How to document your tent anchoring plan

October 1, 2019  |  Business, Tips and Techniques

When submitting a permit application, use industry-developed tools and your manufacturer’s data to explain your plan. By Alex Kouzmanoff The anchoring plan for your tent or structure is the one part of your permit submittal package that will change from job to job. The key to any plan is to presen…
The power of PPPEEEZ

October 1, 2019  |  Management

In her new book, tent and event industry leader Delores Crum offers her seven simple strategies for successful living. Sometimes the most practical success tips are like PEZ® candies. They’re delivered in appealing, bite-sized pieces. They’re refreshing. Above all, their impact lingers after th…
Bright and airy tented wedding design

October 1, 2019  |  Inspired!

Bright, light, airy and romantic are just a few words that this tented wedding brings to mind. Tent provider Capital Events, Cary, N.C., collaborated with Stephanie Cisko, owner of Viva L’Event, Raleigh, N.C., and The Bradford, a wedding venue located in New Hill, N.C., to create a stunning aesthe…
U.S. Tent Rental Inc. grows into a major tent and event rental provider

October 1, 2019  |  Profile

The Boyle family turned a small seasonal business into a booming Florida tent and event rental company. by Jake Kilju Peanuts’ Charlie Brown looked at a limp pine branch and saw the potential for a beautiful Christmas tree.  Tim Boyle, along with his father and brother, looked at a small Chri…
Q&A on IFAI’s new Textile Industry Retirement Plan

October 1, 2019  |  News

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched the new Textile Industry Retirement Plan, a benefit exclusively for IFAI members. Andrew Aho, IFAI vice president of new business development, describes why members should consider the plan and the many advantages it offers.  Q: H…
A fresh start that will set your company apart

October 1, 2019  |  Editorial

As I’m contemplating this editorial in mid-August, my kids are making the most of the final days of summer. While neither is champing at the bit to go back to school, they started asking about school shopping weeks ago. There’s just something about all those new pens, backpacks and notebooks tha…
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Tenting in urban environments

October 1, 2019  |  Feature

Event tent installations in big cities are spectacular—and complex.  by Paul Johnson Frank Sinatra sang about New York City, “If I can make it there, I’m gonna make it anywhere.” Tent installers who have worked in the Big Apple might sing, “If I can tent there, I can tent anywhere.”…
Modern tent vinyl and flame retardancy

October 1, 2019  |  Business

Do you know how your tent fabric performed on a flammability test—and can you explain the results to your fire marshal? One of the most tragic days in tent history occurred 75 years ago: The Hartford circus fire.  Some 7,000 spectators were enjoying a circus performance on July 6, 1944, in Ha…
IFAI Women in Textiles Summit set for February

October 1, 2019  |  News

Come as colleagues and leave as friends. The goal of IFAI’s second Women in Textiles Summit is to strengthen the advancement of women and men through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business. The event will explore how…
Seasonal brilliance with tipi-style tents

October 1, 2019  |  Design Spotlight

Exquisite details delight wedding guests celebrating under tipi-style tents.  A fall wedding can take on rich jewel tones and sophistication without the stereotypical motif of orange pumpkins and yellow leaves. Just ask Heather Allen, president and cofounder of Table 6 Productions, a Denver, C…