The Right Stuff to Deliver Large University Chair Rentals

Colleges and Universities are among the most challenging customers we serve. In 2012 over 23% of Event Central’s revenue was derived from servicing various schools. Universities demand a quality product,  fast service, and a fair price. To achieve this, we built our material handling procedure from the ground up. Our refined process includes the use of custom designed pallets, quality chairs from a well-established US supplier, the ability to use forklifts and pallet jacks at anytime, and a fully-integrated transportation system able to cater to the needs of any campus.

5800 Whites, Stage Cover and 2 ADA Stages installed on The Commons5800 Whites, Stage Cover and 2 ADA Stages installed on…
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Chairs for University Commencements and College Graduations

The months of May and June are spring Graduation season for Universities and Colleges across the country. Also known as Commencements, these events are most often held on a Saturday or Sunday.  Event Central has developed a significant chair inventory, as well as an inventory handling system, and the expertise to service this niche market.

This photo essay illustrates the “behind the scenes” preparation for the graduation season.

Quality chair rentals start with the purchase of quality chairs. All our new inventory purchases within the past 8 years has been from Palmer Snyder Furniture, from whom …

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Developing a Production Schedule for University Commencement

University events are among the biggest jobs we produce and deliver.  To insure quality and timeliness of each event,  we develop a Production Schedule for each job, so that no detail is overlooked.  A university event such as commencement or homecoming is in the planning stage 6 to 12 months prior to the day of the event.  Planning takes into consideration staffing, material handling, trucking, subcontracting, and site attendants, just to name a few.  We produce between 25 and 30 such events per year.

Check out the process from start to finish for one of the May graduation events at …

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You get the Diploma’s – We’ll take care of the rest

2011 Commencements This year we are contracted with ten Colleges, Universities and Military facilities to deliver equipment for graduations and commencements.  They begin in the first weekend of  May and end in July.  For these events, Event Central will provide everything from tents/stage covers, sound systems, and handicap-accessible facilities to trailer-mounted bleachers, chairs and video platforms.

The first job of the  year Over  the past 2 days, we have loaded materials for the Tuesday setup of the first event of the season, with take down scheduled for Saturday, starting at 3PM, for completion within 24 hours so we can get

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Back to School Sales go Under Tent

weg8The Central PA retailers are busy competing for the Back-to-School business.  It is hard to tell who gets more visibility,  Governor Rendell trying to sell his budget, or the Back-to-School advertisements.

Wegmans booked a tent for their sale at the 6416 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg store.  They ordered the 30 x 45 Anchor Century Mate tent with removable sidewall on all 4 sides.  This allows them to completely open it on the hot summer days, cover the windward side when rain is in the forecast, or close up completely at night for security.

The tent installers for this event were AJ …

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