During the 2 weeks leading up to the 4th of July, many rental companies shift from weddings and college graduations to service the annual fireworks tent business. This blog is specifically about fireworks sales, frame tents and ballasting safety. ballasting safety for frame tents used in fireworks displays
For the most part there are two big players who service this segment of the industry, TNT, and Phantom. They are multi-million dollar companies that not only sell fireworks, but they rent tents for their franchised vendors as well. This seasonal push generates thousands of tent rentals in a short period of time. The rental period for fireworks sales is 2-3 weeks long. For most parts of the US this mean’s the tents are up through the last third of the spring storm season.
Both Phantom and TNT have allied themselves with the big box chains. TNT with Walmart and Phantom with K-Mart. In most markets areas, the majority of the Walmart locations require ballasting. Although this creates more rental costs, the high volume of store traffic offsets this cost. The fireworks vendors look first at price, and service, with no need for shiny new tents.