Blog posts from March, 2011

National Event Supply at The Rental Show

Rental Show LogoThe 2011 Rental Show was held from February 27th through to March 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Tents & Events sessions were held throughout Sunday, starting with a breakfast for all attendees that was co-sponsored by D & K Imports (parent company of National Event Supply).

Monday, February 28th was the first day of the 3 day trade show. There was such a large crowd waiting to get onto the trade show floor that the doors were opened 20 minutes early. All day long you could feel the buzz and excitement in the air. The pace was frenetic.

We had numerous visitors to our booth who were coming to check out our Crystal Chiavari Chairs. We heard from numerous visitors that our Crystal Chiavari Chair was the best one at the show. Visitors were also excited by our Folding Cocktail Tables. These tables have been incredibly popular for the past two or three years, and are a great alternative to the standard cruiser tables.

All in all, we had a great time at The Rental Show in Las Vegas, and already making plans for the 2012 version of the show in the beautiful city of New Orleans. We hope to see you there!

Plastic Folding Tables vs. Wood Folding Tables (Reviews)

Infrequently Asked Questions

There are questions that we get asked daily, like "Where are you located?" and "How can I pay for my order?" Then there are the Infrequently Asked Questions. These are questions that we hadn't thought about until we were asked the first time. They are questions that can require a little digging or asking around to get a satisfactory answer. They are questions that we'll try to answer in our blog, so that we can share our knowledge.

What are some advantages plastic folding tables have over wood folding tables?

Rectangular Plastic Folding TableWe're partial to both kinds of tables here at National Event Supply. However, that's not to say that there aren't advantages to choosing the plastic folding tables over the wood folding tables. (There are also advantages to choosing wood tables over plastic folding tables which I'll cover in a future blog entry.)

One of the primary advantage of the plastic folding tables is their relatively light weight. Our 5 foot round plastic folding table is 18lbs lighter than it's wood counterpart. Our 6ft round wood tables are 16lbs heavier than their plastic counterparts. On the 8ft and 6ft rectangular tables, the plastic folding tables are 18lbs lighter. If weight is a concern, you may be more interested in the plastic tables.

Another advantage to the plastic folding tables is that they are thinner when they are collapsed. An 8ft rectangular table is 3" thick while our 8ft plastic folding tables are 2 1/8" thick. That means you can store 3 plastic folding tables in the same amount of space that you can store 2 wood folding tables.

Finally, our plastic folding tables have been tested to meet or exceed the BIFMA standards (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) by the Paris, France based international testing organization, Bureau VERITAS. They also come with a two year warranty against material and manufacturing defects.

If you have any tips or tricks or questions, drop us a line or leave us a comment!