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Survey Finds Drivers Still Love Convertible Tops

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 11th, 2017

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Not so long ago industry insiders were warning that convertible vehicles were a dying breed — but not anymore. In recent years, open-air vehicles have seen an extraordinary resurgence, with automakers manufacturing more soft-top models and Haartz Corporation continuing to develop fabric technology.

Car drivers have also reaffirmed their love for convertible vehicles. In fact, a recent consumer opinion survey conducted by Haartz found that key demographics prefer convertible soft tops over fixed roofs, and that 90% of convertible owners drive their cars year round.

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What’s New at Albright’s Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on January 6th, 2017

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Albright’s Supply is kicking off the New Year with some awesome sales and promotions! Check out their January 2017 newsletter for details.

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How Albright’s Supply Saves Trim Shops Money

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 22nd, 2016

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Have you ever ordered materials from one supplier only to find out later that another sells the same thing for significantly less? Has a supplier ever charged you more for shipping than the actual product you ordered? Were you ever made to wait so long for a delivery that the customer cancelled the job?

Scenarios like this stink. But they’re common when dealing with subpar suppliers.

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What’s New at Albright’s Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on December 2nd, 2016

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Albright’s Supply is celebrating Christmas and ringing in the New Year with a slew of awesome sales and promotions. Check out their December newsletter for details.

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The Juki 28010-7x Will Revolutionize Your Shop!

Published by Naseem Muaddi on November 25th, 2016

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In the market for a new sewing machine? Then check out the Juki 28010-7x — an innovative, high-end industrial machine that won’t break the bank.

For a limited time, NC Carpet Binding and Equipment is offering this Juki machine for a special low price to every member of The Hog Ring.

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What’s New at Albright’s Supply?

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 16th, 2016

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Albright’s Supply kicked off the month by announcing Chris Parker of Everything Upholstery as the winner of their “Spooktacular Giveaway.” But the fun has only just begun. Check out their November newsletter for their latest promotions!

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Use Hydes’ Nappa Leather for that ‘Molded’ Look

Published by Naseem Muaddi on November 14th, 2016

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Auto upholstery professionals who work with leather must develop a deep knowledge of its characteristics. After all, there’s a lot to consider: quality, grain, color, feeling, durability, treatment, application, etc.

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Electron Top Wants You to Vote Smart

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 7th, 2016

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Electron Top‘s November 2016 issue of “Keep in Touch!” reminds readers how important it is to stay politically engaged — a worthwhile read considering tomorrow is Election Day.

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The Winner of the ‘Spooktacular Giveaway’ is…

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on November 1st, 2016

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Chris Parker of Everything Upholstery in Hillsboro, Tennessee, wins the Albright’s Supply “Spooktacular Giveaway!” His prize is a brand new Consew sewing machine! How cool is that?

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Alea Leather’s Guide to the 2016 SEMA Show

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on October 28th, 2016

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Look out for Alea Leather at the 2016 SEMA Show on November 1 – 4 in Las Vegas, where they’re hosting Will Castro of Velocity’s hit TV show “Unique Rides,” showcasing their premium leather seat covers and sponsoring a long list of gorgeous vehicle builds.

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