Repeat performances

October 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

Classic Tents provides tents and flooring in its seventh year as official tent supplier to the PGA Championship, and Aggreko provides power for the eighth year. The 2014 PGA Championship at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., attracted more than 250,000 people, requiring more than 200 tents f…
Old memories, new dreams

October 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

A new kind of tent debuts next to a family’s nostalgic stone chapel. For a bride who had her heart set on getting married in a small chapel with a 17-person capacity on her family’s historic farm in Chester County, Pa., figuring out how to seat 100 guests was a challenge. The family had …
Bigger, better, different

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Trend Watch

Heeding the call for unique event experiences, manufacturers of tents and fabric structures offer tent rental companies plenty of options to satisfy customers. By Pamela Mills-Senn It’s a request event planners and tent rental companies hear a lot. Although it’s always been preferable fo…
Temporary workers and safe job sites

October 1, 2014  |  Safety & Codes

Staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for maintaining safe work environments for temporary workers. In response to a series of reports of temporary workers suffering fatal injuries during the first days on a job, the Office of Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) launched…
Step it up

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Management

Upsell accessories to boost profit and take events from good to glam. By Amir Hussain When the economy gains strength, celebrations gain momentum. Tent and event rental companies are once again finding that clients are able to spend more money to upgrade their events—but some add-ons move more…
Jane Austen-inspired nuptials

October 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs, Trend Watch

Two tents bring romantic literature to life for a wedding ceremony and reception. By Michelle Hope and Jaime Newsom A client of Social Butterflies LLC of Memphis, Tenn., was inspired by author Jane Austen for a fall wedding and reception. At first she was skeptical of tents, but a plan to begin with…
Open for business

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Markets

Launching a new tent rental business? Use these strategies to ensure that your initial investment positions your company for growth. By Sarah Lapping After nearly 10 years working in the tent manufacturing industry, one of the most rewarding benefits for me has been helping get new tent rental busin…
Tapping the millennial market

October 1, 2014  |  Markets, Trend Watch

Follow these tips to reach millennial clients. By Kelly Treadway Have you ever wondered why we’re always being told how important social media is to businesses? It isn’t just because people go online to shop. Online is simply where people are—especially millennials (people born in …
Year after year

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Management

Olympic Tent’s president Scott Sutherland and vice president Darrel Brown weigh in on how to get and manage multiyear event contracts. By Scott Sutherland and Darrel Brown Relationships take work but, with a little thoughtful effort, can reap great rewards. And what is a multiyear contract but…
Dome on the move

October 1, 2014  |  Project Briefs

HTS/Höcker Clearspan Structures designs a 50-meter dome for a mobile anniversary celebration. When a company celebrating its 150th year in business desired a custom, relocatable temporary structure to host anniversary events in 2013-2014, the client approached HTS/Höcker Clearspan Structur…