Expanding Capabilities

In continued response to the shift in demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the operations team at Aztec Tents has made significant efforts to increase the production capacity in all departments. Over the last 18 months Aztec has embarked on a long-term strategic capital growth campaign to focus efforts for continued production growth to support the seemingly ever-increasing demand for its products.

Just today the team launched its third production line in its fabric production division to aid with the growing demand. This was achieved by repurposing existing warehousing space and outfitting it with the necessary operational equipment to run independent of the main vinyl production floor. The focus of this additional space is to not only increase overall production capacity, but also rebuild stock of some of our core products. 

“We’ve had to re-write what the relationship of supply & demand look like to our customers and our industry” explains Alex Kouzmanoff, President of Aztec Tents. “The concept of “The New Normal”, is redefined every day. We can no longer assume the economics and cycles of the past will have any bearing on the future.”

The Aztec Tents team has made significant efforts to answer the growing demand for its products. The four primary areas of focus have been; Strategic Supply Solutions, Equipment Investment, Team Growth, and Operational Efficiencies.

Strategic Supply Solutions: Investing in inventories of raw materials and finished goods (when possible) to be able to be responsive to customer’s needs. This greater investment lessens the dependency on our raw material suppliers and fluctuations in their own supply and delivery schedules. To date, the team has yet to encounter a delay in a scheduled ship date for a customer caused by a raw material shortage.

Equipment Investment: Investing in new machinery and equipment to grow our production capacity. The company has focused tremendous resources on added machinery over the last year with additions in CNC cutting in both fabric and frame departments, heat sealing, sewing and grommeting equipment.

Team Growth: With all the equipment and infrastructure added there has been a need to add production team members to operate this new equipment. Over the last 12 months the operational team has grown by over 30%. That is an amazing number considering the challenges in the labor market over the last 12 months.

Operational Efficiencies: In addition to growth by simple addition, the operational team has made significant efforts to create better efficiencies in production. Streamlining workflows, automation, and strategic workgroups have all added to the efficiencies of the production team.

“The future for our industry continues to look strong and the need for outdoor covered space will continue long after the current pandemic ends,” reclaims Kouzmanoff. “Grab on and buckle up…this year is sure to present its next set of challenges that we’ll all have to respond to”.

Frame Tents

Frame Tents feature a skeleton of aluminum framework and steel connectors to support the tent top. Although this style of tent is "free-standing" by design, it still must be anchored to resist wind forces. All styles of frame tents have no poles that come to the ground in the interior space of the tent.

Frame Tents

Pole Tents

Pole tents rely on tension in the membrane to hold the shape of the tent system. These tents are supported by single or multiple centerpoles in the middle of the tent area and a series of sidepoles around the perimeter of the tent area. The tent is tensioned toward the anchoring locations commonly with a rope or ratchet strap.

Pole Tents

Clearspan Structures

Similar to Frame Tents, these types of frame supported structures have no interior posts or columns. The unique attribute that Clearspan Structures hold is their ability to span quite large distances without interior posts and also without external guying. Generally, these structures are built for higher loading applications and larger span sizes.

Clearspan Structures

Compatible Plus

'Compatible-Plus®' products are aesthetically and structurally indistinguishable from their competitive counterparts. However, the new series have been re-engineered, incorporating proprietary improvements to their structural quality and integrity. These options allow the tent industry customers to purchase from the vendor they deem best.

Compatible Plus

Accessories

Accessories include liners, legs skirts, doors, raingutters, and materials for repair & replacement parts

Accessories

Specialty Tents

These products are geared for specific applications and are often seen as non-mainstream products. Generally these products are built on an as needed basis and are generally not "on the shelf".

Specialty Tents

School Space­™ Solutions

These sturdy frame tents have been designed for their adaptability in size and layout configurations. Perfect for expanding outdoor educational facilities and offering new and innovative ways to learn.

School Space­™ Solutions

Fabric Partition Systems

We offer a wide selection of fabric panel systems designed for various indoor partition applications. These solutions have applications in medical facilities, offices, retail establishments, restaurants, and manufacturing plants.

Fabric Partition Systems