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Blog posts from December, 2015

Happy Holidays from National Event Supply

Rudolph Happy Holidays

We wanted to stop and say we’re thankful for you. So often the holidays are a rush of parties, shopping, and craziness. Today we pause from all of that to say “THANK YOU”. Thank you for coming to visit us and taking time out of your day to either read our blog, frequent our website, or purchase products from us. All of us at National Event Supply wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous 2016!

We will be open from 9AM – 1PM December 24th and closed December 25th, 28th and January 1st. Regular business hours apply on any days in between.

The National Event Supply Team

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Spun Polyester Tablecloths vs Polyester Tablecloths

When you need tablecloths for banquet weddings or in upscale dining establishments, there’s generally two different options that venues consider: polyester tablecloths or spun polyester tablecloths. They sound so similar yet are quite different in their weight and feel as well as how they’re often used. Spun polyester tablecloths are often used as an overlay while polyester tablecloths are often used as a base layer tablecloth – though they can also be used as a stand-alone tablecloth. Here is the difference between the two kinds of tablecloths:

Spun Polyester Tablecloths:

Spun Polyester Table Cloth

  • Soft feeling like cotton
  • Thicker fabric
  • Machine washable
  • Fold over hem
  • Stain resistant
  • 220 GSM fabric
  • Available in white
  • More expensive then 100% polyester tablecloths

Polyester Tablecloths

Polyester Table Cloth

  • Rougher texture
  • Thinner fabric
  • Surged hem
  • Stain resistant
  • 180 GSM fabric
  • Available in white, ivory, black and in some sizes navy blue
  • Less expensive than 100% spun polyester tablecloths

Any other pros / cons you can think of? Let us know on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn or Google+.

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Introducing 100% Spun Polyester Tablecloths and Napkins

We’ve been adding to our event and restaurant tablecloths over the past year and a half to increase our wholesale tablecloth inventory. We started off with spandex and polyester tablecloths, table skirts, added polyester fitted tablecloths and expanded our spandex cocktail tablecloth colours and recently added wedding chair covers in the form of polyester banquet chair covers and spandex folding chair covers. I’m pleased to announce that we’ve now added 100% spun polyester tablecloths and napkins to our inventory.

Spun Polyester Tablecloths

These new event and restaurant tablecloths are soft cotton-like tablecloths with the durability of polyester. These cotton-feel tablecloths feature a fold over hem and are wrinkle resistant and stain resistant 220 GSM spun polyester.

They are available in the following sizes and colours:

  • 45” x 45” square spun polyester tablecloths – white - $13.15 CDN each
  • 54” x 54” square spun polyester tablecloths – white - $14.25 CDN each
  • 70” x 70” square spun polyester tablecloths – white - $20.85 CDN each
  • 90” x 90” square spun polyester tablecloths – white - $36.25 CDN each

We also brought in spun polyester napkins as some party rental companies prefer the feel of a spun polyester napkin instead of a polyester napkin. These napkins feature a fold over hem and are wrinkle resistant and stain resistant 220 GSM spun polyester.

Spun Polyester Napkins

  • 20” x 20” spun polyester napkin – black - $1.82 each
  • 20” x 20” spun polyester napkin – white - $1.82 each

All of these spun polyester linens are machine washable.

If you’re interested in a quote for spun polyester tablecloths or spun polyester napkins:

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How many cruiser tables fit in a cruiser table cart?

Cruiser Table Cart Full

Cruiser table carts are great for transporting a number of wood cruiser tables. Party Rental Companies, Trade Show Decorators and other companies who routinely use cruiser tables need a cart that can store and transport the wood cruiser tables and all their parts securely and safely without a huge hassle. We recently added cruiser table dollies to our inventory in Mississauga and wanted to ensure we answered the question – how many cruiser tables fit in a cruiser table cart? Check out the different configurations.

If you have wood cruiser tables with 24 inch tabletops you can fit up to 11 tabletops with connectors attached and their corresponding poles.

