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The new
MUSTHAVES
ALL
THE DANCING, CELEBRATING AND TOASTING AT
PREVIOUSLY POSTPONED WEDDINGS MEANS RECORD
DEMAND FOR FLOORING AND STAGING IN 2022.
by Pamela Mills-Senn
W
A TF2100 Engineered Tent Floor
provided the foundation for this
beautiful wedding reception,
held under a Shelter Structures
America tent. Photo courtesy of
Rob Cruikshank, 24/7 Events
eddings began returning in 2021, picking
up steam as the year wore on. But now
they're really making a comeback,
foretelling a wedding season that could
extricate the tent and event rental
industry more fully from the doldrums of the past two years.
" The tent companies are telling me
they're booked solid for the summer, "
says Mark Cerasi, owner and president
of Dura-Trac™ Flooring Ltd. " The
weddings are going crazy. Companies
are getting all the new weddings and
all the delayed COVID-weddings. "
Located in Kearneysville, W.Va.,
Dura-Trac provides HDPE modular
plastic sublooring to the tent and
event, disaster relief, military and
stadium markets, although tent/
event comprises about 80 percent of
the business. During COVID, Cerasi
says the majority of his product was
directed to the military or for COVIDrelated
uses, but he's once again
seeing big demand coming from tent
rental companies for weddings.
And more of them are happening
outdoors, says Krystle Agler,
marketing manager for Bil-Jax®
Inc.,
an Archbold, Ohio, manufacturer of
event staging, tent looring, scaffolding
and construction site accessories that
primarily serves the rental industry,
including the event and party division.
Tented outdoor weddings allow
people to exercise control over all
the details, creating an event more
closely matching their vision, she says.
Additionally, the COVID restrictions
on indoor gatherings still in place in
many areas make inside events less
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