Ten ways to get killed or injured on the job

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Safety starts a long time before you show up on the job site. Safety begins before the job is even sold. There are steps along the way that can make a difference between you and having a long and satisfying career or you ending up injured, crippled for life, or dead. Before you get to the job site: 1) Bad Planning: a. Inadequate site survey: This happens when hazards go unrecognized or unreported. b. Not assigning enough... Time, Personnel, or Resources to do the job. Forcing crews to … [Read more...]

Introducing the Maximizer Earth Anchor


  Maximizer Earth Anchor The Maximizer Earth Anchor is the revolutionary new ‘anchoring’ product developed specifically for the ‘holding’ requirements of tents and temporary or semi-permanent structures in the Rental Industry. This ‘game-changing’ product boast significant benefits over conventional staking methods… • Holding Power – Superior holding power to conventional stakes • Lightweight – The aluminum advantage: Shipping cost, on-site handling • Durability – Cast aluminum … [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...]