Tent CARES Day honors pandemic workers

December 1st, 2020

TLC Rents celebrated Tent CARES Day by serving up a barbeque lunch for Atlanta, Ga.-area frontline workers. Photo: TLC Rents. Tent manufacturers and rental businesses around the U.S. celebrated the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic on Aug. 29 with barbeques, food truck fare and lots of sweet treats. Independent Tent CARES Day events were […]

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How the TRD Ballasting Tool and other IFAI safety resources have benefited the tent rental industry

August 24th, 2020

The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like to take a moment to explain the TRD Ballasting Tool, why and how it was developed, why it produces the results that it does, and how it benefits the industry. The goal of the Ballasting Study was to determine the friction […]

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The tent rental industry comes together to fight for survival

June 1st, 2020

As March events canceled and commercial work shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many tent installers, including Classic Tents & Events, Norcross, Ga., shifted to providing tents at medical facilities. Photos courtesy of Classic Tents & Events. Few aspects of the global economy are untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic, but for the tent and […]

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Recommendation for cleaning COVID-19 related tents

April 23rd, 2020

Brought to you by the Tent Rental Division The COVID-19 pandemic has created concerns with how to successfully disinfect and sterilize tent fabrics, framework, fittings, webs, ratchets, poles and anchoring devices including ballasts—basically any item or piece of equipment that may be on the job site. The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International […]

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The impact of 2018 and 2021 tent code revisions

April 1st, 2020

As the 2018 I-codes gain adoption, tent professionals can help advance the code development process. Tent professionals can help shape fire and building codes at the local, state and national levels by building relationships with enforcement officials and professionals who represent related industry groups, according to Paul Armstrong, P.E., C.B.O.  Armstrong, IFAI’s Tent Rental Division […]

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Tent professionals enjoy business and fun at Tent Conference 2020

January 27th, 2020

Event tent installation is all about teamwork, and the attendees at IFAI Tent Conference 2020 got to show off those skills last week in an “Amazing Race”-style competition that had them working together to solve puzzles, climb a rock tower and ride a mechanical bull among other fun challenges! A TRD Experience team completes a […]

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Register for Tent Conference 2020

November 22nd, 2019

Registration is open for Tent Conference 2020, set for Jan. 22–24 at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo at River Ranch, Fla. Don’t miss out on the leading event for promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry, and the opportunity to experience “Old Florida” at an authentic dude ranch while networking with industry […]

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How to document your tent anchoring plan

October 1st, 2019

When submitting a permit application, use industry-developed tools and your manufacturer’s data to explain your plan. By Alex Kouzmanoff The anchoring plan for your tent or structure is the one part of your permit submittal package that will change from job to job. The key to any plan is to present a professional, easy-to-read document […]

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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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Experience TRD at Tent Conference 2020

August 1st, 2019

Connect with tent professionals while enjoying a ranch lifestyle at Tent Conference 2020, Jan. 22−24, 2020, at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo in River Ranch, Fla. Registration opens in August.  The biennial event of the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of IFAI features robust education, valuable networking and fun. Highlights will include: The TRD Experience: […]

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