Industrial tents are used throughout the United States for a variety of uses. They can be rented, leased or purchased for both short-term and long-term needs. Industrial tents and temporary warehouses may be rented for a week, a month and even years, all with little to no required maintenance.

Industrial tents have many uses and come in a wide variety of sizes. Modular in design, these tents are also known as clear span tents and are manufactured from an aluminum alloy and galvanized steel. The roof, gables and sides of a clear span industrial tent are covered with an extremely strong and versatile outdoor fabric. The frame and fabric combine to make for the most weather resistant industrial tent on the market.

Uses of industrial tents range from storage, construction, lunch and break facilities, job site equipment storage, temporary warehousing and much more.

Industrial tents may also be leased or purchased. Many factors must be taken into account before deciding if a rental or a purchase is better suited to your needs. As a general rule, if the tent is to be used for a year or less then a rental may make the most fiscal sense. Beyond a year, many decisions must be made if considering a purchase. The following should be discussed before a decision is made; cost to purchase, tax depreciation (over a period of years), ability to provide maintenance and ability to market and sell the tent when done with it.

Industrial clear span tents can be installed in almost any size, from a couple thousand square feet to over 100,000 square feet. These tents are completely clear span, meaning there are no internal supports. They range in width from 10′ to over 160′ and can be configured in almost any length. The peak height can vary from less than 20′ to almost 50′, depending on the width of the tent.

These tents are designed to withstand extremely strong wind gusts (often up to 90 mph) and are the most weather resistant tents on the rental and sales market. They meet building codes in all 50, states and engineering certificates can be provided if needed.

American Pavilion is a leader in the industrial tent and temporary warehouse business and travels nationwide installing tents for a myriad of uses. Large or small, far or wide, American Pavilion has the perfect tent for you.




• The most popular temporary warehouse is a clear span tent. These clear spans may be rented, leased or purchased and come in a variety of sizes. A clear span temporary warehouse can be as small as a few thousand square feet to well over 100,000 square feet.

Since they are modular, almost any width and length can be achieved by simply adding or removing tent parts during the “building” phase of the installation.

• A temporary warehouse is constructed using a large aluminum and steel frame which is then covered by heavy duty fabric that helps ensure that the warehouse’s contents stay clean and dry. Designed to withstand strong winds, they are weather resistant and meet building codes in all 50 states.

• Heavy duty flooring may also be needed if the surface under the warehouse is not firm enough to handle any needed heavy equipment. If the site is grass or loose gravel then a floor is recommended so that heavy equipment like forklifts can do their job without getting stuck in mud or rocks. These warehouses can even be equipped with large entry doors for moving heavy equipment and trucks inside of the warehouse. Personnel doors, lighting, temperature control and power can also be provided. Inside these warehouses is an unobstructed area, devoid of any support poles or cables thus allowing complete access to the entire temporary warehouse.

• No footings, foundations or other site prep are required prior to installation thus allowing for a quick turn-around once the order is placed. American Pavilion owns and inventories many hundreds of thousands of square feet of temporary warehouses and is prepared to install them nationwide on short notice.

• Some typical uses of temporary warehouse tents are to store materials during construction, to fix or refurbish on-site equipment, to store and protect excess inventory and much, much more.

• Few companies in the U.S. are equipped with both a large inventory of temporary warehouses and the crews needed to install them. American Pavilion specializes in this niche and is always ready, day or night, to load and install a temporary warehouse anywhere in the country.



Fabric structures are a diverse mix of clear span tents, tensile structures, tension tents and air-supported structures. Clear span tents are the most popular form of large fabric structures with an active rental and sales market. Clear span fabric structures are modular and can be configured in an almost unlimited number of sizes. They have no interior support structures of any kind, require no special site preparation and are designed for both short and long term installations.
Rental fabric structures, especially clear span tents, are generally accepted as one of the largest and sturdiest of all temporary tent structures. They are provided by a relatively small group of rental companies. These select companies inventory hundreds of thousands of square feet and traverse the country installing them for special events, corporate events, as construction tents, as warehouse structures, for sporting events and much more. Any time a large, unencumbered space is required for days, weeks or even years, a clear span fabric structure is one of the best options.
Tensile structures are generally permanent structures designed to stay in one place for years or decades. Anyone who has traveled through the Denver Airport has seen one of America’s largest tensile structures. The entire roof is manufactured from a Teflon coated, PTFE-coated, fiberglass membrane that is permanently tensioned based on specific engineering criteria. These structures are designed to last longer than a traditional roof, but many tension structures do their job with more flair, cost savings and durability than a traditional, utilitarian commercial roof.
Air-supported structures have been around for decades and have found a limited market for year round spaces such as golf ranges and sports training facilities. They are usually dome shaped and inflated by positive air pressure. Although they have many attractive benefits, they are designed for more permanent installations and if you lose your positive air pressure for any reason (think power loss, or roof damage), your air-supported structure can deflate like a balloon.
Tension tents are generally designed for shorter term applications (days to weeks) and are often supported internally by a series of aluminum or steel poles. The fabric supported by these poles is cut and manufactured in a way that allows the fabric to be tensioned continuously and with the precise amount of tension so that the tent can support itself, even during inclement weather. Learn more about fabric structures at


Temporary Buildings | American Pavilion

• Temporary buildings may be rented and installed nationwide by American Pavilion. They are made from a specially engineered, aluminum alloy sub-structure and covered with extremely strong, coated fabrics that last for many years, through all types of weather. These buildings are the strongest most wind resistant on the market and many can handle 90 mph gusts.

Temporary buildings are clear span, meaning that they have no interior poles or supports so that products may be stored and trucks or heavy equipment may be driven underneath the entire building.

• These buildings require no interior or exterior supports, nor do they require footings or ground preparation before installation. They may be installed on grass, asphalt, concrete or rock; practically any surface is suitable for a temporary building.

• They may be rented from American Pavilion as well as leased or sold. These buildings are designed for both short and long term use, from days to years with little to no maintenance required. They install quickly, in a matter of days and can be ordered with little notice since American Pavilion inventories one of the largest supplies of temporary buildings.

• The buildings are modular so they may be installed in almost any width from 10’ wide to 164’ wide and almost any length conceivable since they extend lengthwise in 16’-4” increments. Standard widths are 10’, 20’, 30’, 40’, 50’, 66’, 82’, 100’, 132’ and 164’. Temporary buildings as small as 2,000 square feet to over 100,000 square feet are not only possible but quite popular.

• Very few companies inventory the full range of sizes of these buildings so it is not unusual for companies that rent them to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to a job site. When looking for the right company it is important to ask how long they have been in business, what sizes they carry, how far they travel and their safety record. Also, do they have the proper, stamped, engineering for each temporary building in their inventory?