Tent OX™ Helps BC Tent and Awning Co. Get to Next Level for a Fraction of the Cost
How customers use Tent OX
“We were ready to grow to the next level, but not ready to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in machines, fleet and licenses to get there. Then we heard about the Tent OX.”
Bob CostaPresident and CEO
BC Tent and Awning Co., Inc. started back in 1980 with President and CEO Bob Costa operating out of his father’s garage with a single tent.
Since then Costa has grown his Avon, Massachusetts-based business into a premiere event rental company, managing more than a half million square feet of tents.
As the business grew, BC Tent and Awning Co., Inc. faced both labor and equipment challenges that threatened further expansion.
Two key issues: they needed a better way to move cement blocks from truck to tent and sought better mechanization to take on more jobs without hiring additional crew.
“We were ready to grow to the next level, but not ready to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in machines, fleet and licenses to get there.
“We needed a light, compact machine that was versatile and didn’t require a special license to operate.”
In 2015, BC Tent took delivery of a Tent OX System. Immediately, the company saw major labor benefits. Tent OX was mechanizing the most physically demanding tasks, and the crew was both fresher and more productive. BC Tents was able to reduce install times by about 25%!
“In addition to improving our labor,” says owner Bob Costa, “Tent OX has made a difference in nearly every aspect of our day-to-day operations, streamlining everything, from how we store and move our inventory to the type of fleet we use.”