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While tents will always be at our core, we’re continuing to expand our product offerings in order to be a better single source event producer. At TentCraft, we take great pride in offering much more than pop-up tents. In recent years, we’ve expanded our core offerings to include frame tents, inflatables, truss structures, and event signage to name a few. This year, the engineering and fabrication teams have been heads down working with your requests and feedback in mind. And because we are uniquely positioned as our own manufacturer, your requests become reality in no time at all! We’ll be reporting back soon once these products are officially available, but for now please enjoy this sneak peek at some of our favorites. Let us know if you can see yourself in anything above! Looking for something else that you don’t see here? Please feel free to share your feedback with us and we’ll get it added to the queue! We’re always open to new ideas. Contact us here or give a ring at 1-800-950-4553.

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What In-house Manufacturing Means For You

Andrew Straley /// 04/17/2019

A core strength of TentCraft is our in-house engineering team. Housing this firepower within our walls allows for greater product quality control, faster turnaround times and a focus on continuous improvement for you, our valued customer. This makes the USA-made MONARCHTENT the most customizable tent system on the planet. We’re always pushing for more ways to make this heavy-duty pop-up tent completely customized to your specifications by offering more and better additions than anyone else. Introducing three new ways to customize the MONARCHTENT: ● Each frame can be laser-etched for added branding and extra flair. ● Each frame can be built to fit (3) different head height clearances. 6’8”, 7’1” and 8’2”. It’s as simple as just letting us know what head clearance you’d prefer. ● Upgrade to a matte black anodized aluminum frame to give your tent a unique and dominating appearance. With these new customization options, the ability to customize your MONARCHTENT System is easier than ever. Learn more about the MONARCHTENT System here or give us a call at 1-800-950-4553 to start your quote and let us know how you’d like your MONARCHTENT to look for your next event.

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Expanding Our Inflatable Product Catalog

Andrew Straley /// 04/17/2019

We’ve spent a good portion of 2018 asking for feedback from our current and prospective customers to better understand what matters most to them as well as which additions they’d like to see to the TentCraft product catalog. We consistently heard that product quality, durability and ease of use drive their decision-making process. We understand and hear you loud and clear In response, we’re very excited to continue the expansion of our inflatable event product lines. All TentCraft inflatables are engineered to withstand your busy event schedule like a pro. Add custom branding for top-notch exposure. These lightweight and portable solutions are easy and reliable enough for any of your upcoming events! Signus Inflatable Tent – An entirely new dimension for an eye-catching branded event space. The Signus is one of the most unique and dramatic event tents ever produced. This tent demands attention and is sure to make a memorable impression at your next event. Learn More! Inflatable Arch Gates – Festivals, races, product demos and more require clear signage. There is no easier way to direct traffic to an entrance or start line than these inflatable arch gates. Available in three sizes and of course completely customizable for your brand or event. Learn More! Inflatable Leg Wraps – When traditional tent design and accessories aren’t quite enough, these leg wraps are the perfect final touch. Each leg wrap hides the aluminum supporting legs and delivers additional space for custom print. These are now available for any and all of our pop-up tent models. Learn More! Contact your sales rep or begin your quote request here to learn more!

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Oh… the telephone... The modern marvel that seems to become more and more obsolete by the day for many of us. Answer a call from an unknown number? Are you crazy?! Straight to voicemail for you. With text, email and social media platforms evolving by the day, it's not surprising that there is a considerable segment of our population that would be fine to see it go the way of the Dodo all together. As you might imagine, this mindset can create quite a barrier for sales teams that need to make a connection! We're certainly not anti-technology as we're happy to communicate via live chat, text message or email, but for clear and efficient communication of custom project needs, nothing beats the old reliable telephone. Simply put, a quick phone call always delivers the shortest path to understanding your project needs to our team, allowing us to provide you with the best possible solution. This brief but essential connection enables our team to fully understand your unique project needs, share past client experiences, suggest solutions that you may not have considered and ultimately produce and deliver precisely what you are looking for. We're also pretty personable, and we love humanizing the experience a bit. Give us a call sometime. We'd love to chat about your daughter's tee ball game or your next outdoor marketing event!

