Tent rental industry CARES Day

June 25th, 2020

The USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance) is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures for a wide variety of uses. The group was formed in March of 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

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Tent Expo 2021 postponed to January 2022

June 22nd, 2020

Tent Expo 2021 has been postponed to January 2022. Tent Rental Division (TRD) chairman Michael Tharpe released the following statement: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our members hard and changed the way in which we do business in today's environment. As your association, TRD has felt your pain and has listened to your issues and concerns […]

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Party Reflections moves two locations to larger facilities

May 11th, 2020

Party Reflections Inc., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is forging ahead and planning for growth on the other side of the pandemic with two location moves to larger facilities. The company’s 2020 plans for expansion in both Charlotte and the Triad region of North Carolina included the acquisition of larger and improved buildings for those locations. […]

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Eureka! offers guide to help rental companies get back to business

May 2nd, 2020

As the demand for COVID-19 emergency testing sites and drive-thrus winds down, tent rental companies are exploring how they might recover lost revenue during the “bridge period” as the economy slowly reopens. Tent manufacturer Eureka! Tents, Binghamton, N.Y., has created a guide that rental companies can use to promote their services.   “A Practical Guide […]

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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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Seaman Corp. names Jeff Swartz chief executive officer

April 21st, 2020

Jeff Swartz Seaman Corporation, a family-owned business headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, has announced that its board of directors has selected Jeff Swartz as its new chief executive officer. Swartz will replace John Crum, who is retiring after 18 years at Seaman, including the last five as CEO. Swartz is a veteran of the building products […]

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U.S. tent and structure manufacturers unite with the special events industry to address the COVID-19 pandemic

April 3rd, 2020

The special events industry stands poised to address surging capacity needs of the U.S. health care infrastructure. Ten of the major U.S. tent and structure manufacturers have joined together in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal strategy of the group is to align needs for disaster resources including field hospitals, emergency temporary shelters, […]

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Milliken pivots textile manufacturing to produce advanced medical PPE

April 2nd, 2020

Global textile manufacturer Milliken & Company is leveraging its materials science expertise to manufacture much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) for the health care industry amid the current COVID-19 global pandemic, focusing on engineering textiles into medical-grade fabrics using antimicrobial and fabric barrier coatings. Milliken’s new advanced medical fabrics and barriers are currently available, and […]

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Free electronic signatures for rental companies affected by COVID-19 crisis

April 1st, 2020

App allows for safe signature collection in the social distancing era. Point of Rental Software, Fort Worth, Texas, has made its electronic signature product, Rental eSign, available for free for 90 days for any rental business that needs it, regardless of the software they use. The setup fee is also waived, and no payment information […]

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Top tips for operating a specialty fabrics business during a pandemic

April 1st, 2020

IFAI Division Webinars this week are bringing together diverse members of the specialty fabrics industry to discuss how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis. For companies that are operational—that is, they have either been deemed essential businesses or they are not currently under a “shelter in place” order—worker health and safety is a major concern. […]

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