Waterloo Tent & Tarp Co . Inc. Waterloo, IA

Project Details

Fabric 1

Ferrari Autumn and RCS Sparkle
Producer: Ferrari S.A.
Supplier: RCS and Trivantage LLC

Engineer Name 1
Chris Richards and Richard Harrison

Engineer Company 1
Waterloo Tent and Tarp

Design Name
RCS Midway

Design Company
Waterloo Tent and Tarp

Fabrication Name
RCS Midway Project

Fabrication Company
Waterloo Tent and Tarp

Project Manager Name
Cody Downs

Project Manager Company
Waterloo Tent and Tarp

Installation Name
RCS Show Setup

Installation Company
Ray Cammack Shows

Please describe the project specifications

RCS Midway Makeover

What was the purpose of this project? What did the client request?

To create a new, majestic, and unprecedented look to a carnival midway.

What is unique or complex about the project?

The proprietary RCS sparkle was created by Charlene Leavitt, there is no material like it. The accent color was provided by Ferrari, RF welding two fabrics with different chemical make ups was the challenge, lengthening the production time needed. The finials were new to the project and required a custom 10" plate to be installed at the peak of the tent. Custom ratchet straps were designed to wrap the leg and stake to the inside of the frame, hiding the staking feature from sight. Custom leg wraps we created to hid the aluminum color of the tent legs.

What were the results of the project?

A truly majestic midway creating the ambiance of an amusement park. The debut occurred at the Houston Livestock Show where over two million people visited.

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