Our crew leader Don Freiwald joins us as a guest blogger, filling us in on what happens behind the scenes during the cold winter months at EventQuip:
When the days are short and the nights are long and the sun is low on the horizon, the EventQuip warehouse team is in full inventory and maintenance mode. Everyone is working hard to make sure all of our equipment, vinyl and parts are all in top shape for the upcoming spring season. Our shop is rumbling with the sound of sanders as our crew refinishes the wooden center poles for our popular sailcloth tents. The poles are handcrafted here in our warehouse and are carefully maintained by sanding, staining and sealing them in preparation for their use in supporting the sailcloth that is favored by so many of our clients.
In our fabrication department, Keith keeps our commercial sewing machine buzzing away, carefully crafting custom made vinyl tent applications and maintaining our high standards by making sure all of the vinyl tent tops and sidewall are kept in excellent shape.
Elsewhere in the warehouse, there is a team counting, cleaning, repairing and painting the structural equipment that is used in building all of our tents. Here Kevin and Jermaine are color coding and sorting the fittings that we use in building frame tents.
In the meantime we also have a crew working on maintaining our electrical equipment including exit signs and tent fans.
Down in the wash pit, our vinyl department is extremely busy, washing between 6,000 and 13,000 square feet of vinyl tenting a day. Our standards for clean and fresh vinyl are very high, and our founder Ed Knight wouldn’t have it any other way.
Our warehouse manger Eric keeps an eye on the productivity of the crews, ensuring that each task is performed properly and safely. Here Eric takes inventory of the beams that are used in building our temporary structure tents.
Maintaining, painting, and cleaning our equipment is part of our process that enables us to produce our award-winning tents and installations. Our crews work year round to ensure that our equipment is always ready for our clients’ special events. As the spring season approaches, we will be prepared to deliver and install the quality tenting, flooring, power and climate control that our clients come to expect from EventQuip.