Work smarter

June 1, 2015  |  Feature

Every tent rental company needs equipment, tools and strategies that help it get maximum efficiency from its crews. By Janice Kleinschmidt Our philosophy is that installing tents is hard. How can we make it easier for the installer?” posits Kenny Puff, president and owner of Green Monster Mfg. LLC…
From glam to punk

June 1, 2015  |  Project Briefs, Projects

Two nights, two themes, one tent. In a public parking lot for a popular local beach in southern California, Elite Productions International, Laguna Niguel, Calif., created a venue for a glam rock event one night and a punk rock event the next. The client, hosting a conference at the hotel across the…
Structural anchor system

June 1, 2015  |  Products

Anca Structural Anchors’ System 2000 is a new manually deployed screw anchor-based system fabricated from Sheffield steel. The system fits in the trunk of a car, is tested for strength through the use of a small tripod system, and uses 750mm screw anchors and an engine-driven, torque-less motor fo…
Decor-enhancing scrim

June 1, 2015  |  Products

TRUSST, a Chauvet brand, has released a new line of fabric, TRUSST Scrim, designed to cover trussing of different sizes, as well as tripod stands and X-stands, to provide a neater more polished appearance to stages and DJ booths. Made of a white fire-retardant stretch fabric, the scrim not only conc…
From staple to star

June 1, 2015  |  Feature

Tent liners, pole covers and swags aren’t just for concealing unattractive elements. Fabric decor provides a way to maximize an event’s excitement. The primary purpose of tent liners, pole covers and swags or drapes has always been to conceal the structure of a tent as unobtrusively as p…
How does OSHA determine which workplaces to inspect?

June 1, 2015  |  On the Job

Imminent danger situations are top priority. This means there is “reasonable certainty that a danger exists that can be expected to cause death or serious physical harm.” Catastrophes and fatal accidents are OSHA’s next priority. If an accident results in a death, you have 8 hours to contact O…
User-controlled PA system

June 1, 2015  |  Products

Complementing the presentation furniture line, AmpliVox has developed an innovative two-piece configuration for its Line Array Duo-Tandem Soundbar PA System. This new option allows for a fully integrated rack-mount sound system within a multimedia lectern, with the soundbar speaker projecting toward…
OSHA inspection primer

June 1, 2015  |  On the Job, Safety & Codes

What to expect when OSHA inspects. An Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) inspection may strike fear in the heart of any business owner, but it doesn’t need to. Know what to expect and be prepared. An OSHA compliance officer coming to your door should report to the main office, id…
A designer’s garden

June 1, 2015  |  Projects, Trend Watch

A tented wedding reception glows from within. In October 2014, the grounds of The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo., served as the perfect backdrop for the tented wedding reception of a couple with a distinct vision. Exclusive Events Inc., St. Louis, Mo., designed a reception that combined the …
How can I get a long life out of my tent fabric?

June 1, 2015  |  On the Job

Expert Q&A Q: How can I get a long life out of my tent fabric? A: First, it’s important to understand the composition of tent fabric. Scrim is a coarse woven polyester material used for reinforcement in both laminated and coated PVC (tent vinyl). The flexible scrim material is then encapsulate…