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 – 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 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 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:
- Promoting membership of the TRD to support the Ballasting Initiative
- Being a member of a material handling panel at the ARA show
- Conducting the Tour of the Tents at the MATRA Conference
- Helping administer the Facebook Page for MATRA
- Assisting at the Registration Desk at the IFAI TRD show
- Serving as Past President for MATRA