an income tax deduction for the expenses of attending trade shows, conferences and meetings. Thanks to federal tax laws, the government will pick up the tab for a sizable …
Expert Q&A: Rental management software

August 1, 2015  |  On the Job

Q: What questions should you ask before investing in rental management software? A: Rental management software is an investment with the potential for a high rate of return. However, a basic, low cost system isn’t likely to yield the greatest returns of lowered operating costs and time savings. Ho…
Site inspection surprise

August 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

An unlevel site requires a return to the drawing board. Installing a clear tent with a white floor for a country club wedding sounds like a typical job for a tent rental company. For Bob Mutton Party & Tent Rentals of Fort Wayne, Ind., this May wedding posed several challenges, including having …
Cordless uplighting

August 1, 2015  |  Products

New from Chauvet Professional is the battery-powered WELL FLEX RGBW wash fixture. The fixture uses an internal lightweight lithium ion battery that will last through an entire event, with a recharge time of less than eight hours. Containing four 10-watt quad-color LEDs (red, green, blue, white), it …
New York, New York

August 1, 2015  |  Management

New York Tent meets the challenges of a demanding city with style and attention to detail. Providing tent and event services in a city where traffic is always an issue, trucking restrictions reign and residents are increasingly demanding is a New York City kind of challenge. For some people, conditi…
A new standard for VIPs

August 1, 2015  |  Products

Classic Party Rentals brings a tent rarely seen in U.S. markets to Rock in Rio USA. When Rock in Rio made plans to make its U.S. debut in Las Vegas for two weekends in May 2015, it turned to Inglewood, Calif.-based Classic Party Rentals, which supplies tents and party goods for more than 10 major &h…
Outdoor embroidery thread

August 1, 2015  |  Products

Designed for outdoor applications, Sunbrella® Embroidery Thread from American & Efird Canada Inc. features UV colorfastness, fade resistance and weather durability. Recommended for applications including tents, the suggested needle size is 90/14—larger than typical embroidery threads and not …
Hire top performers

August 1, 2015  |  Management

A bad hire wastes precious time and money. Ensure that your hiring process identifies the best employees for your company—every time. By Gregory P. Smith Most employers agree the typical employee selection process is minimally effective at best. Unfortunately, resumes and job interviews are becomi…