Tent School, the event rental industry’s longest running tent installation and safety training program, is receiving an overhaul with a new on-the-road format for 2017. Hosted by TopTec Event Tents at their S.C. facility for more than 20 years, this will be the first time event organizers have offered the training program at an outside location.

The first Tent School On the Road session will be held at Rent-E-Quip in Colonial Heights, VA on March 7-8, 2017, in preparation for the 2017 event, wedding and festival season.

“It was time to shake things up,” said TopTec sales manager and lead Tent School instructor Bryan Bolt. “Our goal was to make Tent School more accessible to our customers across the United States. We’re planning at least two on-the-road sessions for 2017 and we may add more.”

Tent School was developed to ensure the safety of guests at any large-scale tented event including weddings, festivals, corporate meetings, and more. Event rental professionals from across America traditionally attend the series of classes to learn the latest event safety techniques and best practices for the tent rental industry.

According to Bolt, attendees will still receive the same level of instruction from the same industry experts as Tent School’s on-site training offered. Class size will remain limited to ensure attention to detail so that proper techniques are followed by all attendees.

Training includes:

• Frame and pole tent installation
• Emergency planning
• Advanced staking and anchoring techniques
• Best practices for tent installation

Bolt also noted that beginning in 2017, TopTec will offer customized Tent School programs for event rental companies needing exclusive training for in-house sales and operations teams.

“Sometimes our customers have a specific training need, whether it’s for a certain type of tent or even specific site challenges,” said Bolt. “With this new format we’re able to offer a customized version of Tent School that can address those type of issues at the customer’s home base at a time when they need it most.”

Complete information is available at www.tentschool.com

About TopTec Event Tents
TopTec Event Tents designs, manufactures and distributes frame tents, push-pole tents, large tension tents, custom design tents, fabric structures and tent accessories for the rental industry.