Keeping tent fabric clean

October 1st, 2017

By hand or machine, tent cleaning requires a solid logistical plan to keep tents spotless for every event. A tent at a job site can encounter many foes that make it dirty: rain, mud, bird droppings, tree sap, wet leaves and even graffiti. To keep inventories pristine and ready for the next event, successful rental […]

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Corporate events are big on originality, safety and branding

August 1st, 2017

Corporate clients look to event rental companies to design extraordinary events that are big on originality, safety and branding. A Harley-Davidson dealership in Orlando, Fla., might not seem like a logical place to host a corporate tented event, but the unexpected venue has become a favorite for businesses looking to create a memorable evening for […]

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Lessons from a recession

August 1st, 2017

The Great Recession of December 2007 to July 2009 propelled corporations to slash spending. Not surprisingly, company-sponsored events were among the first expenditures to go. And the shadow of the major economic decline from nearly a decade ago still lingers today in the corporate event market. “It was bad PR to be spending on lavish […]

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Going green

April 1st, 2017

Natural decor brings tented events to life. According to the color gurus at Pantone®, Greenery—the Pantone Color of the Year 2017—emblematizes our intrinsic desire to restore, revitalize and reconnect. Pantone calls the naturally neutral shade “symbolic of new beginnings” —a description appropriate to the thousands of weddings and other social events that occur under tents […]

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Scene Stealers

December 1st, 2016

Three Wow! installations showcase talent and problem-solving in the tent industry. Each year, dozens of tent and event rental companies submit their outstanding projects to the IFAI International Achievement Awards (IAA), a competition that recognizes design excellence and technical skill in specialty fabrics. The 2016 submissions demonstrate that creativity and problem-solving continue to drive the […]

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Putting tents in their place with ballasting

October 1st, 2016

Tent rental companies use IFAI’s ballasting tool to provide accurate amounts of weight, meet code compliance and create a safe experience for event guests. When it came to calculating weight requirements to anchor commercial tents in the past, rental companies needed some math and science on their side. They typically determined ballasting weights by what […]

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