Blog posts from February, 2015

Stop By and See us in Booth 30 at the CRA Atlantic Show!

The 2015 CRA Atlantic Regional show is fast approaching on Saturday February 28th. We're excited to be at the show providing information on our dinnerware, cutlery, platters and bowls, event chairs, wood/plastic folding tables, stemware and event linens for the party and event rental industry.

I wanted to let you know that we've recently brought in the following new items:

We also have been expanding our table cloth inventory to include 24" spandex cocktail table covers, spandex cruiser table toppers, and fitted polyester table covers.

We have the following Show Special available for those who stop by the booth:

10% off your spandex/polyester tablecloth or glassware purchases*

If you need to purchase Chiavari Chairs for this upcoming event season, it helps to know what type of chiavari chair makes sense for your business needs. For help on what to look for, check out this blog post on the differences between resin Chiavari chairs vs. wood Chiavari chairs.

If you're interested in getting a quote now, please don't hesitate to contact me utilizing the information below or through our website:

We look forward to seeing you at the Hotel Casino Moncton on February 28th!

How strong is a wood 48 round folding table?

Continuing our strength testing series, we recently released new videos on how strong a 6ft wood rectangle folding table is and how strong a lifetime 8ft folding table is. If you’re new to our stress test videos here’s how they work: we take 44lb / 20kg bags of salt and pile them on top of our folding tables and event chairs and see how strong they are (and how many bags of salt it takes until they collapse). Today’s video showcases the strength of our wood 48 inch round folding tables.

This video was a huge surprise to us. We thought given the other videos we’ve done that this table would break at 700Lbs – we had no idea what it would actually break at and it thoroughly surprised us.

Check it out:

If you’re interested in a quote for our 48inch (4ft) round wood folding tables:

Where to buy Lifetime Tables in Canada

Over the past few years, National Event Supply has been testing our products to the limit. As some of you will remember we have been loading our tables and chairs up with salt to see just how much weight they will hold before they break. While we continue to do these tests on our own products, we also though it would be valuable for you to see how other products in the market place perform. We started doing this by testing products from an industry leader Lifetime Tables. Lifetime offers a variety of qualities ranging from consumer or residential quality up to what they call professional grade tables. In our case we have been testing their commercial quality tables, a line of tables that we consider to be the most similar to our own in terms of build quality and market positioning. To see how the 6-ft Lifetime Plastic folding table did in our test, you can take a look at our previous blog post here.

If Lifetime Tables are the plastic folding table for you, where can you buy them in Canada? National Event Supply unfortunately does not carry Lifetime tables so you can’t buy yours from us but consider buying from Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon or Costco (if you have a membership). All these major big brand stores offer the commercial quality for purchase in the following sizes:

  • Lifetime 4-ft Rectangle Table
  • Lifetime 4-ft Rectangle Fold in Half Table
  • Lifetime 6-ft Rectangle Table
  • Lifetime 6-ft Rectangle Fold in Half Table
  • Lifetime 6-ft Rectangle Adjustable Height Table
  • Lifetime 8-ft Rectangle Table
  • Lifetime 8-ft Rectangle Fold in Half Table
  • Lifetime 48” Round Table
  • Lifetime 60” Round Table
  • Lifetime 60” Round Fold in Half Table

If you are interested in a larger volume (say 50+), you may want to consider purchasing directly from Lifetime. Lifetime offers free shipping in the United States only but a sales representative can provide you with shipping to your location in Canada.

If you’re interested in a quote for any of our commercial plastic folding tables:

How Much weight can a Lifetime 8-ft Commercial Plastic Folding Table Hold?

Over the past several years we have been making videos where we stress tables and chairs to the breaking point. We've tested many different tables including our 6-ft NES Reliable Rectangular Plastic Folding Table, 8-ft NES Reliable Rectangular Plastic Folding Table, 60 inch NES Reliable Round Plastic Folding Table, and even the 6-ft Lifetime Commercial Plastic Folding Table. This year we are continuing our tests to help show you the strength of our products as compared to industry leaders like Lifetime Products.

Today we're going to be putting an 8 foot Lifetime Table to the test. Lifetime manufactures and sells tables, chairs, and a host of other products for consumer and commercial use. In our case we are going to test one of their commercial products being the Lifetime 8-foot commercial plastic folding table and comparing it to our NES Reliable 8-foot Rectangular Plastic Folding Table. On paper, the Lifetime Table looks to be the stronger table as it is rated for 2000 pounds of weight evenly distributed across the top, while our NES Reliable 8-foot Rectangular Plastic Folding Table is only rated for 800 pounds. However, in a previous stress test, the NES Reliable 8-foot Rectangular Plastic Folding Table managed to hold over 1890 pounds before failing. How will the Lifetime commercial folding table stack up against our 8-foot commercial plastic folding table? Let's find out!


Stop by Booth 2113 and See us at the 2015 Restaurants Canada Show

The 2015 Restaurants Canada show is fast approaching. We're excited to be in booth# 2113 exhibiting our restaurant tabletop supplies, catering serveware and event furniture.

We’re breaking the mold on traditional restaurant supply stores by not only selling tabletop items that don’t eat into profits (i.e. more money in the bank for you) but also by having no minimums, all porcelain and glassware in stock and same/next day shipping to ensure you get the tabletop supplies you need fast. We also have all our products and pricing online and available for ordering 24/7/365 so there’s no need to leave your restaurant.

New at the show: we will be exhibiting:

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, feel free to register with our code “RC1014” and receive a 50% discount on your advance registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto on March 1 – 3rd!

Make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to check out more information on the restaurant and foodservice industry and see what other events we'll be at.