Tentnology’s Mission & Quality Statement: Our Commitment to being the Best Event Tent and Fabric Structure Manufacturer in the World
|Gery Warner & |
Owners of Tentnology®
We want our customers to be so delighted with our event tents and fabric structures they tell others. Tentnology® will strive to turn all customers into advocates by:
- understanding & meeting customer expectations to their 100% satisfaction
- producing the highest quality tents using craftsmanship & materials appropriate to each market
- continually improving our Quality Management system based on the ISO 9001:2000 international standard.
IN THE BEGINNING... in 1972 young Engineers, Gery Warner along with his brother Kurt Warner started an industrial shelter business in Winnipeg, Manitoba (Canada). Gery moved to Vancouver, British Columbia and established Warner Shelter Corp. while Kurt located in Calgary, Alberta and set up Warner Shelter Systems Ltd. In 1990 the partners separated. The companies have been independent ever since.
Tentnology®, formerly Warner Shelter Corp has continued to develop, and innovate new, and original patented fabric structures and event tents, and is a world leader in the portable shelter industry; renowned for unparalleled, high quality tent manufacture, fabric structure engineering and global distribution of tents for use in the world’s most premier and exclusive events.
- Canadian Special Event Award Winner, 2005 Best Use of Tenting
- Special Event Gala Award Winner, 2000 Best Tent Installation – International
- Canadian Special Event Award Winner, 1999 Best Tent Installation – International
- Surrey Entrepreneur of the Year, 1997 Wholesale/Manufacturing
- Special Event Gala Award Winner, 1997 Best Tent Installation – International
- Special Event Gala Award Nominee, 1991 BC Export Award Nominee
- Premiers Award of Engineering Excellence
Professional and Trade Associations
- IFAI – Industrial Fabrics Association International
- RAC – Rental Association of Canada
- ARA – American Rental Association
- IAAPA – International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
- IFA – International Festivals Association
- CMAA – Club Managers of America Association, Allied Member
- IHMA – International Hotel Motel Association, Allied Member
Our Location and Tent Manufacturing Home
Tentnology® Head Office is located outside Vancouver, BC on the west coast of Canada. Operating off a beautiful humble little rural tent farm...where we have been growing tent and fabric structure ideas and solutions for 18 years. Minutes away from the US boarder and in the hub of an international sea and airport, Tentnology® is poised to rapidly supply international markets.
Environmental, Ecological and Sustainability Policies: Tentnology® = lean mean green machine!
For 20 years the Warner’s have created a “green organic” live work environment to better take care of family and employees. Living where we work has enforced clean and safe environmental practices and manufacturing. Our kids and animals have been raised on this land so it is important to us to keep it pristine. Keeping as much of our 5 acres natural has encouraged wild life and local fauna. Our organic garden gives a bounty of food we share with our Tentnology® family – their summer bonus program!
An Enviro-Friendly Manufacturer; Reduce and Reuse
Our tents and fabric structures walk on the earth lightly. There is not a lot of mass for the amount of coverage they supply. Designed to use the minimum amount of material for maximum efficiency there is virtually no waist in the manufacturing process. The tent fabric is reused and aluminum recycled.
Our event tents and fabric structures pack down into amazingly compact space for efficient shipping and storage and therefore lower transportation costs and energy savings. Robust interchangeable parts avoid breakage and waste.
Tentnology® tents provide one of the necessities of life – shelter. Our products therefore are inherently reusable for any portable shelter requirements. We have housed refugees and supplied emergency shelter with the same event tents that covered major special events only weeks before.
We have created the 21st century TeePee and Yurt. Native and First Nations have always used tents...we just make them a little stronger and bigger. Tentnology® fabric structures support sustainable land use...we can put a tent anywhere – any time. Portable fabric structures do not require site construction or infrastructure thereby saving valuable resources.
Tentnology® is making the world a better and more beautiful place. Here are a few comments about the snow span SaddleSpan™ custom fabric structure designed, engineered and manufactured by Tentnology® for the World Trade Center site in New York...
“was intended to have an aspiring quality,” said Bartholomew Voorsanger of Voorsanger Architects. “It sent a signal to the public using PATH (subway station) that there was a brighter, more exciting future coming...”
“I’m going to miss that tent. It wasn’t only a beautiful and functional artifact, but also a symbol of possibility and hope” – Posted by Ti-Jean
This fabric structure will be reused by the New York Port Authority – unlike bricks and mortar buildings that would have to have been demolished...the Tentnology® fabric structure was simply taken down to fly again another day.
ISO Standards & Quality Assurance
The Quality System to which Tentnology® products are designed and produced is registered to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Assurance Standard. ISO is the governing body for internationally recognized quality assurance standards.
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