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InTents 2017 Buyer’s Guide cover winner

The winning photo in the 2017 InTents Buyer’s Guide cover contest features a festive tented wedding reception installed by Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals, Orlando, Fla.

From dozens of submitted photos, InTents narrowed the choices to three, and hundreds of online voters chose the winner in early January. (more…)

InTents 2017 Buyer’s Guide cover winner2017-03-17T18:43:07+00:00

IFAI Tent Expo 2017 Update

by Jill C. Lafferty  |  February 1, 2017

More than 600 tent professionals gathered in Orlando, Fla., in January under more than 40 tents on display at IFAI Tent Expo 2017.

The two-day event included Tent Rental Division (TRD) Boot Camp and Leadership Track training sessions, networking with fellow tent renters and vendors, equipment demonstrations, the Tour of the Tents, a campfire session discussion including owners and crew members and much more. Attendees had plenty of time to socialize as well, at the opening reception, the Brazilian carnival-themed Party on the Pad, and the pre-show golf tournament and “Wild Florida Airboat and Gator Park” experience. (more…)

IFAI Tent Expo 2017 Update2017-03-17T18:44:07+00:00

Drone Photography Soars for Tent Professionals

By Sarah Lapping, ETI Director of Sales and Marketing – IN TENTS magazine | October, 2016.

Drone photography is the latest tool for tent professionals to show off their stuff.

I flew a drone for the first time at IFAI Tent Expo 2015 and was instantly obsessed. The experience of controlling a copter 400 feet away was amazing! The things I could see and the photos and video I could take convinced me that drones are a perfect marketing tool for the tent rental and event industry. Drones provide a unique perspective to capture photos and video at weddings, galas, trade shows, concerts, fairs and festivals and other events. (more…)

Drone Photography Soars for Tent Professionals2017-03-17T18:18:44+00:00

Auxiliary tents help event run smoothly

By Jake Kulju, InTents magazine  |  August 2, 2016

Tented events require a lot of forethought. Marathons, music festivals, and community celebrations immediately bring large event tents to mind. Most tents at large events are auxiliary structures, however. For an event run smoothly, tenting is often required for medical services, catering, sound systems support, restroom facilities, and other needs.

“There are so many different tents that can be used [for auxiliary tenting],” says Sarah Lapping, director of sales and marketing at Economy Tent International, Miami, Fla. “You may have a marquee tent that extends out from the main event tent for convenience and coverage to a catering tent, [or] you may have a tent hidden off to the side completely enclosed as a bridal tent.” (more…)

Auxiliary tents help event run smoothly2017-03-17T18:44:45+00:00

ETI ‘Covers’ InTents Buyer’s Guide, Again

By Sarah Lapping, ETI Director of Sales and Marketing

For the second year in a row, Economy Tent is proud to say that one of our tents fills the cover of InTents magazine’s annual BUYER’S GUIDE. Here are the those two covers and the event story behind each of them. For both events, tent installation was provided by Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals. (more…)

ETI ‘Covers’ InTents Buyer’s Guide, Again2017-03-17T18:23:37+00:00

Open for Business!

By Sarah Lapping, ETI Director of Sales and Marketing – InTents magazine | October 2014

Launching a new tent rental business? Use these strategies to ensure that your initial investment positions your company for growth.

After nearly 10 years working in the tent manufacturing industry, one of the most rewarding benefits for me has been helping get new tent rental businesses off the ground. I’ve assisted companies whose initial purchase included one or two tents to grow into robust, full-service rental providers with a diverse offering of tents in their inventories.

What motivates a person or group to launch a new tent rental company? (more…)

Open for Business!2017-03-17T18:42:32+00:00

Sharp Focus, Broad Impact

By Sigrid Tornquist, Specialty Fabrics Review | April 2014

Hal Lapping tightens his company’s focus to make quality products affordable.

We remain focused on our core products, and because we stay focused we offer the best quality products at the most competitive prices,” says Hal Lapping, president of Economy Tent Intl. (an Anchor company), Miami. Fla. “And part of that mind set is that we are constantly looking for ways to improve every aspect of the business.” (more…)

Sharp Focus, Broad Impact2017-03-17T18:25:15+00:00

Trade Show Strategies

By Sarah Lapping, ETI Director of Sales and Marketing – InTents magazine on Trade Show Strategies.

Get the most out of a trade show by strategizing before you leave home.

Industry manufacturers, suppliers and sponsors spend many hours preparing for trade shows. But if you are an attendee, do you prepare for a trade show or do you just show up? If you are planning to just show up, you risk missing out on many opportunities to maximize your time.

Every trade show attendee needs to have a strategy to get the most out of the event. Some trade shows can be overwhelming. Knowing what you need to accomplish before, during and after a trade show is key to making one worth your time and money. Here are some tips for making that happen. (more…)

Trade Show Strategies2017-03-17T18:25:52+00:00

Versatile Tents

By: IFAI / Premier Product Showcase  |   December 1, 2013

Economy Tent International’s Trio® frame tents feature stylish versatility, engineered stability and ease of handling and maintenance. Tents are available in three designs — Traditional, Tension and High-Peak — and a variety of solid colors and 30-inch stripes. The white 18 ounce, lacquer coated, black–out vinyl makes the covers easier to handle, install, clean and store. The Trio tent frames come with color–coded end caps designed to make the identification of tubing lengths simple. All standard size tubing is assigned a specific color to simplify installation and storage by keeping all the same colors together. In addition, the color–coded end caps keep dirt out of the tubing.

Versatile Tents2017-03-17T18:46:22+00:00

Celebrating 65 Years of Success

Albert Kaminsky, Dave Mann and Morris Kelman experienced initial success as a local awning company called Economy Awning Co. They specialized in window awnings, carports, patio awnings, tarps, trailer awnings and other various vinyl products. The three men and their families partnered together and conquered the awning business in sunny South Florida.

As the business grew, Steve Mishket in 1980, bought partnership into the company and eventually took on solo ownership. Steve was a family friend of one of the original partners. His previous experience from working in the factory through out high school was helpful in his transition as a partner in the company. During his tenure at Economy Awning he recognized a gap in the business and transitioned the carport frame into a 10’x10′ portable canopy called a “Quick & Easy.” (more…)

Celebrating 65 Years of Success2017-03-17T18:24:10+00:00
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