Tent cleaning & repair tips

October 1st, 2023

Keeping tents clean and rental-ready sometimes just requires old-school elbow grease and a stiff bristle broom or brush. Photo courtesy of Awning Cleaning Industries/APCO Products. During the busy season, when parties, events, weddings, festivals and so on have kicked into relatively high gear, tents are going out, coming back in and then going out again. […]

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Rainier Industries announces Michael Tharpe retirement, welcomes Paul Buser to Tent Division

December 14th, 2022

Michael Tharpe, national sales manager, Rainier Industries, discusses staking in a TRD boot camp sponsored by ARA of Minnesota and hosted at Ultimate Events in Plymouth, Minn. in April 2019. Michael Tharpe has announced his retirement from the Commercial Tent Division of Rainier Industries. His last day with the company will be January 16, 2023. […]

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Steve Fredrickson joins Rainier Industries

December 21st, 2021

Industry veteran Steve Fredrickson is joining Rainier Industries as the National Sales Director for Rainier Shade. Frederickson has more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry, with several different companies. Most recently, he was sales director at Sattler Corp. "I started working with Rainier Industries in 1997; loved my time here and am […]

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On-the-go COVID-19 screening tent

August 1st, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Rainier’s Commercial Tent Division has brought back a tent design that has historically been used in agricultural applications. The Endurance Tent can be used for mobile screening to support social distancing efforts and any other medical and disaster relief needs. The 14-by-24-foot tent has a durable, military-grade fabric and […]

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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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Custom cover for a beer hall courtyard

April 1st, 2019

Rainier Industries designs and fabricates a custom tent for a courtyard so that beer lovers can congregate through the winter.  The building at 418 A Street in Springfield, Ore., has served as a place to nourish body and soul for more than one hundred years. Most of those years it accomplished this as a church, […]

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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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This year’s Show Stopper winners

September 28th, 2017

All the best from New Orleans: Thursday morning at IFAI Expo led off with lists of winners for the year, including the most popular products on the show floor. The sixth annual Show Stopper competition was designed to showcase the best of the best in the industry, from fabrics, equipment and chemicals to services and […]

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L & A Tent Rental provides ongoing tent services at busy venue

August 1st, 2017

A job at a busy historical site requires custom fabrication, laborious installation and ongoing support. When the Cescaphe Event Group of Philadelphia, Pa., took over as the caterer and planner for the city’s event venue at the Fairmount Water Works, it turned to L & A Tent Rentals of Hamilton, N.J., for an extended project […]

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Tharpe joins Rainier Industries

February 21st, 2017

Rainier Industries' shelter division named a new sales manger, Michael Tharpe. In his new role, Tharpe is charged with expanding the availability of Rainier tent and tent liner products across the U.S. He will continue to provide support to existing dealers with installation training, tradeshow assistance, and coaching as needed. Tharpe has more than 20 years of experience in […]

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