Service Industry

Training attended

PLATTSBURGH — Nick Longino, Steve Smith and Kellen Loughan of Taylor Rental in Plattsburgh recently attended an intensive four-day tent training in Ledyard, Conn., at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

They spent Nov. 5 to 8 setting up tents with manufacturing company Aztec Tents. The four-day training also consisted of seminars for DOT regulations, permitting, tent repair and cleaning techniques, unique installs, new tent styles, lighting and heating and social media.

Taylor Rental is ready for new tent styling options for private weddings at home or large corporate events.

Also, Willie Venne, Longino and Smith attended a one-day training and safety seminar put on by the American Rental Association at Milton Cat in Clifton Park on Nov. 13, where they had hands-on and lecture training on multiple topics.

Venne’s training was on generator sizing and safety, along with man-lift safety. Venne is the shop foreman at Taylor Rental and reiterates safety to not only to his colleagues but also to customers.

Longino and Smith attended the seminar on tent ballasting (weighting instead of staking), safety and inflatable safety. Both work heavily with these issues during the spring, summer and fall months when tent and bounce-house rentals are at their peak.