Midnight will be upon us before we know it, resolutions will be made, songs of Auld Lang Syne will be sung and shouts of joy for the end of one season and the beginning of a new will ring out across the world. For times long past, should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind…while this time of year is certainly about letting go of the past and welcoming new beginnings, sometimes it is important to be reminded of the past.
Today we received an unassuming card in the mail. The package was plain and the address simple – no fancy letters, glitter or scroll work. Upon opening the envelope, we see a card decorated with a child’s crayon drawing – certainly no graphic designer was employed to create such innocent and hopeful drawings.
“Happy Holidays from the children of St. Jude’s” – a simple greeting for a simple card. Opening the card we were left in awe as we read the inscription – Kinetix International Logistics made a donation to St. Jude on behalf of Creative Tent International.
What a way to close out the season of giving and the year and welcome new beginnings! We were reminded that in the past we have been active in giving back to our local communities (Weed, CA and Lake Havasu City, AZ and now Henderson/ Las Vegas, NV), domestically such as Hurricane Katrina and world-wide (in places such as Haiti for the horrific flooding and the Pakistan earthquake).
As part of the 2014 year and going forward we (Creative Tent) recognize the blessings we have been given and believe that not only as individuals, but as a company the importance and dedication to giving back and helping those in need.
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Keep everything clean and tight
Inspect all of the hardware, lines and fabric regularly to check for wear or damage
All loose ends should be rolled up and tightly secured (straps, guys, and panels)
All mechanical hardware should be inspected and serviced
Keep all abrasive and sharp objects away from the panels, this could be items stored in the tent or things outside the tent such as trees, and foliage. You don’t want high winds knocking down sharp branches that
can puncture the fabric.
If structures are in heavy snow landing zones then they should be heated during storms to prevent the accumulation of snow and if it does accumulate it should be removed immediately.
When storing your structure, make sure it is put away dry and stored in a dry place.
When possible, the less the frame and fabric are handled the better.
“Like a sailboat it is important to know the limits of your structure. You wouldn’t take your boat out in a hurricane and the same is true of a fabric structure. If weather is expected to exceed the engineering of the structure the best thing to do is to take it down. If not the whole structure then at least the fabric, the same way you would drop sails on a ship.”
Whispers of winter wonderlands, frosty temperatures, and jingling bells are all inklings of the impending holidays, but nothing says holidays like ice skating. First dates, first time skaters, and the first of family traditions happen at ice rinks, and at the Ashland Rotary Centennial Ice Rink it is a community affair.
Saturday November 23, 2013 was the grand opening of their new ice skating rink covered by a Fastrack (courtesy of Creative Tent) providing opportunity for families, children, friends, and dates alike to all enjoy the rink, even when the weather isn’t picture perfect. Hands were held, ice was skated, and memories were made.
Kicking off the grand opening and winter holiday season was an evening of hockey exhibitions, figure skating, ice sculpting, open skate and of course, Chilly the Snowman. The night was crowded with laughter, red noses, mittens and caps, hot chocolate, and Christmas music. It was picturesque and we have the photographs to prove it.
Metal fabrication is more than a job, it’s a work of art. It takes an artist’s eye and an innate passion for perfection and beauty. Anyone can be taught to light a torch and cut a piece of metal, or to join two pieces of metal together that creates a nearly indestructible and solid joint, but the beauty comes from precision, patience, and passion.
When it comes to fabric structures, metal fabrication is key to constructing a solid, structurally sound, and satisfying product for the customer. Constructing a quality beam and ensuring its effectiveness allows manufacturer’s with in-house fabricators to control quality and avoid delay’s that could derail a project from on-time completion.
While a number of aspects in the fabrication of metal work is done by machines, it still requires a human touch to craft a beautiful and ultimately functional and exceedingly flawless construction. Below is a list of specialties that often overlap in metal fabrication.
Blacksmithing: creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut.
Welders: a tradesman who specializes in welding materials together.
Boilermakers: a trained craftsman who produces steel fabrications from plates and sections. The name originated from craftsmen who would fabricate boilers, but they may work on projects as diverse as bridges to blast furnaces to the construction of mining equipment.
Millwrights: is a craftsman or tradesman engaged with the erection of machinery.
Iron workers: a tradesman (man or woman) who works in the iron working industry. Iron workers erect (or even dismantle) the structural steel framework of pre-engineered metal buildings, single and multi-story buildings, stadiums, arenas, hospitals, towers, wind turbines, and bridges. Iron workers assemble the structural framework in accordance with engineered drawings.
As with the craftsmanship that goes into constructing a quality and durable fabric, there is a craftsmanship to metal fabrication and we want to recognize their hard work and artistry. For more information about our in-house metal fabrication or workers or to get a quote on one of our products, please give us a call at +1-928-854-3700 or Toll Free at 888-484-8368 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashland, Oregon is getting a new cover for their ice rink. Creative Tent International was chosen to provide that cover. Check out the story below and if you are in the area head on over, take few pictures and share them on our Facebook page!