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History in the Making: Temporary Fabric Structure Innovations, Part 1

“There’s a way to do it better. Find it.” These words, attributed to Thomas Edison, are a solid reminder that if you’re doing things the way they’ve always been done, there’s almost certainly a better way.

Consider a time when massive, solid 40-foot posts used to support pole tents were put up completely manually by a large crew using little more than a lot of rope. Sure, it worked. But in 1939, Mahaffey found a way to improve the process. And this improvement resulted in a better end-product and reduced installation time as well as cost-savings for the customer.

One seemingly cardinal business truth that has stood the test of time is: Companies that stand still risk extinction. Customers rightfully expect more from their suppliers and service-providers. Innovative companies are successful because they deliver the superior products and services their customers are looking for.

In Part 1 of this two-part series, learn about Mahaffey’s first 50 years of innovative solutions. These solutions revolutionized what customers have come to expect from a temporary structure provider.

Topics: Fabric Building Design and Engineering Mahaffey Fabric Structures Awards

NFL Draft: The Perfect Special Event Setting

The NFL Draft is a special event like no other. Taking place annually, the draft is when the National Football League (NFL) teams select eligible college football players to add to their rosters. Surrounding the event, which is taking place in Philadelphia, where the very first NFL Draft occurred, is the NFL Draft Experience. More than 200,000 people are expected to visit the free, three-day event featuring dozens of exciting, interactive experiences.

Topics: Custom Structures Event Spaces Design and Engineering

Going for Gold: Mahaffey Has Sports Covered

Long before Simone Biles perfected the signature double flip and half twist that we saw her perform in Rio (aka The Biles), Mahaffey perfected a few doubles of our own...The Double Decker structure that is.

Topics: Custom Structures Event Spaces Design and Engineering