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19
Oct

Grants for Outdoor Classrooms

COVID-19 has forced many schools to adopt safer in-person learning methods for students. Deployable outdoor classrooms are a popular option given their ability to support social distancing, maximize air circulation, and relocate or expand if needed. However, not all schools have the immediate funds to finance new facilities. This is where grants for outdoor classrooms come in. What Are Grants?

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21
Sep

Fabric Structures Create On-Site Storage Facilities for Small Businesses

Economic growth in the United States economy in the manufacturing sector will lead to a greater need for commercial storage facilities. As manufacturing production increases more goods will need a safe storing place. You may need a commercial warehouse for your business to store your goods while your outputs increase. You may consider using a fabric structure for your warehouse since they are often cheaper to build than traditional brick-and-mortar structures. WeatherPort Shelter Systems offers a huge variety of storage systems to meet your specific needs.

21
Sep

A BETTER CHOICE THAN SELF-STORAGE FOR YOUR STUFF

The self-storage industry is booming with almost 11 million households renting self-storage units in the United States in 2013. The cost of renting a unit isn’t always the most economical for households. A 10ft by 10ft unit costs $115 dollars on average a month, and on average people use units for two years. Without paying for any extra features like climate control, after the two years, you will spend around $2800. An alternative to renting storage space is to buy your own storage unit. WeatherPort Shelter Systems makes fabric structures you can use to store your belongings. They can have insulation, HVAC systems, and more optional features to best protect your things.

21
Sep

Guide to Building or Expanding Summer Camps

In the U.S., the business of summer camps is an $18 billion industry, providing memory-making experiences for over 14 million people every year. Summer camps provide participants a chance to make friends, develop skills, and discover new interests. It’s never too early to start thinking about the return of those warm summer days and begin planning and designing the construction,

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27
Aug

How Playground Shelters Increase Outdoor Time for School Children

As the leading supplier of engineered fabric structures, WeatherPort® Shelter Systems products are trusted by thousands of customers spanning the globe. In academic communities, WeatherPort’s playground shelters are now helping schools adapt to a more outdoor-driven educational environment. Their custom-designed, weather-proof structures stand alone, so you can easily place them anywhere to get school children closer to the outdoors. Benefits

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26
Aug

NINE COST-SAVING REASONS WHY COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES CHOOSE FABRIC BUILDINGS FOR THEIR ATHLETIC FACILITIES

One of the major expenses of college athletic programs are the university’s athletic facilities, indoor facilities can be especially costly. Universities have options to keep costs low when building indoor athletic facilities, including fabric athletic facilities. For example, Colorado Mesa University uses a fabric building for their indoor sports training facilities. More colleges and universities should consider using fabric buildings because they are less expensive than traditional construction, offer the same quality as traditional buildings, are portable, and adjustable. Fabric buildings also allow schools with smaller budgets to have quality indoor facilities which boost the morale of student athletes.

18
Aug

FALMOUTH’S COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO PROVIDE OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS FOR STUDENTS

The Falmouth Outdoor Learning Project has become a leader for alternative schooling solutions in New England. Located in Falmouth, Massachusetts, the Falmouth Outdoor Learning Committee, a subcommittee of the Rotary Club of Falmouth Cape Cod, formed as an effort between teachers, parents, and community members to provide students with outdoor learning opportunities to keep them engaged and safe throughout the

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22
Jul

Benefits of Using Mobile Field Stations to Manage Natural Resources

It’s no mystery that human activity and the production of material goods has an adverse impact on the natural world. Climate change and dwindling natural resources prove that it’s now more important than ever to provide the public with credible information on the environment’s health so that businesses and the general public can make vital changes. In order to offer

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15
Jul

How Water Parks Can Use Fabric Structures

Fun in the sun is a nice thought, until the sunburns and overheating set in. If you’re running a water park, there are a lot of precautions you need to always follow. Is the water treated properly? Are lifeguards up to date on certifications? Do the food vendors have a sanitary prep and service area?  Without proper planning, all the

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14
Jul

How to Plan an Outdoor Concert With Fabric Structures

When you’re thinking about how to plan an outdoor concert, there are a lot of things to go over. When going through your list, you’ll most likely be researching solutions for parking, ample bathrooms, and power supplies. And don’t forget about safe and sanitary kitchens for food vendors, and of course, a safe place for the main attraction — the