If you have wood cruiser tables with 30 inch tabletops you can fit up to 11 tabletops with connectors attached and their corresponding poles.

If you have wood cruiser tables with 36 inch tabletops you can fit up to 6 tabletops perfectly with connectors and their poles – 11 tabletops do fit in the cart but the back 5 tabletops don’t fit perfectly. We will be improving this cart for a second iteration to be able to support all tabletop sizes in the same quantities.

Alternatively you can also mix and match tabletop sizes up to 11 tabletops.

If you’re interested in a quote for our wood cruiser tables or cruiser table carts:


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Canadian Rental Association Benefits Rental Companies May Not Know About

The Canadian Rental Association is a fantastic resource for Party Rental Companies, Small Tool Rental Companies and Equipment Rental Companies. The association helps improve personal and business development through information, resources, tools and benefits for member organizations. As an associate member company, we can see the benefit of the networking events along with the additional benefits that come with the membership.

On November 18, 2015 we attended a CRA Ontario Local Chapter meeting at McLean Sherwood Party Rental and the Managing Director of the CRA led the group through the benefits associated with membership. Here are some of the lesser known benefits of being a Canadian Rental Association Member.

1. 10% off Mark’s (Formerly Mark’s Work Warehouse)

This is a great benefit to take advantage of for all your staffing safety needs. Mark’s sells hi-visibility vests and shirts, flame resistant materials, different work gloves, hearing protection, metal toed boots and much more. Contact Jenna Lansky at 1-844-643-2333 or to request discount cards for your staff.

2. The ability to register your equipment with the National Equipment Registry (NER)

This program allows CRA Members (Through the American Rental Association) to register their equipment with the registry and allow local law enforcement the opportunity to easily find the owner of stolen equipment. Members can register their equipment with the NER's HELPTech database free of charge. For more information, click here.

3. A Print Incentive Program

There is a program in place that allows CRA members te ability to have a wide variety of custom printed products at discounted rates. This includes items such as envelopes, letterhead, purchase orders, order forms, rental agreements / contracts and return agreements and much more. To learn what else can be printed and learn more click here.

4. The CRA Scholarship Program

The American Rental Association administers scholarships so that rental-related education is promoted and excellence in business achieved.

There are two scholarships exclusive to CRA members:

The ARA Region 10/Dorothy Wellnitz Scholarship – Canada - The US$1,500 scholarship is named for Dorothy Wellnitz, former executive director of the Canadian Rental Association.

ARA Region 10/Doug Mitchell Scholarship – Canada - This CRA scholarship is in memory of Doug Mitchell, past president of the Canadian Rental Association (CRA) and active volunteer in CRA, CRA Saskatchewan and ARA. He was an owner of The Rent-It Store in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, until his death in July 2010. This US$1,500 scholarship is preferred for a student affiliated with a Canadian associate member business due to Mitchell's instrumental role in organizing the yearly CRA Prairie Trade Show.

The American Rental Association is always looking for Canadian scholarship applicants so please find more information regarding how to apply and scholarship eligibility requirements here.

5. CPM Employee Manuals

Did you know you can buy an Employee Policy Manual template which contains all the items that would be important to a rental business in Canada today? This template, being offered in conjunction with CPM Manuals, can be tailored more specifically to your business or location and any sections that don’t apply to your existing business can be deleted. CRA members qualify for the exclusive price of price is $749.00 +tax. For more information contact the CRA Head Office at 1-844-643-2333.

6. Ready2GO Rental Tags

Need to keep better track of your inventory and service records? CRA offers Ready2GO Rental tags. They’re sold in 1,000s and come with plastic ties. There are two tags available: three and four part tags that allow you to track the condition of equipment from the return, through service, to being ready to rent. To download the order form click here.

Any other member benefits you think worth sharing? Let us know on Twitter, FacebookLinkedIn or Google+.

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