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 we purchase chairs by the container load.
Our material handling system of specialty pallets minimizes the number of times a chair is handled. A full trailer can be unloaded by 2 people using a forklift within 45 minutes. The 6000 chairs on 30 skids are then transported from the parking lot to the commencement area in 90 minutes. Depending on the complexity of the site, Event Central’s material handling system can reduce the man hours required from the time the truck arrives until the chairs are completely setup by 30-40%. We even have a specialty forklift that allows us to carry the pallets of chairs across the sand-based grass soccer field without damage to the turf.
Tractor Trailers are loaded with up to 6000 chairs on 30 pallets.
For the 2013 graduation season
We provided chair rentals for 11 different school graduations spread over 3 different weekends within a 3 hour drive.