KD Blog

Year: 2011

October 28th, 2011

As fall sets in, the weather gets chilly, the days get shorter and there are fewer opportunities to get outdoors. That doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t start planning ahead for next spring. With trade shows, outdoors fairs and farmers markets all starting up in the spring, now is the … Continue reading “Planning Ahead: Show off at Your Next Event”

October 26th, 2011

These are our friends from the Joey Woodke Tour. To generate support for Joey, a Marine injured this March in Afghanistan, four Michigan Army National Guard soldiers rode 368 miles through his home state of Michigan.

October 25th, 2011

At KD Kanopy, we’re not one to toot our own horns (or our canopy tents), but we do believe in knowing more about the pop up canopy company you’re buying from. We’ve already explained how our products will stand the test of time against the competition, but what makes KD … Continue reading “KD Kanopy Takes on: Part 2”

October 20th, 2011

At KD Kanopy, it’s not uncommon for us to hear from a customer that they’ve been using the same shade canopy for over a decade. While we make our products to stand the test of time, there are a few things you can do that could cut down on the … Continue reading “Protecting Your Pop up Canopy”

October 18th, 2011

You already know why KD Kanopy products will outlast and outperform that shade canopy you get at that big chain retail store. With lightweight and sturdy frames, it’s not uncommon for a KD Canopy tent to be used for over a decade. But here’s one more service you’re not going … Continue reading “Customize Your Canopy: Digital Printing”

October 14th, 2011

At KD Kanopy, we’re always looking to spread the word about our pop up and custom canopies. Luckily for us, that includes attending tradeshows across the United States. This Sunday, we’ll be visiting Las Vegas for the National Beer Wholesalers Association Convention and Trade Show.

October 12th, 2011

At KD Kanopy, we pride ourselves on our custom canopies and easy to use pop up canopies for any occasion. If you’ve got two people and five minutes, you can be ready for your next event. But sometimes, you need something a bit tougher. Enter the KD Trio.

October 10th, 2011

While many of our pop up canopies are known to last for over 10 or 20 years, it is possible that in that time your favorite canopy might incur a little bit of wear and tear. We’re here to say that it will be okay. Just breathe.

October 7th, 2011

You might know and love KD Kanopy for our pop up canopies with cool custom graphics and our always insightful and clever blog. But what you may not know is that we offer a bit more than that. If you’ve ever considered hiring a man to stand on the side … Continue reading “Branding the KD Kanopy Way”

October 6th, 2011

If KD Kanopy were a person, it could drive, vote, legally buy alcohol and even rent a car on vacation. We’ve been around since 1984 and, in that time, we’ve learned a thing (or 27) about pop up canopies, shade canopies, custom canopies and everything in between. Before you head … Continue reading “KD Kanopy Takes On…”

September 29th, 2011

At KD Kanopy, the only thing we love as much as our custom canopies are crunchy leaves and October. And, since October officially starts tomorrow, we thought we’d get in the spirit of things now. You might be thinking that cool weather and pop up tents don’t go hand in … Continue reading “Celebrating the KD Kanopy Way: Tenttoberfest”

September 23rd, 2011

We talk a lot about the versatility of our KD Kanopy tents. From an outdoor wedding to a grand opening to a farmer’s market, we’ve got you covered. As a business owner, we also know that you’ve got to be able to adapt on the fly. Surprise party on your … Continue reading “Be Prepared: the Business Owner’s Best Friend”

September 16th, 2011

You know how infomercials always have gimmicks to push their deals? Listen, guy, I don’t believe it was really that hard to open that milk carton. There’s no way you’d get a black eye doing that. We’re not so into that method of selling our product. That’s why we just … Continue reading “Screen Printing Extravaganza”

September 9th, 2011

With a diverse lineup of tents, we’ve also got equally diverse clients. With clients like parks and recreation departments to wedding planners to national corporations, our tents have covered (literally) a lot of cool events. There is practically no occasion where a tent is not a welcome addition. After all, … Continue reading “Hittin’ the Road: It’s Tradeshow Time”

September 2nd, 2011

The setup for the U2 stage on their 360° tour took up to three days. If only somebody had told them about the KD Kanopy StarStage.

August 26th, 2011

It may still be August, but that doesn’t mean that football season isn’t right around the corner. Whether you love, hate or are indifferent to the Broncos, there’s one thing we all love: yes, tailgating. Even the most hardened of sports haters will go out to a good tailgate.

August 19th, 2011

Our 4th Annual Golf Tournament was last Friday and it took us an entire week to write up our recap because it was just that fun. Our 52 players had plenty of food, drink and festivities to partake in all morning and afternoon (like a Bloody Mary Bar for a … Continue reading “Who Knew Charity Could Be So Fun? Golf Tournament Recap”

August 12th, 2011

After 27 years in the business, we learned a thing or 27 about how to make canopies. We learned that custom graphics over every square inch of fabric makes for one cool final product. We learned that nobody wants to spend their afternoon setting up their new canopy. We also … Continue reading “The New Kid in Town: KD Kanopy Monarch”

August 5th, 2011

After sifting through our video archives and coming across a retro KD Kanopy gem­—complete with acid wash jeans and all—we decided it was time to make another video. Sure, we give you our regular installment of how-to videos or quickies on setting up your new canopy, but we wanted something … Continue reading “Prepping for the Oscars: Our Latest and Greatest Video”

July 29th, 2011

It’s almost August and dare we say it (gasp) – the kids are getting ready to head back to school! You had a whole summer of pie-eating-fireworks-lighting-smores-making fun under your KD kanopy tent with them, so it’s hard to believe that they won’t be lounging about the house aimlessly any … Continue reading “Back to School with KD Kanopy”