To the rescue: tenting for disasters

April 1st, 2021

The Shelter G-Series of tent structures are a popular disaster response option. The tents are often used to provide sleeping and dining quarters, and have also been deployed for COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution. Their lightweight, strong design and universal parts allow for easy handling in the field. Photo courtesy of Shelter Structures America Inc. […]

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How to ease the heavy burden of ballasting

August 1st, 2020

Ballasting done right means going heavy, but industry-developed tools help to ease the burden. by Jeff Moravec Ballasting may seem a necessary evil in the world of tented events. All tents need to be anchored in one way or another, of course, with ballast (weight) being a common method. It requires a lot of planning, […]

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The next generation: Assuming leadership of a family tent rental business

April 1st, 2020

Thinking about taking over your family’s tent rental business? Be prepared to learn every job, initiate delicate conversations, ask questions and respect the previous generation’s work. Oh, and don’t expect special treatment.  by Jeff Moravec Young people entering their family’s tent rental business as a career can look forward to a sense of satisfaction and […]

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Streamlining tent rental through operations management

April 1st, 2019

Focusing on internal processes has helped Made in the Shade create a better experience for both clients and employees. From elegant peaks and dazzling light displays to generators and ballasts, the success of a tented event is often measured by its visible result. But before the poles hit the ground, what happens within company walls […]

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Tent renters weigh the anchorage options

December 1st, 2017

When choosing a proper anchoring method for any given site, tent renters must balance the pros and cons of staking vs. ballasting. First, the good news: demand for event tents has significantly grown, says Steve Belliveau, sales manager, Eastern Region, for tent manufacturer Anchor Industries Inc. of Evansville, Ind. The downside? Demand has put greater […]

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Keeping tent fabric clean

October 1st, 2017

By hand or machine, tent cleaning requires a solid logistical plan to keep tents spotless for every event. A tent at a job site can encounter many foes that make it dirty: rain, mud, bird droppings, tree sap, wet leaves and even graffiti. To keep inventories pristine and ready for the next event, successful rental […]

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