Tent Expo 2013 set

The TRD Education Task Force announces educational programming plans for Tent Expo 2013, Jan. 20–24 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, Fla., under the theme, “Industry Treasures Await with Safety.” All events will take place in the area of the outdoor tent displays.

Safety issues for the tent installer when working with clearspan structures will be addressed the first day. This will include best practices for site survey, project load-in and load-out, equipment options and the installation process.

The newly released Tent Ballasting Tool will be the focus for the second day, including how to calculate required weights, a demonstration of the four categories of weighting, how to determine the cost of ballasting, and an installation presentation. New products and services available for tent rental companies for tent ballasting will also be discussed.

The final day features James Waite, who will speak on the topic “Use Rental Contracts to Protect Your Business and Enhance Revenue.” Steve Arndt, TEECO, presents “Win the Business—Profitably,” a discussion of costing issues that have universal application for every tent rental operator.