Archive for the ‘Shop Profiles’ Category

Go Back in Time to Visit Martin Auto Body

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 14th, 2017

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We’ve all heard industry veterans say auto upholstery is an old, slow-changing craft. But these photographs we dug up at the Library of Congress really illustrate the point.

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Shop Profile: Marquarts Custom Creations

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on April 4th, 2017

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“Any job worth doing, is worth doing well,” says Marcus Marquart, owner of Marquart’s Custom Creations in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It’s a motto he follows both inside and outside of his garage.

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Sithole’s Upholstery: Slowly Building a Dream

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 16th, 2017

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For 30 years, Ratsela Sithole, a second-generation trimmer in Lobatse, Botswana, has been upholstering everything from office chairs to car interiors using only a manual sewing machine.

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Meet ‘Bus Driver Dave’ of Dido Upholstery

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on February 8th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Meet Bus Driver Dave of Dido Upholstery

David Gludt is loved throughout the city of Troy, Idaho. And it’s not just because his upholstery shop is a local staple. He’s also a neighborhood school bus driver, who’s been shuttling kids to class every day for three decades.

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UPDATE: Shop Profile of JNG Creations

Published by Naseem Muaddi on January 19th, 2017

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Check out our interview with Jean-Noël Greffeuille, master trimmer and owner of JNG Creations, in the February 2017 issue of The Shop magazine.

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