With much of the United States laying under a thick blanket of snow and ice, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at a piece of technology that pre-dates the highly coveted Mercedes-Benz Airscarf – the luxury automaker’s neck-leveling heat system that functions like an invisible scarf.
Like any great finale, DLT Upholstery Supply‘s December issue of “The Upholstery & Trim News” starts off with a recap of highlights from the past year – including the release of DLT’s new 2013/2014 catalog and their first annual “Open House” event, which is scheduled to take place again June 6 – 7, 2014.
If you didn’t make it out to Las Vegas for SEMA 2013 last month, you missed the world’s largest gathering of the very best custom vehicles. But don’t fret – as you may have already realized, we took a lot of photos.
This is the first installment of a two-part series on the best custom truck interiors at the show.
Fortunately, the auto upholstery industry is one in which inductees into The Hog Ring‘s “Hall of Shame” are few and far between. Today, though, we have the unfortunate task of inducting Rick’s Upholstery in St. Joseph, MO.
A year-long federal and state investigation, followed by a sting that netted 43 arrests, revealed that the auto upholstery shop was used as a front for selling methamphetamine or “meth”.
I’ve been following Mobile Solutions online for quite some time, but I got a firsthand appreciation for the company’s work when I visited its booth at SEMA earlier this month. For those who don’t know, Mobile Solutions provides advanced training to professionals in mobile electronics and interior fabrication. The company also sells specialty tools you can’t find anywhere else.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in The Hog Ring community! Those of us in the auto upholstery industry work hard year round with rarely any breaks. What better way to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished than with a big hearty meal surrounded by the people we love?
If there was any doubt over the growing connection between the automotive and fashion industries, Lear Corporation – which, like Faurecia and Johnson Controls, manufactures car seats – recently staged a fashion show in which models strutted down the runway in outfits made of vehicle upholstery before striking a pose beside car seats.