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Ace Party & Tent Rental contended with
Times Square crowds in New York City
during this installation for the movie
premier of the Warner Bros. film, Pokémon
Detective Pikachu. The crew worked
overnight to set up a customized 30-by155-foot Navi-Trac® tent, which took up an
entire city block. The 12-person crew also
installed four smaller production tents.

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"He and his crew worked simultaneously with our crew using Eagle shrinkwrap material glued to our rafters and
heat shrunk the material to provide a
tight connect," she explains.
Additionally, the site was closely
monitored to ensure Occupational
Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) compliance. Key Manufacturing
employees had to be cleared to work on
the site in advance, undergoing thorough
background checks, drug testing and
mandatory attendance at safety classes.
And then the pandemic hit, adding the
complication of protective gear like masks
and gloves, along with social distancing.
Still, the install continued apace.
"We laid out a solid schedule and
made sure we had our most experienced
crew on-site," she says. "We put them up

in a hotel just two blocks from the jobsite
to make transport to and from easier, and
we had lunches catered into the site each
day so the crew didn't waste any time
during lunch breaks."
By Feb. 28, the eight-person crew completed the install. Both the setup and the
removal were completed two days ahead
of schedule and under budget. Budgetwise, it has been by far the company's
largest-and most complicated-single
project, says Chisholm.
How does Key Manufacturing manage
tough installs? "You need to put your
Despite having to install overnight and in
the pouring rain, Ace Party & Tent Rental's
structure was ready to welcome movie
premier attendees, vendors and press
by 9 a.m. the following morning.
Photos courtesy of Ace Party & Tent Rental.

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