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9
Jun

The Street Vendor’s Guide to Choosing the Best Canopy

Whether you set up shop in a different market every weekend or have a standing position in a permanent location, canopies for street vendors are necessary to successfully conduct business.  There are many values in canopies for street vendors. Not only does it offer guests protection from the blistering sun and rain, but also protects your products.  Having a sectioned-off

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8
Apr

Guide to Procuring Equipment for Your Party Rental Business

  Procuring party equipment for your event rental business might seem straightforward. But before you start adding those folding tables, party tents, or stage covers to your shopping cart, there are a few simple strategic steps you should take. Taking these steps before procuring your party equipment will make all the difference in your short-term and long-term success. They’re the

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8
Apr

WeatherPort Helps Kilted Mermaid Expand Their Covered Outdoor Seating During COVID-19

When Kilted Mermaid needed to expand their covered outdoor seating during the pandemic, they turned to an outdoor dining structure from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems. Kilted Mermaid Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar in Vero Beach, Florida. After almost a decade in business, Kilted Mermaid has become known for its funky vibe, fun events, and live original

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8
Apr

How Production Companies Use WeatherPort Fabric Structures for TV Shows and Movies

Many TV show and movie production companies invest in engineered fabric structures for props, prop storage, wardrobe, makeup, and much more. Not only are the work spaces more spacious and comfortable than conventional trailers, they reduce restrictions to allow more creative freedom.  Using Fabric Structures for Props and Production On Movie and Television Sets Bringing props to life alone can

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30
Mar

A WeatherPort Structure Boosts Pandemic Sales for Skylark’s Hidden Cafe

An outdoor dining structure from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems has helped Skylark’s Hidden Cafe keep sales up during the pandemic. Skylark’s Hidden Cafe Skylark’s Hidden Cafe is a local favorite and staple of the Fairhaven community just outside of Bellingham, Washington. Located in a historic brick building, Skylark’s enchants customers with its Victorian decor, homey atmosphere, and delicious classic meals. Of

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17
Mar

Lila’s Kitchen Envisions a New Type of Dining With Outdoor Structures From WeatherPort

Lila’s Kitchen turned to WeatherPort® Shelter Systems for help in their mission to create a new type of outdoor dining experience in Port Townsend, Washington. Lila’s Kitchen Lila’s Kitchen is a commercial kitchen space that food vendors without a space of their own can rent and use. With two walk-up windows and the capacity for two vendors to operate simultaneously,

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9
Mar

Curbside Pickup Solutions Businesses Wish They Knew About Sooner

Has your restaurant or retail store had a high demand for curbside pickups lately?  If you’re like so many other businesses, you probably had to get creative this past year and find curbside pickup solutions overnight to keep up with demand. In 2020 alone, curbside pickups at retail stores increased by 208%. That’s nothing to scoff at! And it doesn’t

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25
Feb

Event Planning With Outdoor Structures From WeatherPort

Having a successful event starts in the planning stages, whether they are small or large scale events. You may be looking for party tents if you are hosting an outdoor event and you must have a quality shelter for your guests. Our design services can help you find or customize the perfect structure for your event. There are many different types of WeatherPort canopies for outdoor events, all built to be durable, long-lasting, and simple to install. It’s important to prepare your event for unexpected conditions no matter what structure you use

9
Feb

Eight Outdoor Structures for Country Clubs to Improve Business Quickly

If you’re looking to improve your country club’s business this year, there are plenty of places to start. While still needing to adhere to safety requirements due to COVID, outdoor structures allow country clubs to create outdoor spaces for patrons and guests to safely enjoy!  Whether you want to improve, expand, or build new facilities for your country club or

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30
Dec

Five Easy Ways Wineries Can Increase Business With Fabric Structures

Are you a winery owner looking to grow your business in 2021? There are plenty of ways wineries can increase business, and fabric structures are the secret ingredient to help.  Haven’t heard of fabric structures?  Businesses from hotel resorts to golf courses use fabric structures, like those from WeatherPort® Shelter Systems, to increase their business! Fabric structures are durable, portable,

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