Inspired!

December 1, 2018

SoCal Tents and Events–a URS Company, based in South El Monte, Calif., partnered with Billy Butchkavitz and his team of design professionals for the fifth consecutive year to create a custom space for HBO’s Garden of Eden-themed Emmy after-party bash in September. The 100-by-120-foot curved-beam structure housed the event at the Pacific Design Center (PDC) …

Tent installations that make you say WOW!

Masters at the craft of tenting devise creative solutions for challenging installations. Imagine a theatrical performance where the contribution of every member of the cast and crew is flawless; every costume, set piece and prop functions perfectly; and the sound and lighting come off without a single hitch. As an audience member, you can appreciate …

How to recognize and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace

Far too often, the process of making bad and/or unethical choices begins with a simple, almost thoughtless decision. How do I know this? Well, I’ve seen it happen far too often. Harassment is not a sexy subject, and ethics are more than words. “The times they are a changing,” and that’s more than just song …

New game apps teach safe lifting and materials handling practices

The Center for Construction Research and Training, an OSHA Alliance Program participant, has launched a number of new safety resources, including free game apps to help educate employees on how to prevent injuries that result from manually lifting and moving heavy materials. Lifting heavy items is one of the leading causes of injury in the …

Rooftop installation for luxury vehicle launch

A vehicle launch at a West Hollywood hotel by 24/7 Events calls for a bash that pulls out all the stops, including structures by Liri Tent Technology and craning a car onto the roof. An event taking place in an upscale, vibrant area must be upscale and vibrant as well—it’s an expectation of industry professionals, …

Event lighting options grow to meet client demands

While LED technology changes the industry, social media drives trends in lighting for tented events. Back in the dark ages—before the internet and the rise of social media—decorative lighting was rarely a major consideration for tented events. “When I got married, there was no lighting,” says Sandy Mulrey, director of sales and marketing at DesignLight, …

Fringe benefits benefit employees and employers

Use fringe benefits to attract and keep workers while lowering your company’s tax bill. How can small businesses compete for qualified workers? Thanks to U.S. tax laws, every business can afford to offer fringe benefits, and may even be able to benefit themselves in the process. Fringe benefits are often defined as property and/or services …

Award-winning event decor at the Greenskeeper

CORT Events sets the stage for a party at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Having set a PGA record for attendance in 2018 with more than 720,000 fans, the Waste Management Phoenix Open promotes itself with the hashtag #ThePeoplesOpen. It is also known as “the greenest show on grass”—showcasing environmental best practices and zero waste …

Canvas Houses founded to fabricate tiny homes for the homeless.

For years, Liz Diaz, MFC, has been fabricating custom high-end marine canvas exteriors and interiors from her North Beach Canvas shop in San Francisco’s North Beach. Always on the lookout for ways to improve her business, Diaz took continuing education classes, which focus on helping people bring their passions and talents together to create a …

Find the products you need in the InTents 2019 Premier Product Showcase

Editor’s note: The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct your product information to …