Second-generation One Stop Tents & Events grows with strong Texas market

October 1, 2018

From tool rental business to growing tented event rental company, One Stop Tents & Events grew up around the family dinner table. For Karen Keesler, co-owner of One Stop Tents & Events in Webster, Texas, learning the ins and outs of running a rental business were conferred to her each night at the dinner table. …

Cloud-based videography

Finding a videography team to direct, record and edit multiple panel sessions, meetings and events, especially in different parts of the world, on budget, can be difficult. Now clients can find a high quality videography team, collaborate fast with project stakeholders with easy DIY editing, and distribute the video in one affordable platform with MediaMobz’s …

Fingerprint padlock

Utilizing a hotel’s conference room for meetings and conventions is common practice, but leaving items unattended in the room even for a second can be unsettling, which leads to the hassle of having to keep inputting a combination or digging out the key for your lock. Upgrade traditional security for the high-tech Tapplock one’s smart …

Brenda Hagerty expands Porcupine Canvas from mining gear to glamping tents

Cold calls are a thing of the past,” says Brenda Hagerty, co-owner and president of Porcupine Canvas Manufacturing Ltd. in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. “Calling someone out of the blue to try to sell them something just doesn’t work in today’s industry. What clients want are our feet on the ground.” Hagerty’s history with Porcupine Canvas …

Cheers to women

The tent and event industry may be male dominated, but it offers exceptional opportunities for women to succeed. The wedding industry tends to garner a lot of negative headlines and jokes. (Bridezillas! Ugly bridesmaid dresses! Cheesy wedding songs!) But in a recent column in the Washington Post, essayist Gretchen Comcowich summed up one of the …

Tented garden installation protects trees and sculptures

Arena Americas creates a stunning tented experience for guests at MoMA’s sculpture garden, navigating an array of trees, fountains, sculptures and other obstructions. Each year the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City hosts its annual Party in the Garden to benefit the museum’s general operating fund. Traditionally the MoMA hosts the event …

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Take a seat at the table: Make every tented event space unique with event furniture options

Tables and seating for tented events. For years, the options for these vital event components were limited in sizes and styles. These days, there’s an array of options available to suit the needs and visions of a variety of events (and their visionary coordinators). Setting the stage Jacqueline Klene, event designer at Exclusive Events Inc. …

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Making it easy: Keder advances tent technology

From speedy installs and airtight seals to creative, new applications, the benefits of keder remain key to industry progress. Hidden within aluminum extrusions, shaping both simple tents and extravagant clearspans, lies the years-old invention that continues to help advance the success and technology of the tent industry today: keder, a bead or core that attaches …

AMS adopts weather safety statement, identifies successful event safety practices

Citing examples of both weather tragedies and proactive weather planning, the council of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) has adopted a statement regarding weather safety at venues and public gatherings. The statement expounds on the need for successful proactive weather decision practices within the broader weather and venue industries. It lists several recent weather tragedies …

Tesla’s latest assembly line is under a fabric structure

Tesla CEO Elon Musk shocked the automobile and tech worlds in June when he tweeted: “Needed another general assembly line to reach 5k/week Model 3 production. A new building was impossible, so we built a giant tent in two weeks.” The “tent”—or more accurately, tensioned membrane structure—at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., plant helped the company meet …