Tent OX News

Pirate OX Takes to the Water

By jay / May 23, 2022 / Comments Off on Pirate OX Takes to the Water

Scott Woodruff, Tent OX founder and CEO, fondly remembers an early introduction to sailing on Seneca Lake in New York State’s Fingerlakes region. Later he became an avid sailboarder. But most of his time – until about a year ago – was spent on dry land. Sailing into Retirement A couple of years ago Scott…

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Strong Industry. Strong Companies. Strong as an OX

By jay / March 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Strong Industry. Strong Companies. Strong as an OX

We’ve been back on the road over the past 45 days, visiting with both our terrific customers and Tent OX prospective buyers. Stop after stop, we hear the same thing: demand for tent installs is very strong – higher than before the pandemic – and companies in our sector of the rental market are having…

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“Mission Accomplished” when Leverage One Events Acquires a Tent OX

By jay / March 9, 2022 / Comments Off on “Mission Accomplished” when Leverage One Events Acquires a Tent OX

Leverage One Events and Tent Rentals is a Dallas, Texas company that knows a thing or two about running successful events.  Company co-owner Wilmer Solorzano, who brings 25 years’ experience to his company, used a Tent OX as a major mechanization tool at a national tent and event company, and he loved how much labor…

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IFAI Tent Show Report – Daytona Beach

By jay / January 30, 2022 / Comments Off on IFAI Tent Show Report – Daytona Beach

A Speedy Start to 2022 It seemed ironic that in Florida, on Monday January 16, sunny weather in the high 50s and low 60s weather exactly matched the weather at November’s MATRA Tent Show in Connecticut! And the second day too! But by Wednesday Daytona moved ahead and swept into the lead by being sunny…

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2021: A Year in Overdrive

By jay / December 20, 2021 / Comments Off on 2021: A Year in Overdrive

The Tent OX team started the year with unknowns and hurdles to overcome, just as most of the world did. As we reflect on all that was accomplished and gained in 2021, we feel nothing but gratitude for the opportunities and relationships forged with every new milestone. Join us in a Year in Review of…

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MATRA 2021: Good To Be Back!

By jay / November 24, 2021 / Comments Off on MATRA 2021: Good To Be Back!

Nearly 30 tent show photos! Well, it’s been two years, but smiling crowds of attendees and vendors made MATRA look like a family reunion. Held this year at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, let the record show that every day was cloudless! We also enjoyed temperatures that rose one day to a high of nearly…

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Tent OX TM Expands Executive Management Team

By jay / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on Tent OX TM Expands Executive Management Team

Hires Andy Mattrick as General Manager, Appoints Scott Pickel National Sales Manager Tent OX LLC, a leading mechanization vendor serving the Tent and Event industry, has expanded its management team, appointing Andy Mattrick as General Manager. Industry veteran Scott Pickel, who has been with Tent OX for three years in general management and sales roles,…

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Long-Term Impact of Global Hiring Shortages on Small Business

By jay / October 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Long-Term Impact of Global Hiring Shortages on Small Business

And what you can do about it! As we reach the end of the season for most tent and event installations, now is the best time for businesses to turn their attention to the status of next year’s crew personnel needs and determine what gaps they will need to fill. The job market remains a…

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Importance of Buying Ahead in a Post-Pandemic Economy

By jay / October 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Importance of Buying Ahead in a Post-Pandemic Economy

In the last three weeks, you’ve probably heard about retailers deciding to start Christmas sales really early, meaning some time this month. Those retailers are not crying wolf. Rather, they’re about to come up short trying to stock their shelves for the December rush. To avoid buyer disappointment their best solution is to buy earlier.…

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