U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3rd, 2020

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disaster resources including field hospitals, emergency temporary shelters, […]

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Announcing the 2020 InTents magazine Reader’s Choice Award winners!

April 1st, 2020

Twenty-two manufacturers and suppliers to the tent rental industry are honored in the April–May 2020 issue of InTents magazine in the third annual Reader’s Choice Awards. This 40-by-60-foot Anchor Century® tent, installed at a venue in Farmington, Conn., by Connecticut Rental Centers, served as a ceremony tent with theater-style seating. Anchor Industries was voted Best […]

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2020 Reader’s Choice Awards: Products and services that go above and beyond

April 1st, 2020

Many industry suppliers go more than the extra mile to help tent rental companies thrive—and the voters in the 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards have stories to tell about the products, services and suppliers that support them day after day, from the warehouse to the installation site.  by Pamela Mills-Senn The annual Reader’s Choice Awards, launched […]

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Reader’s Choice Awards 2019

April 1st, 2019

Awarding excellence and innovation in the event tent industry. 1. Best Tent Manufacturer: Anchor® Industries Inc. “Be it a corporate event, fundraiser or a high end wedding, The Alleen Company prides itself on putting forward the highest quality event, paying attention to the finest detail,” says Barbara Scull, president of The Alleen Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. “This […]

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Women leaders share their best advice and lessons learned

March 11th, 2019

The tent and event industry is filled with “wise people who have an amazing willingness to share their expertise,” say Elizabeth Wilson, president of All Occasions Event Rental, Cincinnati, Ohio. While the industry remains dominated by men, women-owned businesses and individual women in leadership in their companies are becoming more visible. Women who have taken […]

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Economy Tent International announces new COO

February 13th, 2019

Frame tent manufacturer Economy Tent International (ETI), Miami, Fla., has named David Leitner as chief operating officer. Leitner joined ETI in 2002 and has served as production assistant, production manager and operations manager. Prior to ETI, Leitner spent six years in the Marine Corp 2nd Marine Division–artillery at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He then went to […]

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Find the products you need in the InTents 2019 Premier Product Showcase

December 1st, 2018

Editor’s note: The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct your product information to […]

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Taking the lead: Women professionals thrive in the male-dominated tent industry

October 1st, 2018

Women have always contributed to the tent rental industry, even as it's traditionally been a man's world. As their influence continues to grow, career opportunities are expanding. When Sarah Crews, director of sales and marketing for Miami, Fla.-based Economy Tent International (ETI), started going to outdoor trade shows 13 years ago, she didn’t see many […]

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Frame tent systems please customers of all kinds

June 1st, 2017

For most tent rental companies, an inventory that doesn’t include frame tents is unthinkable. Frame tent systems are the workhorses of the industry, favored by customers for all kinds of events. Frame tents play an indispensable role in almost every tent rental company’s inventory. As common as they are, these tents are anything but unassuming […]

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Auxiliary tents help event run smoothly

August 2nd, 2016

Tented events require a lot of forethought. Marathons, music festivals, and community celebrations immediately bring large event tents to mind. Most tents at large events are auxiliary structures, however. For an event run smoothly, tenting is often required for medical services, catering, sound systems support, restroom facilities, and other needs. “There are so many different […]

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