Foundation of a holiday festival

December 1st, 2021

McCarthy Tents and Events puts community first with a holiday event—despite the risks of the day.  One of the three large structure tents McCarthy Tents and Events installs for the Roc Holiday festival is divided into two sections—one side for live music and the other for a bar. by Sigrid Tornquist To plan an event […]

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Women, tents and leadership

April 1st, 2021

Five women leading different segments of the industry weigh in on what inspires them and how to forge a successful career in the tent and event industry. by Sigrid Tornquist Women have always played a vital part in the tent industry. They were part of family shops manufacturing and selling tents. They were sewers. They […]

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Tenting supports medical facility expansions to combat COVID-19

August 1st, 2020

by Sigrid Tornquist Select Event Group’s 10-bed units were designed to be used for expansion ER capacity or ICU capacity. Each structure included HVAC systems with air scrubbers to remove pathogens from the air. When state and federal government officials made the decision to expand medical facilities in response to the anticipated surge of COVID-19 […]

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Contemporary and outdoorsy tented wedding

June 1st, 2020

The perfect mix of an outdoorsy western landscape, upscale finishes and a level location for tent anchoring spells an ideal tented wedding for both client and tent provider. by Sigrid Tornquist A client brief that includes a vision to incorporate the property, bring the outside in and create a stylish, contemporary aesthetic may not be […]

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The big business of music festival installations

April 1st, 2020

Music festivals have become big business, and temporary structures are integral to the festival-goer experience—from small ticketing and concession tents, to custom products for high-end activations and immersive experiences, to glamping tents, where music lovers can take a break or keep the party going all night long.   by Sigrid Tornquist Noise Pop. Crush. Pot […]

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New York Tent fabricates a tented corridor for LED artistry

October 1st, 2019

Custom curved hardwalls by New York Tent create a blackout canvas for LED artistry.  by Sigrid Tornquist Situated in the heart of Manhattan, N.Y., the Armory Show features innovative artist commissions and dynamic public programs—and for a March 2019 installation, a tented corridor played an integral part in the brilliant light-based display that immersed viewers […]

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InTents “5 under 40”

August 1st, 2019

Meet five young professionals who are working toward a vibrant and forward-thinking tenting industry. by Sigrid Tornquist Tent Expo 2019 in January kicked off with a young professionals happy hour, where Ramsey Duqum, CEO of AAble Rents, gave a spirited message to those gathered about advancing the tent rental industry.  To continue that energy, InTents […]

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Brenda Hagerty expands Porcupine Canvas from mining gear to glamping tents

October 1st, 2018

Cold calls are a thing of the past,” says Brenda Hagerty, co-owner and president of Porcupine Canvas Manufacturing Ltd. in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. “Calling someone out of the blue to try to sell them something just doesn’t work in today’s industry. What clients want are our feet on the ground.” Hagerty’s history with Porcupine Canvas […]

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