Twin tents make room for a graduation’s pomp

April 1st, 2020

A Party Center solves a college graduation’s capacity challenge with side-by-side tents. The installation of side-by-side tents for a graduation commencement ceremony was smooth for A Party Center until the fire marshal requested that the staking between the tents be removed for egress. Photos courtesy of Rainier Industries Ltd. When a community college needed a […]

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TopTec debuts new tent line and creative division

February 19th, 2020

TopTec Event Tents unveiled the company’s new line of OMNI tents and debuted its new creative tent division, Imagine, during The ARA Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. OMNI Serpentine from Top Tent Event Tents. “TopTec has always been a tent partner with the creative resources to design one-of-a-kind tents,” said […]

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How to patch tent fabric with a heat gun

June 1st, 2019

Follow these steps to make simple repairs to damaged tent tops. Bryan Bolt demonstrates the use of a flat-nozzle heat gun and patch in repairing tent fabric in an educational session at Tent Expo 2019 in January. The flat nozzle spreads the heat evenly between the damaged tent material and the patch material. The most […]

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Find the products you need in the InTents 2019 Premier Product Showcase

December 1st, 2018

Editor’s note: The companies in this section submitted product information by the specified deadline. This section is organized by three product categories: tents, structures and fabric; decor and accessories; and tools and equipment. InTents features a regular New Products section in each issue. To have your new products included, please direct your product information to […]

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The tent industry responds to natural disasters

December 1st, 2017

North America weathered a season of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and fires in late 2017, and the tent industry stepped up to respond—with more than just tents. Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions, Chattanooga, Tenn., delivered a 53-foot tractor-trailer filled with donated diapers, wipes and other baby essentials to Texas following Hurricane Harvey. The company’s warehouse supervisor, […]

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TopTec contribution to hurricane relief efforts

September 5th, 2017

Many companies in the event rental industry are working around the clock to help the thousands affected by Hurricane Harvey. TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., is donating a portion of the proceeds from all TopTec tent orders placed from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund in honor of […]

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Finishing Touches

December 1st, 2016

Tented events take place in all kinds of weather, upping the demand for doors and specialty sidewalls. The popularity of tented events can be attributed, at least in part, to the human desire to be outdoors. However, this doesn’t mean that people actually want to experience being outside. Instead, they want the panoramic vistas while […]

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Site survey equals site safety

December 1st, 2016

A thorough site survey communicates event needs and flags potential safety issues. Ensuring the safety of tented event participants and the tent installation crew starts at the beginning of the job. Before a single rental item is loaded onto the truck, a site survey should be completed by a qualified professional with set-up experience. A […]

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TopTec training goes on the road

December 1st, 2016

TopTec Event Tents, Moore, S.C., is taking its long running tent installation and safety training program on the road in 2017. The first Tent School On The Road session will be held at Rent-E-Quip in Colonial Heights, Va., March 7–8. “Our goal was to make Tent School more accessible to our customers across the United […]

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Secondary tents play essential roles at large events

August 1st, 2016

Tents are vital components of many large outdoor events, and it is easy to see why. They offer protection from the elements, stunning visuals and atmospheres that can range from romantic to festive. They make outdoor spaces useful for eating, dancing, learning and entertainment. Behind a beautiful main event tent, however, there is often a […]

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