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The World’s Most Rugged Tents: Meet Eureka’s Tactical Military Soft Shelters

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Sep 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Good shelter is hard to come by on the front lines. Between rain, snow, wind, and the sun, conditions in the field can be daunting.

Eureka! Tent company has been finding solutions to support operations in the field since the second world war. Since then, Eureka has manufactured all-purpose and specialty tents for the armed forces, including mobile hospital tents, barracks, mess halls, and more. They’ve become a key supplier for the military by introducing new technology to minimize pack weight and improve resilience under the harshest conditions.

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American Manufacturing: Why it Matters

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Sep 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As the world’s second-largest manufacturer, the United States has historically benefited from a robust manufacturing market, boasting plentiful manufacturing jobs and competitive power in the global economy.

However, high tariffs and expensive labor pose significant challenges, and this August, U.S. manufacturing shrank for the first time in about ten years, sparking concerns about the sector’s future. Are there still benefits to domestic manufacturing?

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How to Tell Whether a Military Fabric is Durable Enough to Withstand Harsh Environmental Elements

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Jun 10, 2019 12:10:00 PM

There are multiple military fabric durability concerns one must keep in mind when selecting the right fabric, and fabric supplier, when purchasing for military needs. Many military fabrics on the market look good enough to the naked eye, but just looking good doesn't mean the fabrics will be long-lasting, high-quality products built to withstand the wear and tear of daily use.

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Camouflage Over the Years: How Military Fabrics Have Changed

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Apr 15, 2019 3:57:00 PM

When it comes to camouflage, most of the attention is focused on the design elements, or how the look of the uniform helps soldiers blend into different environments. The fabric used in camouflage uniform production is also worth considering.  Combat uniforms, in particular, have specific functional needs to match the activities of soldiers as well as the environments in which they are operating.

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Benefits of Using Knitted Polyester Scrims for Military Fabrics

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Jan 7, 2019 12:11:00 PM

The United States Armed Forces span the globe, protecting our country’s citizens on the ground, in the air, and on the water. The men and women of the US military need the best equipment and protection; the uniforms they wear must go beyond good looks, they must be made out of the highest quality materials.

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A Guide to Understanding Modern Advances in Military Fabrics and Which Ones Truly Matter

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Dec 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM

The type of performance fabrics used for military applications can have a profound effect on day-to-day operations. Advancements in the quality and durability of textiles make for longer-lasting and more-reliable products. It is helpful to understand what are the most important of these innovations when making purchasing decisions.

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How to Attract Customers Seeking a Large Wedding Tent

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Mar 12, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Large-size wedding tents are a centerpiece feature at some of life’s biggest events.

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Simplifing Party Tent Maintenance

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Mar 7, 2018 8:27:57 PM

Party tents are big, bulky, and at times can be hard to maintain. Setting up, breaking down, packing away, and trucking around party tents from event to event can take a toll on these large structures. So, how can you take care of your investments and keep them looking great, while making it easier on your hard working team?

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Do's and Dont's: How to Clean Large Commercial Tents

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Feb 23, 2018 1:58:54 PM

It’s very important for rental company owners to understand the proper way to maintain and clean the vinyl material that their tents are manufactured from. Commercial tents which are regularly cleaned and maintained with the proper techniques don’t just look better, they remain in good condition for longer, giving you a better return on investment. Dirt accumulation on the tent surface leads to mold and mildew growth, shortening the lifespan of the material.

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3 Ways Herculite Tent Fabrics Make Party Tent Cleaning Easier

Posted by Jeff Sparks on Feb 14, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Rental tents are exposed to everything from dust and dirt to grease and paint stains on a consistent basis. The most successful tent rental companies provide clients with high-quality tents that always look great, but in order to keep your stock looking great you’ll need to maintain a regular cleaning schedule, washing the tent fabric after each use. Unfortunately, many low-quality tent materials can’t withstand constant cleaning.

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