Tent industry back together at IFAI Tent Expo

January 24th, 2022

George Smith (left) and Jim Reyen received the 2022 Wodetzki Award. Hundreds of tent and rental professionals gathered in Daytona Beach, Fla., last week for the IFAI Tent Expo. Members of the Tent Rental Division and other industry professionals took the opportunity to meet in person for the first time in two years, driving near-record […]

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Stake it to the limit

August 1st, 2021

Allsite Structure Rentals installed a tensioned fabric structure for a movie shoot taking place in Swampscott, Mass. The structure, which would be used to film a night scene, required a height of 80 feet. To meet the client’s demands, a 157-by-246-by-54.5-foot structure was anchored atop 60 shipping containers, stacked three high around the perimeter. Twenty […]

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IFAI’s TRD Ballasting Tool and the industry

October 1st, 2020

Leather building belt note-books pen hard hat on wooden board construction concept. For decades, the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of IFAI has been an industry leader in the development of tools that promote the safe installation of tents for the rental marketplace. In 2012 the division launched its TRD Ballasting Tool—a calculator that determines the […]

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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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Study time: IFAI tools for better staking and ballasting

August 1st, 2019

IFAI’s staking and ballasting studies have helped to push the tent rental industry forward in terms of safety and professionalism. Here’s how tent rental companies can use the studies to set their business apart, plus anchoring tips from the experts. The IFAI Staking Study and the TRD (Tent Rental Division) Ballasting Tool have improved the […]

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Tent Expo 2019 delivers education and networking opportunities

February 6th, 2019

More than 500 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January at Tent Expo 2019 for valuable education and networking opportunities under dozens of structures featuring the latest tent technology. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 65 exhibitors, including innovative tent manufacturers, equipment suppliers offering hands-on education, as well as vendors for […]

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Clearspan tents offer clear advantages

August 1st, 2017

Clearspan structures open up lucrative markets for tent rental companies. With scaled-down and modular designs, even small tent rental companies can take advantage of these opportunities. Clearspan structures offer an array of benefits for tent rental companies and their clients. One of the biggest attractions is their unobstructed interior space—there’s no need for interior support […]

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