Membership in the Tent Rental Division is open to IFAI member companies that rent, manufacture, or supply materials, equipment or services to the tent rental industry.

Membership benefits

  • Access to the TRD ballasting tool
  • Networking opportunities for companies to promote products and services
  • Access to the TRD members-only LinkedIn group — Post a question and get answers from other members. It’s year-round networking!
  • Online training modules for the tent installer, crew chief and owner
  • Listing in membership directory distributed to events industry
  • Receive a complimentary copy of the Procedural Handbook for the Safe Installation and Maintenance of Tentage ($375 value).
  • Receive industry updates in the quarterly division newsletter
  • Award of Excellence Program – An opportunity to have your tent installation achievements recognized by industry peers in the Award of Excellence competition
  • Listing on this website promoting your company as a “tent industry expert.”
  • IFAI Code Committee – Have a voice in identifying and effecting changes in the International Building Codes (IBC) and the national fire codes/specifications applicable to the specialty fabrics industry. The TRD is an active part of the committee to help identify existing codes applicable to the industry and forwarding information to members.
  • TRD Code of Ethics counter card
  • Other dollar-saving benefits:
    • Business Services: credit card processing
    • IFAI Tent Expo/Conference – receive discounts on exhibiting or attending
    • Unlimited use of ConnectNET hotline for code issues, finding products, locating industry partners to assist in projects and technical data. Information Central also provides referrals for member products and services.
    • Access to market research services that include studies of market segments, trends, products and potential opportunities affecting the industry
    • Discounts on resources from the IFAI Bookstore

Membership categories

General Members

A general member is either an end product manufacturer or a supplier and the dues paid are based on annual gross revenue.

  • Class 1 – less than $500,000
  • Class 2 – $500,001 to $1,000,000
  • Class 3 – $1,000,001 to $5,000,000
  • Class 4 – $5,000,001 to $10,000,000
  • Class 5 – $10,000,001 to $15,000,000
  • Class 6 – greater than $15,000,000

 

Affiliate Members

An affiliate member includes universities, training schools, design firms, consultants, divisions of general member companies, etc.

 

Individual Members

An individual or student who wants access to our online member-only content.

 

Honored Life Members

For individuals designated by special action of the IFAI Board of Directors for exceptional accomplishment, extraordinary achievement or lifetime service to the specialty fabrics industry.