Using Technology to Improve the Way We Deliver Tents and Party Goods

Stake driving and pulling sound like hard, manual labor that was something farm hands or railroad workers did for a living centuries ago. This isn’t too far from the truth. What’s most surprising is that hundreds of years and countless technological improvements haven’t drastically improved this process for setting up a tent – that is until now.

Having seen the inefficiencies of the tent installation process first-hand, Scott Woodruff, the owner of Event Central was inspired to create a product that improved safety on the job site, decreased the time it took to install a tent and minimized damage to …

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Preventative Maintenance Key to Delivering Quality Rentals

Quality party rental by Event CentralWinter projects are one of the “behind the scenes” activities that are critical to delivering the highest quality rentals. Between December 1 and April 15, our operations department conducts a Preventative Maintenance Program which is a keystone to our service.

This annual winter maintenance is broken up into 13 separate projects. Each project has a written scope of work which includes a detailed step-by- step process to be followed so the quality control is identical from year to year. This blog post will give the reader a feel for the types of projects we undertake, their current progress, as well …

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Performing a Site Survey for your Outdoor Tented Event

Measuring wheel used on site surveys for tented eventsYour tent rental company performs a very important step in the process of planning a large outdoor tented event – The Site Survey.  At Event Central the site survey is conducted by either the sales consultant, or one of our tent professionals.  The main purpose of a survey is to gather all the pertinent information about the event to be sure the type of tenting planned is well-suited to the location and function of the event.

If you have not yet engaged a tent rental company, you can perform a pre-survey which will help you to determine if a …

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IFAI Tent Rental Division Show a Huge Success

The IFAI Tent Rental Division (TRD) show was held this Winter in Orlando, FL. Every other year the TRD holds a “Tent Install Expo.” At the show, the tent and accessory vendors featured their product lines for the Tent and Event Rental community to see and touch. Companies interested in learning more about the mechanics of each tent had the opportunity to assist in the setup and/or take down for some hands on experience. Here are some highlights from the show that were on display.

Aztec Tent with PorchAztec Tent with Porch

 

Losberger Custom Shape Structure to create full circleLosberger Custom Shape Structure to create full circle   (Photo Credit…
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Disaster Relief Tents Already in Place for Hurricane Isaac

As early as last Saturday, disaster relief tents were being contracted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in anticipation of the effect of Hurricane Isaac making landfall. Tent rental companies around the county are monitoring their inventory in anticipation of calls to respond to the effects of the Category 1 Hurricane.

Fellow member of the IFAI  Tent Rental Division,  EVENTSTAR, got a call early in the process. Based in Miami, the company was already putting stakes in the ground Monday in Florida, as they setup support tents required to support the thousands of utility crews and trucks that had …

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