Pulling Tent Tops – The Easy Way

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Fifteen years ago, we introduced the first slide-in frame tents tops to the US market. Since then this labor-saving innovation has been copied by nearly every other frame tent manufacturer in the US, and more importantly, has saved countless labor hours for party tent installers. Despite the now widespread use of slide-in tent tops, we still encounter clients who struggle to take full advantage of this type of tent technology. The following article describes some common pitfalls and tips to … [Read more...]

Custom Banquet Facility


After nearly 2 years of planning and permitting, a new banquet facility has been completed at the John F. Kennedy golf course in Napa, California. Rainier’s team, led by project designer Spencer Etzel and project manager Randy McCauley, completed the 40’ x 74’ fabric structure. The new facility was entirely custom built and designed. Tan Ferrari fabric with two sides in standard sidewall followed up with two sides of custom glass walls. The tent includes printed gable ends, two sets of … [Read more...]

Printed Tent Graphics

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Everyone loves to see their name in lights… So offer the opportunity to your customers. Adding graphics to your tent projects can set your company apart from your local competitors, and it doesn’t require a PhD to get it done. Corporate clients will likely have logo graphics already available, suitable for large format printing. You just need the right descriptive words to get the proper files for print production.  The best source for corporate logos and graphics are the clients advertising … [Read more...]



Rainier Industries helped provide a large branding presence for its customers at the recent CONEXPO-CON/AGG show in Las Vegas, NV.  Considered the largest construction industry convention and trade show in North America, an estimated 2,400 exhibitors were spread across three main indoor halls as well as six outdoor parking lots that in total covered an estimated 2.3 million net sq. ft.  An estimated crowd of 125,000, including contractors, dealers, distributors, service providers, engineers, … [Read more...]

Rainier Maximizer Tent System Now Has Ready-To-Ship Inventory in N.C.


Rainier Industries announced the opening of a new North Carolina manufacturing facility at the MATRA 2013 annual conference. The new facility is located in Statesville, and at 220,000 square feet on a 32 acre campus, provides a central location for shipping tents to dealers on the East Coast. Brian Rowinski, Vice President of Customer Service at Rainier stated “the decision to open the new facility was driven by our desire to increase the satisfaction level and service to tent rental … [Read more...]

Purchasing Rental Tents Using Section 179


2014 Tent Needs vs. Winter Cash Flow As the economy improves, many rental companies are anticipating new tent purchases for the 2014 season. The end of this year is a great time to look at making these purchases. Equipment financing and leasing qualifies as a purchase under the Section 179 tax code, and with changes to Section 179 possible in 2014, it might be financially advantageous for your business to purchase now rather than in the spring.  Payment plan programs available at this time … [Read more...]

New Location for Rainier Portland

The staff in the Portland office of Rainier Industries is moving into new space this week. Spencer, Barbara, Randy, Dan and Sheridan will still be based in Wilsonville, OR and remain focused on supporting Rainier’s tenting customers with superior tent designs and technical assistance.  Matt Holt will continue to service the east from his office in New Jersey. As part of this move, most Portland fulfillment and production activities will be consolidated into Rainier’s facility in Tukwila, … [Read more...]

Rainier Tents Exhibiting at MATRA Nov 4-6

  Come watch the experts install the Maximizer Tent System Monday November 4. Learn why the Maximizer Tent System is the most profitable, flexible frame to operate in the rental industry - directly from the original tent designer Spencer Etzel. 30’ wide becomes 40; 40’ wide becomes a 50’ wide.  Gable, hip, hex, stage, and transition ends.  Turn corners, add peaks, adapt for snow.  Interchangeable parts means less inventory, more configuration options. Engineered strength for … [Read more...]

New Tents Welcome Visitors At Washington State Fair


This year, Washington's state fair got a new name (the Washington State Fair, imagine that!) The new name requires a full re-branding effort, which is a costly project.  Read the full article on the Tacoma News Tribune site. While you're there, take a closer look at the new entrance -- can you spot the tents behind the sign?   Yes, you're looking at our handy work! The new tents at the fair create a welcoming entrance, allowing fair-goers to feel transported from outside … [Read more...]

The Right Stuff to Service the Party Tent Rental Industry


We Know Your Business The party tent rental industry is a fast-paced, ever-changing business full of both challenges and opportunities. Because of this, it is vital that rental companies partner with industry associates and manufacturers that can not only respond to your needs, but also proactively provide advice and information that can help you to profitably grow your business. An Experienced Tent Team The Rainier sales staff remains a long standing resource to the Tent Rental and Special … [Read more...]