Stamford creates magical wedding day

June 1, 2018

IFAI’s International Achievement Awards (IAA) recognize the skills that drive excellence in the tent industry. Here’s one submission to the 2017 IAA competition that highlights the complexity of a project with a tight timeline. Stamford Tent & Event Services, Stamford, Conn., completed a 15,000-square-foot, multi-tent project with an attached lounge and raised hardwood floor for …

Digital textile printer

The TX801 digital textile printer from Mouvent™ prints with up to eight colors. Even though it is a scanning-type machine, up to 50 percent of the print jobs can be completed in a single pass, boosting productivity up to 200 square meters per hour without compromising quality. The printer utilizes a compact proprietary print engine …

“Techno-chalet” lights up Montreal winter festival

Grandchamp Structure Design overcomes weather and site restrictions to build a “techno-chalet” for a winter festival. Montréal en Lumière (Montreal in Light) is one of the largest winter festivals in the world, drawing more than one million people annually to take in fine food, performing arts, family-friendly activities and nightlife in the midst of a …

Life in the slow lane

Amid controversies, quitting social media may sound nice, but is it realistic? Sometimes I feel like I’m driving my 2008 Subaru Forester in the slow vehicle lane and the rest of the world is zooming by me in a sports car. This is especially true when managing the deadlines and required lead-time of a bimonthly …

Dinosaur-sized tents

World-famous dinosaur Sue—the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found—calls Chicago’s Field Museum home. But when Atlanta, Ga.-based Imagine Exhibitions wanted to bring a few of Sue’s friends to visit, in the form of Jurassic World: The Exhibition, it was clear that they would need a little extra space. Arena Americas, based in Oak …

Seam sealer

Whether a modern synthetic textile or simple cotton canvas, most fabrics are only as waterproof as their seams. For fabric applications exposed to outdoor conditions, Iosso Products’ Seam Sealer keeps moisture where it belongs: on the outside. It forms an effective, invisible seal against water intrusion, without altering the color or feel of the material. …

Celina Tent hosts stop on USDA/SBA tour

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), toured Celina Tent Inc. in April as a stop on Perdue’s third “Back to Our Roots” RV tour. Jeff Grieshop, owner of the Celina, Ohio-based manufacturing company, says that the visit came about because of the company’s recent expansion …

Wireless PA system

AmpliVox Sound Systems’ new AirVox Mobile PA is a completely wireless system that delivers highly intelligible sound for large venues. The compact, battery-operated AirVox combines a master PA unit and two companion speakers to cover audiences of up to 3,000 people, without cords or complicated set-up. Ideal for playing music via its integrated Bluetooth® module, …

ICC moves code revision proposals forward

Proposals relating to wind and anchoring requirements were disapproved in the ICC’s Committee Action Hearing, but could return via public comments. One of two code revisions proposed by IFAI’s Tent Rental Division (TRD) was approved by the Fire Code Committee of the International Code Council (ICC) in April. Through debate and voting at its Committee …

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Facebook’s changing algorithm and your business

How Facebook’s algorithm changes can affect tent and event renters’ social media marketing strategies—and what to do about it. The power of Facebook® is undeniable—and while its data privacy issues dominate the news at the moment, the algorithm update that launched earlier this year is still a hot topic for social media marketers and page …