Tent Systems vs. Tents – Knowing the Difference Will Put Money in Your Pocket

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We call our Maximizer Frame Tents a “System,” but what does that really mean, and why is it important to someone in the tent rental business?   What is a Tent System? A dictionary defines the word ‘system’ as “a group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements forming a unitary whole.” A tent system then is more than just a collection of parts that can be assembled to make a particular tent. It is a group of components that are designed and manufactured to a common … [Read more...]

Cool Custom Tent Installation – The MAI Pavilion

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The Rainier Tent Team recently completed its installation of the MAI Pavilion at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada. Seven Very Unique Interlocking Seven-sided Fabric Structures The project included the design and production of seven very unique interlocking seven-sided fabric structures, with a connecting courtyard in the center. These structures included steel and aluminum structural elements, SIPS and plywood panels in the floors, a specially treated exterior fabric, an insulting … [Read more...]

SEC Group / Rainier Merger – Six Month Review

We are often asked by our customers how the transition has been going - and what has changed at SEC as a result. Spencer Etzel, founder of the SEC Group, shares some of his thoughts below about the new team, the Maximizer Tent System, and the future of the company. Priority #1 - Provide the Same Great Service, Technical Expertise & Responsiveness “Our highest priority through this transition was making sure that our customers knew we were going to provide the same great service, … [Read more...]

LED Lighting: Is it Right for the Special Events Industry?

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For many in the tenting and special events industry, LED Lighting is fairly new, a bit of a mystery, and something “we may need to look at for our inventory in the future.” Advantages of LED Lighting The primary advantages of LED’s result from a huge reduction in energy use and much lower heat output when compared to standard incandescent bulbs. They also have the ability to offer color as well as programmable lighting options. A Very Brief History What many do not know is that the … [Read more...]

Rainier Industries Acquires The SEC Group to Expand Product and Service Offerings in the Event Marketplace

Combining The SEC Group’s technical & engineering expertise with Rainier’s state of the art manufacturing capabilities provides customers with more options and faster service. To satisfy increasing demand for their tent products in the event rental business, Rainier Industries has completed the acquisition of The SEC Group in Wilsonville, Oregon. “This is a great marriage of two of the tent industry’s leading players,” commented Rainier president, Scott Campbell. “Spencer and I have … [Read more...]