Find a Job in Auto Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 26th, 2016

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Are you an out-of-work auto trimmer? Fear not. We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page. Best of all, we’ll continue to do so – so check back often!

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Let’s Help India Win a 2016 People’s Choice Award

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 25th, 2016

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Congrats to India Polkinghorn of Loungy Upholstery in Cumbria, England, for her City & Guilds Lion Awards nomination! The 23-year-old trimmer is up for a 2016 People’s Choice award in recognition of her hard work, dedication and passion for the craft of auto upholstery. Together we can help her win!

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Follow Haartz on Social Media for News & Prizes

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 24th, 2016

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If you don’t follow The Haartz Corporation on Facebook and Twitter, you’re missing out on exciting news, product information, contests and more! In fact, they recently sponsored a social media contest pegged to the Motor Press Guild‘s annual “Droptops & Dirt” event in Malibu, in which Haartz gave away a $250 Amazon gift card and swag.

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Inside Bugatti’s World-Renowned Upholstery Shop

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 23rd, 2016

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The Bugatti Veyron is arguably the most advanced supercar of all time. However, its interior is still handcrafted using old-world techniques. Check out this episode of “How It’s Made: Dream Cars” for a behind-the-scenes look at the super luxury automaker’s upholstery shop in Mulsanne, France, and see how its trimmers wrap the Veyron’s door panels.

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Aston Martin: Turning Scrap Leather into Art

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 20th, 2016

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What’s the most interesting thing you created from scrap material? British automaker Aston Martin recently gave a pile of discarded leather to three of its interior designers and tasked them with producing something unique, artistic and innovative.

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Ford Recycles CO2 to Create Foam and Plastic

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 18th, 2016

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Ford Motor Company has always been a leader in the use of recycled materials. They’ve employed everything from old pants and plants to uncirculated cash and water bottles in the construction of their interiors. Now the automaker has announced a new achievement in recycling: It’s recapturing CO2 to create foam and plastic.

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Attend Automotive Interiors Expo 2016

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 17th, 2016

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Did you miss last week’s WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Detroit, Michigan? No problem. You still have time to register for next week’s Automotive Interiors Expo in Stuttgart, Germany.

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LeBaron Bonney’s Oldest (and Coolest) Employee

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 16th, 2016

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Mary Godin is a pattern cutter at antique auto upholstery manufacturer LeBaron Bonney Company. She’s also 82 years old, a great-great grandmother, and has no plans to retire. Intrigued by her spunky personality and passion for the craft, a local newspaper in Massachusetts decided to profile her.

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Find Out What’s New at Electron Top

Published by Naseem Muaddi on May 13th, 2016

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Check out the May 2016 issue of Electron Tops newsletter “Keep in Touch!” for the latest product news, some thoughts on quality manufacturing and a special ode to mothers everywhere.

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Ready or Not, Glowing Fabric is Coming

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 12th, 2016

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If you think the glowing fabric in Johnson Controls’ “ID15” interior is just another fruitless concept, think again. Roch de Preneuf, director of business development at EFI Lighting, gave a talk at this week’s WardsAuto Interiors Conference in Detroit, Michigan, where he unveiled that his firm is developing a similar technology and eager to push it to market.

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