Company History

Company roots stem back to a local hardware store that started in 1922, who over the years built a successful event rental division...



The rental division was purchased and Celina Tent, Inc. was formed to focus on the rental of tents, tables, and chairs. Since that time, Celina Tent has pushed to make the change from a local tent rental company into a world leading manufacturer and distributor of tent and event equipment.


2000 is launched to promote Celina's rental tents, tables, and chairs to the rental industry.



The rental division was sold, allowing Celina Tent to focus on new opportunities in tent production and large contract manufacturing of industrial textile products.



After realizing the high demand for quality manufactured party tents at more economical costs, Celina Tent began to design and manufacture tent tops in order to meet its customers' demands. With trial and error through field testing, the product designs were improved again and again.


2002 is created to provide customers with an eCommerce site to purchase party tents and related event accessories.



Celina was awarded a 5 year contract from the US Department of Defense to produce the Humanitarian General Purpose Tent System, a non-tactical military tent to be used as humanitarian relief shelters. The HGPTS has been used regularly throughout the Middle East and the South Pacific for conflicts and natural disasters.

Cooperation begins with a quick-erect tactical shelter provider that serves the US military.



Celina Tent's YouTube channel was established. was launched to promote Celina's design, manufacturing, and warehousing capabilities.

Work began on several Department of Defense related projects that forced the company to have an understanding of the Berry Amendment, Buy American Act, and Mil-Spec requirements, as well as make significant investments in computer aided design software, quality testing equipment, and automated production equipment.


2008 was created to promote Celina's ability to customize large party tents and tradeshow canopies.



In house printing capabilities added. The first of many wide and grand format printers were purchased to meet the needs of customers who are looking for marketing and promotional products. Therefore allowing printing to be integrated into Celina's manufacturing processes and products. was created to sell custom printed products serving trade show and marketing clients.



The first inflated air beam shelter was produced for government use.

In house video production capabilities added to promote Celina's YouTube channel allowing customers 24 hour access to in depth product training, tricks, and tips.



Two new cut centers replaced our previous cutting equipment, greatly increasing our cutting and routing capabilities. These cutting machines were equipped with three separate cutting tools and an inkjet printing module for added operations.

 The Celina, OH plant added a 27,000 square foot building connected to the main shop, owing to the increase in special projects. These include: an order for 1.9 million square feet of tarps for Syrian refugees, Humanitarian General Purpose Tent Systems (HGPTS’s) for the Ebola Crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone and Earthquake Relief in Nepal.


Development and production begins on various Chemical / Biological / Nuclear decontamination products for the defense industry.

To enhance commercial product offerings in the world marketplace, a 20,000 square foot manufacturing and consolidation facility was established in Taicang, China. Wholly owned and operated by Celina, Celina Tent Taicang, Co. Ltd is dedicated to the production of entry level, price competitive industrial textile products that are designed and engineered in Celina, Ohio.



Our main manufacturing facility located in Celina, OH was expanded by 11,000 square feet, to help accommodate the room needed to produce our products lines, most notably our military billeting tents.

Two quilting machines were purchased and installed, allowing us to experiment with quilted materials for all of our fabric structure product lines.



A new ducting machine was procured in order to allow us to create our own ducting, further expanding the fabrication abilities of our facility. The hose we create will augment our existing product lines and promote further expansion into related markets.



All warehousing and shipping were moved to the new Distribution Center located on our main campus. This 100,000 square foot facility handles all shipping and kitting, and is the main storage area for products ready to ship.



A new assembly plant was opened in the St. Marys Square Business Complex in the nearby city of St. Marys. This space is used for large-scale assembly functions, allowing us to ship products with established designs to a larger facility for processing that doesn’t required specialized attention from design engineers and process coordinators.