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August 2018


"The Show for the Tenting Professional" will, once again, return to the Hershey Lodge, Hershey PA, from November 4th - 8th. You won't want to miss joining us in the land of chocolate!  Registration is Open. Full information can be accessed at our conference page: The Tent Show 2018.  Tent installations will all take place on Monday, November 5th.  All educational sessions will take place on Tuesday, November 6th.



Scholarship Recipients for 2018 Announced

by Butch Ruggiero, Chair

As Chair of the Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that MATRA has awarded two scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 in the amount of $3,000.00 each to Ms. Emily Charnecke and Mr. Harrison Riddell.

Emily Charnecke attends the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where she is a Business Finance Major/Spanish minor presently scheduled to graduate....

MATRA Nominations are OPEN
Vendor - Board Nominations

As an Active Member of MATRA, you are eligible to participate in our Annual Nomination process for Board Elections.  Each year, MATRA accepts nominations for either the Rental Board positions or the Vendor Member Board positions. This year, we are seeking qualified candidates for a VENDOR Member Board positions.




Download the Nomination Form if you would like to be considered for a TWO Year Board position as a Vendor Board Member.  All necessary information is located on the form.  All nominees must be current, Active Vendor Members of MATRA.  An Election Slate will be presented at our November 5th, 2018 Annual Meeting!  Help this Association continue to grow and participate on the MATRA Board of Directors.

Deadline for submissions is September 14, 2018!!

Conference 2018

"Your Golden Ticket to Success"

Plan now to attend the amazing MATRA annual conference. We are pleased to offer all our attendees a contracted Room Rate of $149, for a standard room, plus tax.  Online Reservations for your hotel room is fast and easy or call Hershey Lodge Reservations directly at 855-729-3108, referencing our Group Code Name:  MATRA.  MATRA's room block expires on October 4, 2018 so book now before the block is full.

Online Reservations

ARA Member Votes Needed!

Member voting takes place

August 1-30th, 2018


Former MATRA President and Board Member, Mike Fitzwater, Special Events Virginia, is running for ARA Region Two Director. Serving on the Board from 2006 to 2017, Mike has been a great supporter of MATRA. We wish him the best of luck in this endeavor.  If you are an ARA member in this Region, we encourage you to support him in this position!


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Manufacturers and Tent Renters Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 9826
Wilmington, DE 19809
Phone:302.765.3945 Ext 2
Fax: 302-241-2177

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Mission Statement

The mission of MATRA is to uphold safe practices and promote the professionalism and integrity of the tent rental industry, through education, networking and leadership development.