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How can you balance the time your municipal employees spend on maintenance of public roads, parks and other public areas, while offering a rich cultural life in your community?  When it comes to soundly managing your workforce, your challenge is often to make decisions that ensure your resources are allocated as efficiently as possible. Acquisition of equipment must therefore be subject to careful analysis and the purchase of a stage is no exception to this. The right choice will certainly allow you to save time and money!

How to define your needs?

1) What stage size do you need?

Attendance, frequency and scope of your event are some of the main considerations to be taken into account as you define your needs.


Give your community access to a variety of outdoor programming. (Photo from Washington National Guard / SL100)


2) What will it be used for?

Your stage selection should be as versatile as possible. Ways of doing things change over time and the stage you pick should be able to accomodate a broad range of venues.


In a park, street or even in the sand, an easy to move stage simplifies the set-up of your events. (Photo from Stage Plus / SL100)


3) What expertise does your team possess?

Mounting a stage requires very specific expertise and the transmission of that knowledge is not easy. These elements will define the training and support you require.


A mobile stage is simple to operate. (SL50)


Save time and money

Beyond the knowledge required to assemble a stage, the usability of your stage can ultimately lead to significant savings. When it comes to logistics, warehousing and storage of a conventional stage are complex. It takes time (dismantling the stage, loading, unloading and storing), and there is always a risk of losing an item or piece of equipment. It can take up people’s time and resources, which could certainly be used in more productive activities elsewhere in the municipality.

Choose piece of mind

A mobile stage is preassembled and contains all the necessary components in the same trailer, which immediately eliminates the complexity of assembly, disassembly and storage. Just follow simple instructions to “repackage” the stage then, park it until its next use.

Make sure you know your stage manufacturer and their responsibilities. Make sure they have the necessary certifications, as well as a training and inspection program. Insist on written documents and technical documents certified by engineers. With these elements you’ll be able to make the most of your stage, maximize its lifetime and be trained to use it as efficiently and as safely as possible.

A mobile stage for a municipality means saving time and a considerable amount of labour. It’s a choice for peace of mind. As is often said at Stageline, if the workers responsible for the assembly and dismantling of a stage have gone home for supper, it’s because the city has chosen the right stage and that the work has been well done!

15 September 2015 | Stage leader

About Raymond Bélanger

The reason I was able to join the Stageline menagerie back in 1991 is because they forgot to ask me for a resumé. Then within weeks it was too late cause they got hooked to my circus skills. Make it happen even if it has to be funny and make sure nothing goes wrong with the set-ups, come hell or high water. I’d had quite a bit of that from working at circuses in America and abroad, the bad weather I mean. First I worked for a Stageline division called Airtech because I had experience with big tops. One five ton inflatable hovering above ground rigged to 12 steel tower trusses and 10 crew who mostly hate inflatables. I loved it. Probably it has to do with my being a sucker for great people like the leaders I met at Stageline. They were genuine, brilliant and everything I’d ever want to become. I got showed around mobile stages once they understood I wouldn’t implode, I only just looked like I might. So here I am after 23 years of fascination, discoveries, adventures and widespread sharing.

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