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business | TRD covered conversations
RIGHT: Nick Deninno of B&R Innovations
speaking to Tent Expo attendees about
safe ballasting, including utilizing TRD's
ballasting tools.
BELOW: Tent Expo attendees networking
and engaging in some friendly competition
at the closing party of the show-Party
on the Pad.
Why I attend Tent Expo
Insights from the Tent Rental Division
By Joshua Kohn
The Tent Rental Division (TRD)
represents companies in the
commercial tent marketplace.
It promotes safety for the tent
installer and the public in tented
events, assembles products
and services listings, and
represents members in code
committees. The Tent Rental
Division provides a network to
exchange information, solve
common problems and develop
mutually beneficial relationships.
Tent.Textiles.org
n 2014, my wife, Amy Kohn, and I
started SOHO Events and Rentals in
our garage, renting tables and chairs,
with no experience in tenting. As SOHO
grew, we began adding tents and trying
to learn as much about safety, installation
and training techniques as possible.
In late 2018, Joe Langehaug with
Losberger De Boer suggested that we
should attend the 2019 Tent Expo at
Shingle Creek. I registered and was soon
on my way to Orlando, Fla.
When I first arrived at Tent Expo, I
saw several tents installed-a green garden
tent, a tent with glass walls with an
outdoor covered porch, an awesome
sailcloth tent. I remember being eager
to discover new products and attend
the education seminars, hoping to
bring back valuable, usable information
to our team and clients. I was not disappointed.
During the education seminars
I attended a job costing class by
Alex Renaud with Fiesta Tents and later
42 intents oct-nov 2023
I
learned about ballasting tents safely
with Nick Deninno of B&R Innovations.
I learned so much about tenting
during the Expo and had so much
fun at the Welcome Reception, Party
on the Pad and vendor tents. But the
biggest thing that I discovered was
the tent community itself and the
networking aspect of this industry. I
was fortunate to connect with Michael
Holland of Chattanooga Tent, who
introduced me to countless people
during the Expo. That's when I really
began to understand the closeness and
connectedness of this industry.
On the drive home I contemplated
all that I had learned and been given
by so many complete strangers. So
much valuable information is shared
at Tent Expo, but what I was most
impressed by was the incredible sense
of community that exists in the tent
industry, and the selfless nature of its
members who volunteer to give back
http://Tent.Textiles.org

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