Celina Tent Inc.

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Celina Tent Inc.
Founded 📆1996
Founder 👔
Headquarters 🏙️Ohio
Area served 🗺️
Products 📟 Tents
Number of employees
115 worldwide
🌐 WebsiteHomepage
📇 Address
📞 telephone

Celina Tent Inc. is a privately held, family-owned company that manufactures vinyl event tents.[1] It was incorporated in 1996 as Celina Tent Rental Inc., and it changed its name to the current Celina Tent Inc. in 2003. Its headquarters are located in Celina, Ohio.


President - Jeff Grieshop
Vice President - Janice Grieshop
Director of Finance - Randy Garman
Director of Engineering - Gabe Lehman
Director of Manufacturing - Jill Roy

Manufacturing facilities[edit]

Celina Tent Inc. manufacturing plant and offices are located in Celina, Ohio. Celina Tent Inc. manufacturing facilities include over 104,000 square feet (9,700 m2) in west central Ohio.


Celina Tent Inc. manufactures various vinyl products. Celina's main focus is in the manufacturing of tents. Product lines include: Event tents - used in the party rental industry. HGPTS - (Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems) used in disaster relief operations such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes.


Celina Tent got its start from a small hardware & rental store which started in the 1950s named Myers PRO Hardware and had 2 locations operating in Celina, Ohio as well as Cridersville, Ohio. Celina Tent, Inc. began as Celina Tent Rental, Inc. in 1996 when it purchased the rental inventory from the Myers PRO store and began renting tents, tables, chairs, and other event products.[2]

In 1998 Celina Tent Rental began manufacturing its own line of tents.

In 2003 Celina Tent Rental, Inc. changed its name to Celina Tent, Inc. and began to focus on manufacturing for the tent & event markets.

In 2005 Celina Tent, Inc. sold its rental division[3] to a local family, the Rose family of Maria Stein. After purchasing the rental inventory of tents, tables, chairs, as well as the rental contracts they changed the business name to Reliable Rentals, Inc. Reliable Rentals continues to serve the Grand Lake area and beyond.

In 2006 Celina Tent received a contract from the Department of Defense [4] (Defense Logistics Agency) to produce HGPTS (Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems) used in disaster relief operations such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and hurricanes.

On September 29, 2009 a tsunami struck American Samoa destroying many structures throughout the territory. DLA-DSCP worked with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide 16’ x 16’ humanitarian tents manufactured by Celina.


Today Celina Tent, Inc. operates in two divisions:

  • Celina Enterprises which handles the sales and distribution of event tents, tables, chairs, and other hospitality & event products.
  • Celina Industries focuses on the manufacturing of industrial textile fabric products, specifically hot-air, hot-wedge, and RF (radio frequency) welding of PVC, PE, PU and PP materials. Celina Industries service sectors include the commercial, industrial, government, and military.


  1. Ohio Treasurer of State. "Celina Tent covers new ground in Northwestern Ohio", Ohio Treasurer of State Website, http://www.tos.ohio.gov/content/view/654/402/[permanent dead link]
  2. Ohio Treasurer of State. "Celina Tent covers new ground in Northwestern Ohio",Ohio Treasurer of State Website, http://www.tos.ohio.gov/images/stories/GrowNowRecipients/CelinaTent.pdf[permanent dead link]
  3. Rental Pulse. "Celina Tent sells rental division",Rental Pulse Website, February 14, 2005. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-10-18. Retrieved 2008-05-05. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. Defense Logistics Agency. "Contract", U.S. Department of Defense Official Website, November 29, 2007. http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3657



Kincaid, William . Celina Tent to set up in Coldwater, add jobs. Celina, Ohio: The Daily Standard, Monday, March 26, 2007 http://www.dailystandard.com/date/2005/11/30/news/headline2.htm

State of Ohio Department of Development, February 9, 2004 https://archive.today/20070429182035/http://www.odod.state.oh.us/newsroom/2004pr/releases/919.asp

USIFI - United States Industrial Fabrics Institute https://web.archive.org/web/20061109204313/http://www.usifi.com/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=118&op=page&SubMenu=

INC.5000 2007 The Fastest Growing Private Companies in America http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2007/company-profile.html?id=200744500

INC.5000 2008 The Fastest Growing Private Companies in America - Celina Tent, Inc. http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2008/company-profile.html?id=200827070

Ohio Treasurer of State - Celina Tent covers new ground in Northwestern Ohio http://www.tos.ohio.gov/content/view/654/402/[permanent dead link]

Rental Pulse - Celina Tent sells rental division https://web.archive.org/web/20061018114652/http://www.rentalpulse.com/article.asp?ARTID=2294

LimaOhio.com - Celina Tent, Inc. / Celina Industries converts fiberglass sheets to be used in the wind power industry http://www.limaohio.com/news/energy_30209___article.html/good_ohio.html[permanent dead link]

U.S. Department of Defense

DefenseLink: Contracts for Thursday, November 3, 2005 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3128

DefenseLink: Contracts for Friday, September 1, 2006 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3322

DefenseLink: Contracts for Tuesday, July 10, 2007 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3555

DefenseLink: Contracts for Thursday, November 29, 2007 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3657

DefenseLink: Contracts for Friday, November 30, 2007 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3658

DefenseLink: Contracts for Wednesday, June 11, 2008 http://www.defenselink.mil/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=3794

FEMA News Release - American Samoa Tsunami Assistance

Release Date: November 28, 2009, Release Number: 1859-015 https://web.archive.org/web/20091201183636/http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=50023

Release Date: December 9, 2009, Release Number: 1859-018 https://web.archive.org/web/20091217124929/http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=50067

FEMA Media Records: Larger Tents for American Samoa https://web.archive.org/web/20110721040004/http://mmrs.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/1581

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