Frame tent systems please customers of all kinds

June 1, 2017  |  Feature

For most tent rental companies, an inventory that doesn’t include frame tents is unthinkable. Frame tent systems are the workhorses of the industry, favored by customers for all kinds of events. Frame tents play an indispensable role in almost every tent rental company’s inventory. As common as …
Tent rental companies help clients throw the best backyard parties

June 1, 2017  |  Feature

Summertime for tent rental means street fairs, farmer’s markets, outdoor concerts and community festivals. If people are gathering and celebrating outdoors, there’s probably a tent involved. But many of the best tented parties are out of sight. They aren’t hidden underground like Prohibition s…
Hand truck

June 1, 2017  |  Products

The Makinex Powered Hand Truck PHT-140 is a universal materials handling solution that enables a one-person operation to safely lift and load small equipment or bulky goods weighing up to 309 pounds. It provides a quick and easy alternative to using a forklift or tailgate loader for small loads. The…
Unit loading of tent equipment saves time

June 1, 2017  |  Business

You could make the case that, from an operational perspective, the tent rental business is really a materials handling business. Consider this: A typical tent and party rental company operates a warehouse of 15,000 to 25,000 square feet with five to 10 trucks and 12 to 40 employees. Of those employe…
All-weather lighting

June 1, 2017  |  Products

Designed for festivals, amphitheater productions or other outdoor events, the COLORdash Par Q12 IP from CHAUVET Professional features a double-bracket yoke that allows it to be flown on truss or be positioned on the floor. The new RGBA LED wash delivers bright, colorful, flicker-free light indoors o…
Free space planner tool for CORT customers

June 1, 2017  |  News

CORT Events has partnered with Social Tables to offer 3D space planning technology free of charge to its clients with its integration of a proprietary custom version of the Social Tables space planner on CORT’s website. The integration allows clients to design events in 2D, view and share in 3D an…
Tent renters and event planners contend with photo-collection sites

June 1, 2017  |  Feature

His company’s hometown may be North Carolina’s largest city, site of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame and Bank of America’s headquarters location, but Dan Hooks isn’t too proud to chuckle that “Charlotte is not exactly the hotbed for fashion or cutting-edge style. “It used to take six months to a…
Washington’s wartime tent restored

June 1, 2017  |  News

Often described as the “first Oval Office,” George Washington’s headquarters tent, used by the general from mid-1778 until 1783, is now preserved at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pa. The tent’s journey to the museum, which opened in April, spans more than 100 years. …
Stocking the right tent inventory for the popular events

June 1, 2017  |  News, Profile

From tented festivals to weddings and special events, Marianne’s Rentals brings in-demand rentals to Oklahoma and West Texas. When Marianne Long became involved with a rental company in 1986, it consisted of one warehouse filled mostly with tools and very little party equipment. The tool side of t…
McCarthy Tents & Events installs structures for U.S. Presidential Inauguration

June 1, 2017  |  News, Showcase

Providing tents for the U.S. Presidential Inauguration’s media crews meant working long hours within a tight timeframe for McCarthy Tents & Events. For Rochester, N.Y.-based McCarthy Tents & Events, the U.S. Presidential Inauguration in January was just another step in the company’s stea…