Attachment issues

August 21, 2015  |  Markets, Tents

Connecting a tent to a building poses a set of challenges for tent installers. Stability, weatherproofing, auxiliary HVAC systems and custom flooring all need to be accounted for. These projects almost always require customized solutions that take the unique environment of the building and the tent …
Work smarter

August 1, 2015  |  Markets, Tents

Tools and strategies to help tent rental companies get maximum efficiency from their crews. “Our philosophy is that installing tents is hard. How can we make it easier for the installer?” posits Kenny Puff, armed with an answer. “Every tent installer should have his own toolkit with the basics…
Shape shifters

May 18, 2015  |  Markets, Tents

Today’s tent manufacturers and renters are thinking outside the rectangle. The Pythagoreans dissected a sphere as early as 600 B.C. Plato and Buckminster Fuller took the ball and ran with it, so to speak. But in 2015, Platonic polyhedral/geodesic domes still are fresh on the scene when it comes to…
Open ended

May 18, 2015  |  Markets, Tents

Stretch-tent companies tout their limitless options “With consumers being bombarded by the latest and greatest marketing techniques, companies are always interested in ways to capture their audience’s attention,” says Stuart Johnstone, owner of Stretch Marquees & Fabric Structures in Sydne…
Living it up, outside

January 1, 2015  |  Feature, Tents

Screens and shades that protect from wind, sun and insects bring indoor comforts to outdoor living. Outdoor living is a growing trend for homeowners seeking to relax and entertain outside with all the comforts of indoor living. Restaurants and hotels are also extending guest areas to outdoor patios,…
Fabric defense

November 1, 2014  |  Tents

Fabric shelter systems protect valuable aircraft, equipment and military personnel in Afghanistan. Durable fabric relocatable military buildings, temporary hangars, aircraft shelters, storage warehouses and sunshades are designed to be rapidly deployed and quickly constructed anywhere in the world. …
The portable yurt

November 1, 2014  |  Tents

Modern-day nomads will appreciate how an ancient type of dwelling has been updated for their busy lives. The Jero yurt is comparatively lightweight and can be packed into a small car or even towed on a bicycle trailer. Three people can assemble it in less than two hours–no tools required. Avai…
Reclaiming the industry

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Tents

Overall trends in the once-again growing specialty fabrics industry. After years of struggles, there’s optimism in the U.S. textile industry. The recent recession took its toll, but growth was already flagging from increased off-shore production and a shrinking skilled workforce, among other thing…
Covering all the bases

October 1, 2014  |  Feature, Tents

Today’s tents and fabric structures aren’t just safe shelter; they’ve become key contributors to memorable events and are providing semi-permanent and permanent structural solutions. “Give me something different.” It’s a request event planners have been fielding much more often. Although…
Fabric performance: Setting the stage at Bally’s Las Vegas

June 16, 2014  |  Tents

With a bevy of showgirls all glammed up in glitzy costumes kicking it, singing and dancing, the iconic Jubilee is a classic Las Vegas extravaganza. The Bally’s Las Vegas show was created by producer Donn Arden in 1981. Recently, though, Bally’s decided the show needed a revamp. Frank Gat…