Military Club & Hospitality


Highlights of the SEPTEMBER 2011 Issue

Keeping Cool While Conserving Energy

Advanced energy management systems ensure comfort while cutting back on wasteful utility use.

Hospitality technology provider VingCard Elsafe has introduced its Orion intelligent energy management solution that, according to the company, revolutionizes the environmental controls of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) facilities without compromising the military's ecofriendly objectives. Military personnel no longer must choose between keeping inside temperatures comfortable and remaining green.

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New Canopy Material

Canopies have come a long way since their invention in 1983, from chrome-plated steel to powder-coated steel and aluminum.

Now, the first canopy frames made with nylon and carbon fiber composites are available for the Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) community. With these new carbon nylon frames, canopies are getting better and stronger. ...

Supporting MWR Events

Celina Tent, a manufacturer and distributor of event equipment, has been involved in several Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) projects at a number of bases around the world.

“The most exciting jobs showcase our printing capabilities,” said Jill Roy, administration manager at Celina Tent. “One base is considering the purchase of printed back walls for its existing Celina Classic Frame Tents. The printed walls will serve as seasonal backdrops at MWR events. ...

Engineered Tents

With stricter tent codes, engineered tents are more likely to be required for public events, even if the tents are small.

Economy Tent International, a tent manufacturer based out of Miami, Fla., can attest to the increase in demand for engineered tents. President Hal Lapping said that the company handles almost three times as many requests for engineering data than it did just a few years ago. ...

MWR Structures In Action

Aztec Tents (GSA Contract #GS-07F-0331N), a manufacturer of tents, canopies and semi-permanent fabric structures, features its Maxibeam structure that, according to the company, is a great example of how to achieve quick, easy and cost-effective solutions to all semi-permanent or permanent Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) needs.

Constructed of an aluminum substructure and a PDF-laminated/ coated fabric membrane, these structures are engineered for ASCE 7-05 90-miles-per-hour three-second gust exposure “C,” with options to meet nearly any wind requirement. Installation times range from 10,000-15,000 square feet per day. ...

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Linenless Tables

Southern Aluminum, a manufacturer of aluminum event and facility furniture for the hospitality industry, calls itself “the linenless table company.”

The company's Swirl Tables are aircraft- grade aluminum tables hand-etched with randomly swirled patterns, providing a suitable solution for sophisticated and linenless presentations. ...

Innovative Cooking Technology

AccuTemp Products Inc. is a manufacturer and supplier of cooking equipment for the military.

Scott A. Swogger, AccuTemp president and chief executive officer (CEO), told Military Club & Hospitality that his company is “unique, an all-American success story and a great case for the contributions of small, independent, idea-driven foodservice equipment manufacturers.” ...

MCCS Announces Food and Hospitality Award Winners

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) recently announced the winners of the Food and Hospitality Excellence Awards for fiscal 2010.

The awards program was established to recognize those food and hospitality activities that exceeded the highest level of standards of excellence.

Read the complete Foodservice Equipment ...