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Why Quality Matters

Andrew Straley /// 01/10/2019

Commitment to product and service quality has been a cornerstone at TentCraft from the very beginning. Coupled with our production speed and product customization, the peace of mind you receive from a quality TentCraft product year after year comes from our desire to provide you with a product that proudly and properly represents your brand – something that cheaply made imported products struggle to do. The return you'll receive on investing in quality will absolutely outweigh any short-term cost savings. We firmly believe in the old saying "the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten." Our mission is to deliver this peace of mind every time your team hits the field. Even after what seems like the 100th event, when everyone is tired, and the event is nearing an end, the TentCraft logo should be a reminder that you've chosen a quality product that will not let you down. "Blown away with the quality of the tent. Wow, the materials and workmanship are top notch. Best decision I have ever made with investing in myself. This tent should last me a lifetime."- Elite Surf and Sports TentCraft has re-shored our entire tent operation, bringing all manufacturing and production back to America in order to better control the product lifecycle and react faster to your wants and needs. We're committed to continuous improvement of anything that makes it better for you, our customer. "Big kudos to the production team for the amazing quality and attention to detail you guys continue to pour into our product."- Green Mountain Athletic Association Thank you for your lofty expectations as they continue to fuel our commitment to quality and doing all that we can to exceed them. To learn more about our commitment to quality see here. And don't forget to check out both the MONARCHTENT and mighyTENT, TentCraft products that are entirely engineered right here in the USA.

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa

Andrew Straley /// 11/02/2018

From Sales to Project Management. From Art to Print. Then off to our color, cutting and sewing savants. And don't forget our metal fabricators. The voyage inside TentCraft for every tailored tent goes a lonnnnnnng way! The journey each of our custom products take captures the true American craftsmanship spirit, never loses sight of quality and in a blink of an eye leaves our shipping deck and arrives ready to rock at your event. Watch our president Matt Bulloch bellow as he follows the life of a typical pop-up tent project from start to finish in our Michigan facility.

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Quality. A single word and empty promise for some, but to TentCraft it defines the very air we breathe. In 2017, we set the lofty goal to bring all manufacturing of of our pop-up tent models in-house. We even source all of the materials from other American facilities. Why? Because American craftsmanship, ingenuity and quality simply can't be replicated in overseas facilities. Check out a few highlights of the reasons we moved from the overseas produced MasterTent to US made MONARCHTENT in 2018. We did a soft launch of the new MONARCHTENT System product line in June 2018. As of today, we ship 100% American made MONARCHTENT's as our premium tent line. If you haven't been able to see this tent in action, familiarize yourself here. The MONARCHTENT will have your brand looking its absolute best in the field. Entirely designed, fabricated and engineered in the USA — the MONARCHTENT System differentiates itself from ALL other options by using the most durable/vibrant print methods, the highest quality fabrics, the thickest anodized-aluminum frame and the most robust warranty in the industry. See why the MONARCHTENT has taken its rightful spot on the throne as the king of pop-up tents. If you're ready to say goodbye to unreliable and cheap overseas alternatives, start your quote here and allow us to make the pain and frustration of shoddy tents a thing of the past for your brand! Want to learn more? Check out the details here.

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A New Addition to Our Inflatable Tent Category

Andrew Straley /// 11/02/2018

At times a traditional pop-up frame tent isn't the ideal event solution. Perhaps space is limited, or the weight of a frame makes logistics difficult and expensive. Or maybe you just want something different, dammit. Well, TentCraft has a solution for those scenarios and more with our inflatable tent lines. In late 2018 we introduced a new light-weight inflatable tent called the Nitrox AIRFRAME. This tent abandons metal ridged frames while maintaining the agility necessary for rapid deployment by a single person. The Nitrox AIRFRAME made a big splash at the 2018 NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) conference and piqued the interest of athletic departments across the nation with its head-turning design. Spend a little time learning more about this unique tent here or start your quote and have one of our experienced event professionals assist you.

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MONARCHTENT beats grizzly bear into submission.

Joey DiFranco /// 08/22/2017

So no, we didn't actually subject a real bear to the risky endeavor of fighting a MONARCHTENT but we did write that headline to prove a point. If you're looking for a tough tent, they don't come any tougher than the MONARCHTENT. Besides the fact you can literally hang from the scissor pieces of the canopy, the MONARCHTENT has plenty of tricks up its sleeve: HEAVY DUTY FRAME: The MONARCHTENT frame is 2 inches in diameter and made of anodized aluminum—the second hardest substance known to man. The octagonal profile of tent leg results in greater balance and durability. If it's good enough for freakin' jetliners, you know you're covered…(see what we did there?) SAFE FINGERS AND PROTECTED TENT LEGS: Nothing brings out your inner-Hulk faster than a pinched finger. Ouch! Thankfully, with the help of our little red button release, your fingers will be pinch-free and painless. The telescopic legs are plastic-protected, creating less friction and a scratch-free surface. With TentCraft, your brand is represented the way it should be - polished and professional. LIFETIME WARRANTY: With our lifetime warranty, we protect you against defects in material or workmanship. If your tent canopy ever fails due to a manufacturer's error, we'll repair or replace it - free of charge. THE FACTS: Bottom-line is the MONARCHTENT is the toughest pop-up tent system on the planet and we'd place bets on that grizzly only lasting one round before a TTKO (Total Tent Knock Out).

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