The Tent Rental Division (TRD) of Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is showing support for frontline medical workers that are serving during the COVID-19 pandemic by promoting the tent rental industry’s nationwide “CARES” day. “CARES” day, happening Aug. 29, 2020, was created by the USTSA (United States Tent and Structure Alliance). USTSA is a group of tent and clearspan fabric structure manufacturers that have aligned to help promote the safe use of tents and other temporary structures. USTSA was formed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
TRD is encouraging its members to host a “CARES” day event on Aug. 29, 2020 (with the proper social distancing rules followed). Event ideas include partnering with a local restaurant to provide a designated tent area for healthcare workers to pick up food, “open house” at your facility—showing how the tents are made, partner with a local venue for a happy hour under a tent—you supply the tent, they do the drinks, BBQ at your facility under a tent, coupon for medical workers to redeem for tent rental at a later day and more!
In addition to the significance of the appreciation event for the healthcare workers, there is added significance of the event itself.
“Outdoor events are important to the tent rental industry and creating awareness that these events can be held safely is vital in fostering the image that it is safe to gather even with the restrictions created by COVID-19. Our industry and USTSA are supportive of this concept along with our trade associations in making this a successful event,” states TRD chairman Michael Tharpe.
TRD is supporting “CARES” day in partnership with other tent rental industry associations including the American Rental Association (ARA) and the Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association (MATRA).
Join the alliance and support the industry by hosting your own “CARES” day event!
About the Tent Rental Division
The Tent Rental Division (TRD) represents companies in the commercial tent marketplace. The Division promotes safety for the tent installer and the public in tented events, assembles products and services listings, and represents members in code committees. TRD offers sponsored scholarships to strengthen the future of the industry. TRD provides a network to exchange information, solve common problems and develop mutually beneficial relationships. TRD is in charge of Tent Expo and Tent Conference.
About Industrial Fabrics Association International
Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is a member-owned, member-driven trade association representing the global industrial fabrics industry since 1912. IFAI invests more than $8 million each year to advance the industry and support member companies. IFAI provides members with relevant information, sourcing solutions and networking opportunities to sustain and grow their business. For more information visit IFAI.com.