A look at an HAI member up close and personal.

Founded in 2004 by Robert Stafford and Carol Fontius, Creative Tent International (CTI) is an ISO-certified manufacturer of semi-custom clear span fabric structures, including its Shasta Shelter, Shasta Sportplex, and Fastrack product lines. The semi-permanent shelters are popular with military and civilian aviation operators around the world.

Henderson, Nevada–based CTI designs, engineers, and manufactures all its products in the United States. Constructed of high-grade aluminum and heavy-duty woven coated fabric, the shelters undergo rigorous testing and evaluation to ensure a repeatable level of quality that surpasses global safety and consistency standards.

Rapidly Deployable, No-Pour Structures
CTI designs its shelters to be flexible, rugged, rapidly deployable, cost-effective, and able to withstand extremes in temperatures and environments. The products are also made to be 30% faster to install than other, similar structures and require no poured foundation.

Customers can order the tents to their own specifications and save time, money, and resources versus heavier, steel shelters that require larger, ship-cube sizes and container counts, cranes, and foundation work.

CTI’s high-tension fabric shelters provide safe, reliable, turnkey solutions, including hangars for aircraft from the MH-6M helicopter to the fixed-wing C-5M Super Galaxy.

Modular Configuration
Adding to the deployability of CTI’s shelters are their interoperable parts and patent-pending modular configuration, all of which are unique to the high-tension fabric structure industry. Coupled with snap-lock beams, the tents are ground-erectable with limited need for tools or equipment. Such mission-critical features earned CTI the US government’s MLAMS (modular large area maintenance shelter) contract.

Much like CTI’s dedication to its products’ impact on mission success, the company takes seriously its support of and service to end users, going beyond the standard phone or email technical assistance to providing in-person maintenance and support worldwide.

Author

  • Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.