Tent OX ™ Replaces Man and Machine on a Challenging Jobsite
How customers use Tent OX
“For years, we were looking for any possible method to cut labor. We even resorted to renting equipment like skid steers. Clients objected to our running those machines on their property because of the damage"
L & A Tents was founded by Brian Richardson in 1986 and is headquartered in Hamilton, NJ. The business serves the Mid-Atlantic region, but it has taken on jobs as far away as Michigan and Florida.
L & A’s off-season team of 17 employees nearly doubles during its busy season.
Crews work with pole tents ranging from 10’ x 10’ to 100’ x 300’ and frame and clearspan structures ranging up to 60 feet wide.
Like many tent and event companies, L & A’s biggest challenge is finding enough qualified and reliable staff members to send out on jobs.
Since available labor rarely meets demand during the busy season, Richardson augments his crew with machinery that reduces labor needs.
“For years, we were looking for any possible method to cut labor,” explains Richardson. “We even resorted to renting equipment like skid steers. But clients objected to running those machines because of the damage they often caused.”
Tent OX was brought in because it excels where man and other machines fall short. An example of this played out on a horse racing track in the Poconos.
L & A had an annual contract to install a 100’ x 260’ tent on the track’s hard-packed surface, and it was nearly impossible to drive or pull stakes. It rented a huge wrecker to pull some stakes, but even that machine struggled with the job.
With Tent OX, the same 10-person crew easily pulled the stakes and finished the job three hours earlier, no wrecker rental required.