I feel strongly that our active involvement in these trade associations over the company’s history is what has allowed Event Central to bring superior quality products and services to our loyal customers.  We have a strong commitment to our employees and customers to provide a safe and professional service, whether we are working on the customer site or processing your order at our production facility in Mechanicsburg.

Scott T. Woodruff, Founder and President


Trade Associations and Their Missions:

IFAI International Fabrics Association International

IFAI – Industrial Fabrics Association International – TRD Tent Rental Division strives to increase awareness of industry products and services through education and marketing programs to elevate members’ professional expertise. They also publish guidelines for safe tenting for their members.


MATRA Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association
Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association

MATRA  Mid-Atlantic Tent Renters Association Inc. is dedicated to promoting the tent rental industry.  Based in the Mid-Atlantic Region their mission is to assist tent rental company members in education, safety, and product knowledge.  Its annual conference provides an opportunity for hands on training of installation with a wide variety of tent products and accessories.



ARA American Rental Association

ARA  The core purpose of the American Rental Association is to promote the success of our members and advance the growth of the equipment rental industry. The ARA provides a strong voice in Washington, DC  on behalf of the party and equipment membership.



Getting Involved With Your Association

Every year we attend the annual conventions to:

  • Participate in training seminars on a wide range of topics
  • Meet with vendors to evaluate and select new products and services to offer
  • Gather hands-on experience with advanced level tent installations
  • Learn of new product innovations
  • Participate in Continuing Education programs to comply with and promote OSHA standards for workplace safety

We support the associations by activities such as:


3 thoughts on “Membership in Party Rental Trade Associations Is Key”

  1. I’m totally with you on this subject. There would be a hole in my current business philosophy for production and and hr management without the insight I’ve gained from these and other associations.

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