2021 in review

December 1st, 2021

As you read through this issue of InTents magazine, the end of another year approaches. While business in the tent and event rental industry turned out to be more profitable and promising in 2021 than 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about another issue: labor shortages.  In 2020, a pressing challenge was figuring out how to […]

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Seeking inspiration?

October 1st, 2021

This issue of InTents is packed with information geared toward keeping your business at the forefront of the industry. As we move into the autumn months and the days grow shorter, choosing the right lighting solution for a tented event can be challenging. Turn to page 20 for “bright” ideas pertaining to event lighting. Winter […]

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A new tool for your toolbox

August 1st, 2021

IFAI’s new online platform is designed to keep you informed. Are you actively on the lookout for more opportunities to network with industry peers? Do youexperience frustrations when searching the internet for sound business advice and practical solutions to work-related challenges? Are you interested in sharing your business and industry ideas and thoughts with fellow […]

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Weddings are back

June 1st, 2021

According to “The Knot 2020 Real Weddings Study [COVID-19 Edition],” 2021 is anticipated to be one of the busiest years on record for weddings. Of the 7,600 couples surveyed for the study, 47% of those who planned to wed in 2020 adjusted their schedules to instead say their “I dos” in 2021 or later. And, […]

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Adios 2020

December 1st, 2020

The December 2020–January 2021 issue of InTents covers a lot of industry ground. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, this issue is packed with insight on how tent and event rental companies are responding. Our feature, “Tenting for the Pandemic,” (page 24) reveals an in-depth look at how tents have been utilized throughout 2020 […]

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Seasonal comforts

October 1st, 2020

For those of you in the tent and event rental industry, the year 2020 can likely be summed up by one sentence: Abnormal is the new normal. While many seasonal and yearly events have been put on hold due to COVID-19, I’m happy to report that this magazine hasn’t deviated from tradition.  The October/November issue […]

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Building character

August 1st, 2020

The secret is in the challenge. I once heard a local Minnesota meteorologist refer to -10°F January temperatures as being “character-building.” Since that time, I have on numerous occasions found myself using the phrase “character-building” when faced with challenges and less than ideal situations: character-building traffic, a character-building flat tire, the character-building year of 2020. […]

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New beginnings

June 1st, 2020

Through uncertain times, InTents remains committed to keeping you informed. I am the new editor of InTents magazine, but I am not new to Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and the textile industry. I began my editorial career at IFAI in 2015 working on Specialty Fabrics Review, IFAI’s flagship publication, covering numerous textile markets, suppliers […]

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