About Us


Aesthetics and quality have made Anchor tents the standard for decades. Anchor brands such as Century® and Navi-Trac® are known as ‘top of the line’ and are the easy choice when event planners want the best.

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Frame and Fabric Products that Outlast and Outperform

For party and wedding tents, awnings, shade solutions and safety pool covers, industry professionals count on Anchor frame and fabric products to outlast and outperform the others.

We’ve been making our products in America since 1892. Yet Anchor’s ongoing advances in fabric technology and frame engineering keep our products at the forefront in markets we serve.



    Rental companies, awning shade installers, architects & contractors, pool companies, commercial businesses – even the U.S. military — rely on Anchor’s strictly engineered, professionally crafted fabric products and structures to deliver real durability and high return on investment.


    Support and Service from the largest, most experienced team in the industry that consistently delivers ‘above and beyond,’ giving you flexibility to take on a wider range of events, while providing you and your customers with peace of mind.


    Quality and Durability are the result of rugged engineering, expert craftsmanship and decades of experience. This combination allows Anchor to produce the longest lasting tents in the industry that continue to deliver revenue long after they have paid for themselves.

  • Exceptional CUSTOMER SERVICE

    Here’s another reason Anchor customers call on us year after year. The unmatched service and personal attention our team delivers will help position you to grow your business cost-effectively and with confidence.

Exceptional design. Superior quality. Unparalleled service.

We are a team of professionals and craftspeople providing unparalleled service to our customers, partners and each other. We believe in lean principles and practice lean methods to produce high quality fabric products in standard configurations and for engineered- to-order projects when requirements are consistent with our company values, purpose, goals and strategies.


Our Purpose

We protect lives and assets, celebrate life, and increase productivity for people who live, work and play outdoors. We do this by imagining, designing, manufacturing and selling high quality fabric-based products that serve the needs of our event rental, outdoor living, and specialty markets customers.

Our Values

  • Every function; every department; every Team Member engages
  • Growth comes from learning and owning improvement
  • Respect the uniqueness of every individual
  • Lead with humility
  • Manage change with courage and creativity
  • Family
  • Made in
  • High Quality
  • Exceptional
    Customer Service

Our History

Anchor Industries, founded in 1892, began as a small riverboat supply house located on the Ohio River. Anchor Supply Company, as it was known then, furnished oil, groceries, paint and other supplies to the steamboat trade. Due to a growing demand for water-proof covers, Anchor’s founder, Louis A. Daus, added canvas goods to the line of merchandise. Today, with 300 skilled workers and over 350,000 square feet of production capacity in Evansville, Indiana, Anchor is one of the world’s most respected producers of event, party, and wedding tents, awnings and outdoor fabricshade solutions, fabric buildings and structures, safety pool covers, fire shelters, military products, and other custom fabric and frame products.

Throughout its long history, Anchor has pioneered numerous industry-changing innovations including vinyl tent technology, aluminum frame tents, awnings and outdoor fabricshade solutions, safety pool covers, fire shelters and military products. Some of Anchor’s notable achievements include:

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Fiesta® frame tents are credited with creating a whole new market and starting the tent rental industry when introduced in 1968

Creation of the Great American Flag in 1980 – at the time the largest ever measuring 411′ x 210′ and weighing nearly 7 tons

Century® high peak tension tents are so well known in the industry that customers ask for them by name and brides think of the word “Century” as synonymous with “wedding tent”

Awarded the 1988 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for the six-state Chicago Region V

Awarded Outstanding Value Engineering on military Temper Tent contracts

Anchor FUNbrella designed as original waterpark shade product

Ballfield covers designed and manufactured for the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs

Anchor tents have appeared in major Hollywood movies, red carpet premiers, Olympic games, golf championships, NASCAR events, presidential inaugurations, circus venues and Disney World

Awarded Century Certificate from Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson

IFAI Outstanding Achievement for Air Structures: Carnegie Hall Gala Tent

IFAI Outstanding Achievement for Tent Manufacturing & Design: Venetian Theater at Caramoor

2015 IFAI Innovation Award: WeatherShield Wall Attachment Technology

Innovative Cross Star solid vinyl safety pool cover replaces virtually any existing cover on the market

Creation of EZ Connect aluminum frame kit-style awnings

For decades, Anchor has set the standard for quality, design, and innovation in the industries it serves and credits the long history of growth and vitality to its greatest assets: talented employees and loyal customers. The company’s strong, diversified foundation and caring, motivated Team Members have allowed Anchor to continually strengthen its product offering and look to the future with confidence for continued success.