Long distance sprint

December 1, 2016  |  Project Briefs, Projects

O’Neil Tent Co. installs several structures in a short timeframe 250+ feet from the unloading zone. When Ohio State University needed tenting structures for its fundraising campaign, “But for Ohio State,” an event that raises funds for students to study abroad, it called on O’Neil Tent Co., …
Codes set for adoption

December 1, 2016  |  On the Job, Safety & Codes

Code revision process reaches final voting stage. A proposal to regulate outdoor events regardless of the presence of tents or special event structures was approved at the Public Comment Hearing of the International Code Committee (ICC) in October. This proposal (F310-16), submitted by the Fire Code…
On site

December 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

Don’t miss the valuable opportunities at IFAI Tent Expo 2017. One of the worst things about being editor of InTents is that, while I spend a lot of time writing about high-end, big-budget tented soirées, I rarely attend one. (To be honest, I’m not sure I’ve ever attended an event that could b…
Scene Stealers

December 1, 2016  |  Feature

Three Wow! installations showcase talent and problem-solving in the tent industry. Each year, dozens of tent and event rental companies submit their outstanding projects to the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA), a competition that recognizes design excellence and technical skill in special…
In memoriam: Lou Brown

December 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

Former Anchor Industries vice president Louis (“Lou”) Ray Brown passed away on Aug. 11. Brown retired from Anchor in 1997 as senior vice president of the tent sales department after 45 years with the company. He began on the manufacturing floor and rose to manager of tent production before movin…
Decadent masterpiece

December 1, 2016  |  Event Production, Projects, Tent Décor

A clear tent becomes a speakeasy with “The Great Gatsby” in every detail. Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby may have been left off the guest list, but every other detail of a “Great Gatsby”-themed birthday party under a tent recalled the glitter and grandeur of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiec…
Finishing Touches

December 1, 2016  |  Feature

Tented events take place in all kinds of weather, upping the demand for doors and specialty sidewalls. The popularity of tented events can be attributed, at least in part, to the human desire to be outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean that people actually want to experience being outside. Instead,…
Mission: Custom exhibition space

December 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

Eventstar Structures is known for boldly going where no tent company has gone before. So it’s fitting that the Medley, Fla.-based company was selected to help the Star Trek franchise kick off its 50th anniversary celebration by fabricating the temporary exhibition space for the Star Trek Starfleet…
Refugee housing

December 1, 2016  |  Industry News, News

As European communities grapple with the dire need for refugee housing, Röder Zelt- und Veranstaltungsservice GmbH, Büdingen, Germany, has responded with a versatile system of quickly erectable halls. Röder manufactured and installed 12 halls designed to accommodate 56 people per unit, along with…
Hosting a showcase during the slow season

December 1, 2016  |  Management

Everyone appreciates the time of year when things start to slow down. But after a recuperation stage, tent rental companies may find themselves twiddling their thumbs, waiting for clients to call. What do you do to drive business at these times? Many facilities host a showcase or an open house. This…