The return of “I do”

June 1st, 2021

Gorgeous views and an elegant 44-by-63-foot sailcloth tent provided the setting for a wedding located in California’s Lake Tahoe area. Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents installed the lighting inside the tent and provided additional rental items for the reception. Photo courtesy of Elise Events; Joel Seratto; Celebrations! Party Rentals and Tents. As the country begins […]

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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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InTents “5 under 40”

December 1st, 2020

An in-depth look at five young professionals who are helping the tenting industry move toward an innovative and vital future. by Pamela Mills-Senn You can’t discount the contribution of folks who have spent decades in the tenting industry, advancing it through innovation and hard work. At the same time, those at the start of their […]

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Conduct thorough and proper site evaluations to avoid the unexpected

October 1st, 2020

by Pamela Mills-Senn Thorough evaluations are key to avoiding issues that could slow down an installation or even present a danger. Alex Kouzmanoff, president of Aztec Tents, demonstrates using a dynamometer to test anchoring loads. Photo courtesy of Aztec Tents. There’s a time and a place for surprises—a tent install isn’t one of them. Encounter […]

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Disinfecting fabrics in the age of COVID-19

August 1st, 2020

Expert advice for eliminating a deadly virus while keeping employees and end users safe.  by Pamela Mills-Senn  Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, manufacturers of textile-based products like event tents, gym mats and pads, soft seating and bounce houses faced the usual questions from their customers about how to clean and disinfect these items. But there […]

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Tackle difficult projects to elevate your company’s portfolio

August 1st, 2020

When a complex and difficult install comes along, resist the temptation to decline. by Pamela Mills-Senn A willingness to tackle tough installs requires steely nerves, can-do attitudes, experienced and talented crews and lots of planning. But when it all comes together, challenging projects not only bring a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment, they enhance a […]

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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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Standout shapes: Domes and inflatables

December 1st, 2019

As the pressure to create social media-worthy affairs intensifies, tent and event rental companies offering domes and inflatable structures stand to reap memorable benefits.  by Pamela Mills-Senn Whether celebrating wine, beer, garlic, apples, jazz or some other beloved product, pursuit or pastime, there seems to be no end to festivals. These gatherings bring communities together, […]

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Multilevel structures raise the roof for major events

August 1st, 2019

When there’s nowhere for a tented event to expand outward, multilevel structures help the festivities to go up.  by Pamela Mills-Senn When Traube Tents and Structures entered the double-decker market this past spring, the Columbia, Ill.-based rental provider had exactly one contract for the two Losberger Emporium multistory structures it had added to its inventory. […]

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Getting educated on chair and tent rental for graduations

May 17th, 2019

College and university campuses present myriad challenges when it comes to setting up chairs and installing tents for commencement ceremonies. By Pamela Mills-Senn Special Events Entertainment & Rentals delivers thousands of chairs to multiple campus locations, including an amphitheater and a stadium, for graduation events at the College of William and Mary. Photo courtesy of […]

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