InTents August/September 2023 - 34

tie downs is another. Many used
ropes to secure their tents and we
used chain. The ratchet took a lot of
guesswork away. And lastly, flooring
systems made specifically for tents.
This has allowed us to tent almost
anywhere someone wants a tent. "
Brian A. Richardson
L & A Tent Rentals Inc.
43 years in the industry
Hamilton, N.J.
Brian Richardson: " The
mechanization of our industry.
The use of articulated equipment
such as Tent OX has made a huge
difference. Installing RFID tags that
work with our software allows us to
track our inventory and make sure
we are getting proper utilization
of our equipment. Vehicle tracking
allows us to track delivery times. "
Heinz Röder
HR-Structures GmbH
64 years in the industry
Grebenhain, Germany
Kathy Schaefer, IFM: " J.D. from
Anchor taught me many things
and was the only person that
acknowledged me back in the day.
It was unheard of for a woman to be
in the business and understand how
to install tents (and could swing a
16-pound sledgehammer overhand).
It wasn't until Jan Schieffer got
involved as division leader that I was
nominated to the steering committee.
It really was a big deal back then
to have a woman on the board ...
Now there are so many women at
the shows, I am happy to say. Carol
Cundey, Jan and I were the only ones. "
What challenges do you see facing
the industry in the next few years?
Jane Frost: " Mainly the permit
system that is good for our industry
and also a hinderance. So many new
rules and regulations. I could say the
weather, but that goes with the job. "
Brian Kordek: " Supply chain
unreliability; more stringent permitting
and code compliance requirements;
and the ongoing staffing shortages and
underqualified applicants. We are faced
with a real dilemma as our experienced
leads, who are used to the hard work,
begin to pull back from fieldwork for
various reasons. Not the least of which
is that 'the grind' of daily hard work has
caught up to them. Younger, capable
people interested in taking their place
are increasingly hard to find. Many
younger workers are seeking easier jobs
that pay more or offer a better work/
life balance. As a result, companies are
lowering expectations of their workforce
to have bodies to fill positions and the
ripple effect continues to widen. "
Heinz Röder: " The main focus has
to be the creation of nice designs and
progress in architecture. To use carbon
fiber or something like that which would
make the frames even more light than
aluminum. The weight is very important
for setting up, taking down, loading
and so on. To have a very light material
would be a huge advantage, but at the
moment, costs are too high. The other
important point is what does it look like.
The demands for quality get higher and
higher. When you have high-level events
like car races or golf tournaments, people
want to have something extra that looks
nicer than other structures, so we must
find ways to meet this demand for higher
quality and nicer-looking products. "
34 intents aug-sept 2023

InTents August/September 2023

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of InTents August/September 2023

InTents August/September 2023 - Cover1
InTents August/September 2023 - Cover2
InTents August/September 2023 - 1
InTents August/September 2023 - 2
InTents August/September 2023 - 3
InTents August/September 2023 - 4
InTents August/September 2023 - 5
InTents August/September 2023 - 6
InTents August/September 2023 - 7
InTents August/September 2023 - 8
InTents August/September 2023 - 9
InTents August/September 2023 - 10
InTents August/September 2023 - 11
InTents August/September 2023 - 12
InTents August/September 2023 - 13
InTents August/September 2023 - 14
InTents August/September 2023 - 15
InTents August/September 2023 - 16
InTents August/September 2023 - 17
InTents August/September 2023 - 18
InTents August/September 2023 - 19
InTents August/September 2023 - 20
InTents August/September 2023 - 21
InTents August/September 2023 - 22
InTents August/September 2023 - 23
InTents August/September 2023 - 24
InTents August/September 2023 - 25
InTents August/September 2023 - 26
InTents August/September 2023 - 27
InTents August/September 2023 - 28
InTents August/September 2023 - 29
InTents August/September 2023 - 30
InTents August/September 2023 - 31
InTents August/September 2023 - 32
InTents August/September 2023 - 33
InTents August/September 2023 - 34
InTents August/September 2023 - 35
InTents August/September 2023 - 36
InTents August/September 2023 - 37
InTents August/September 2023 - 38
InTents August/September 2023 - 39
InTents August/September 2023 - 40
InTents August/September 2023 - 41
InTents August/September 2023 - 42
InTents August/September 2023 - 43
InTents August/September 2023 - 44
InTents August/September 2023 - Cover3
InTents August/September 2023 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-february-march-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december-2023-january-2024
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-august-september-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-june-july-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-april-may-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/-intents-february-march-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-idea-book-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-december2022-january-2023
https://www.nxtbook.com/ata/intents/intents-october-november-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-december-2021-january-2022
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-october-november-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-august-september-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-june-july-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-april-may-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/intents-february-march-2021
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1020IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0820IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0620IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0420IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0220IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1019IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0819IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0619IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0419IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0219IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1218IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/1018IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0818IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0618IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0418IT
https://www.nxtbook.com/ifai/intents/0218IT
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com