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 Porch
Aztec Tent with Porch

 

Losberger Custom Shape Structure to create full circle
Losberger Custom Shape Structure to create full circle   (Photo Credit – Losberger)

 

Eureka's new E4 Clearspan
Eureka’s new E4 Clearspan
Rainier Tent with Graphics Package on Gable Infill
Rainier Tent with Graphics Package on Gable Infill

 

HTS Curve Top
HTS Curve Top
Anchor Tension Shade between 220MM Structure
Anchor Tension Shade  Panels Nested between  a Pair of 220MM Structures with Air Tensioned Walls and Mids
Olympic Interior during Tour of Tents
Olympic Interior during Tour of Tents
X-Gloo Air Supported Structure on display during Tour of Tents
X-Gloo Air Supported Structure on display during Tour of Tents

 

The recently released Tent Ballasting Study was a major area of interest to the attendees. The Sunday seminar provided basic theory on the concept of ballasting. A later seminar included a hands on session using the new online ballast tool which was developed by IFAI in conjunction with Clemson University. Outdoors there were static displays including a new ballasting system.

Ballasting Seminar included a demonstration of the On-Line App available to IFAI members
Ballasting Seminar included a demonstration of the On-Line App available to IFAI members
Static display of one type of Concrete Ballast, and Forms
Static display of one type of Concrete Ballast, and Forms

 

Nick Deninno describing a new ballast handling system he designed
Nick Deninno demonstrating  the new  “Block and Roll” ballast handling system he recently designed

 

The final evening the TRD held an outdoor tent party.  The event included full tent lighting, games, several buffet stations, and entertainment for all.  It was a great opportunity for the tent community get together and enjoy spending time with their peers.

Evening event of fun and games
Evening event of fun and games

 

Crab Race under Eureka's Structure with Decorative Lighting
Crab Race under Eureka’s Structure with Decorative Lighting
Past IFAI Wodetzki Award Winner James R. Reyen enjoying the event
Past IFAI Wodetzki Award Winner James R. Reyen enjoying the event

If you are interested in membership to The IFAI or Tent Rental Division visit www.tentexperts.org

 

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