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Wodetzki Awards
TENT
CONFERENCE
Wednesday, January 10, featured the
annual Wodetzki Luncheon, where
Michael Tharpe, a retired 45-year veteran
of the equipment and party rental industry,
and Kathy Schaefer, IFM, who is the
CEO of Glawe Tent & Awning and a former
IFAI Chair, were honored with the Bruce
W. Wodetzki Award, which is the tent rental
industry's most prestigious honor. The
award is named for the founding member
and first Chairman of TRD and recognizes
professionals who continue his legacy
of impacting the growth, direction and
success of the tent rental industry.
" It was a great honor to receive this
This year's Wodetzki Award winners Kathy
Schaefer and Michael Tharpe, standing
with previous winners (from left) Jerry
O'Connell, Harry Oppenheimer, Jim Reyen
Jr., George Smith and William Pretsch.
award, " says Tharpe. " It humbled me in
many ways as I had the pleasure to work
with many of those that had received this
award in the development of the staking
study, ballasting studies and training for
ATA Announces Foundations of Safe Tenting course
TENT
CONFERENCE
A
dvanced Textiles Association (ATA)
is launching the " Foundations of
Safe Tenting " course, a groundbreaking
educational initiative developed in
collaboration with the American Rental
Association (ARA) and the Manufacturers
and Tent Renters Association (MATRA).
Designed specifically for tenting professionals,
this comprehensive course provides
essential knowledge and skills to ensure
the safe and efficient installation and
dismantling of tents. With an emphasis on
industry terminology, best practices and
safety protocols, this program will ensure
participants are well-prepared to navigate
the challenges of tent installations.
Key Learning Objectives:
* Define common terminology
in the tent rental industry.
* Outline key differences between
pole-supported and framesupported
tents.
* Recognize common hazards of
tenting and how to mitigate them.
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* List the preparatory steps
for a tent installation.
* Identify how correct anchoring
creates strong tents.
* Recognize the two main methods of
anchoring tents and how they differ.
* Outline the general process
for safely striking a tent
and leaving a site.
* Explain why it is important to safely
and correctly transport, clean,
and dry tents after an event.
The course is designed to be completed
in approximately two hours. Upon
completion, learners will be required
to pass a 35-question exam with a score
of 80% or higher to receive a certificate
of completion.
For more information and to enroll,
please visit tent.textiles.org/the-foundations-of-safe-tenting.
the
tent installer that has played a major
factor in the industry today. ... My hope
is that the tools that were developed,
with great people, will continue to be the
standard for safety and guidance to assure
safe tent installations for the future. "
" When I was told I would receive the
Wodetzki award at the 2024 Tent Expo, I
felt so privileged to be joining this highly
esteemed group of venerated tent professionals, "
says Schaefer. " I started my
IFAI and tent career in the early 80s and
I was so in awe of people like Harry Oppenheimer
and Jerry O'Connell. Joining
the steering committee and later becoming
chairman allowed me the opportunity
to start giving back. I have worked with
the brightest and the best people in this
industry and I am excited to join the ranks
of Wodetzki award winners. "
http://tent.textiles.org/the-founda

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