As auto trimmers, we are fortunate to be working in an industry replete with quality manufacturers and suppliers.

Among them, the following companies have signed on to become sponsors of The Hog Ring – championing our cause to strengthen and grow the auto upholstery community, as well as helping to offset the cost of running this website.

Please show your gratitude and support by giving them your business.

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Albright’s Supply

Specializing in automotive and marine trim, Albright’s Supply has one of the largest inventories in the United States and a network that extends throughout the country.

They’re known and trusted throughout the upholstery industry for providing outstanding value and superior customer service. In fact, Albright’s Supply will often go out of their way to find customers trim products they don’t carry, and even provide free shipping on all orders of $150 or more.

Family owned and operated since 1947, Albright’s Supply has its feet planted firmly in our craft. Chris Albright, who runs the company, is a second-generation trimmer who grew up cutting, sewing and installing seat covers just like us.

Set up a business account today by calling: (662) 287-1451. You can even browse their products and shop online at AlbrightsSupply.com.

Electron Top

Electron Top manufactures quality replacement convertible tops made to exact factory specifications. Their pattern list dates back to the early 1900s and includes nearly every domestic and import convertible top manufactured – from Chevy to Alfa Romeo and everything in between.

Electron Top sets the standard for how a business should be run. Their staff is knowledgeable, experienced and always available to answer installation questions.

As a third-generation, family-owned business, they also care about us little guys. In fact, Electron Top is one of the few convertible-top manufacturers left that refuses to  sell their products directly to the public – limiting their market to ensure that our prices aren’t affected. Now that’s loyalty!

Set up a business account today by calling toll free: (800) 221-4476. You can also browse their catalog online at ElectronTop.com.

Haartz Corporation

The Haartz Corporation is a world leader in highly engineered and uniquely designed convertible toppings and interior surface materials.

Employing over 400 people worldwide, Haartz has been a trusted automotive supplier since 1907, and continues to be privately owned and operated by the Haartz family. Since it’s founding, Haartz has been an innovator in the areas of style and design. Currently the company focuses on advanced weaving and embossing technologies that give both OEM and aftermarket designers freedom of expression.

The company’s world headquarters and North American manufacturing operations are located in Acton, Massachusetts, with additional manufacturing in Mannheim, Germany and coming soon to Pune, India. Beyond these manufacturing locations, Haartz maintains sales offices in Detroit, Munich, Tokyo, Delhi and Chongqing, China.

To read more about Haartz, including why you should only trust convertible tops manufactured with their topping, visit Haartz.com.

Hydes Leather

Hydes Leather isn’t just North America’s leading source for OEM leathers, they also do custom dyeing, color-matching, perforation, embossing, etching, embroidery, skiving and weaving.

Hydes only deals with high-grade leather treated specifically for use in automobiles. They selected their products from the highest-quality raw materials. Their premium tanneries use light, breathable protective coatings for wear resistance and UV protection — not the heavy plastic-feeling top coat you’ll find on inferior products.

What’s more, Hydes‘ only sources its products from cattle farms where the climate is cold and the caretakers use European farming practices. This ensures the leather is thick and strong, and there are less bug bites and no barbed wire blemishes for trimmers to cut around. The result is higher yields from every hide, less waste, less environmental impact and more profit for shops.

To learn more about Hydes Leather, including their products and services, visit HydesLeather.com.

Kee Auto Top

Kee Auto Top has been a leading manufacturer of convertible and vinyl tops since 1964. Their catalog includes tops for nearly every domestic and imported vehicle from 1940 to today.

Having originally started as an auto trim shop, Kee Auto Top understands the needs of top installers and shop owners alike. They know that quality products save trimmers time and money. That’s why their research and development team works diligently to ensure each of their patterns are precise for a perfect fit.

What’s more, Kee Auto Top only sells tops to trim shops as well as stocking distributors – so you know they have the best interest of independent shops at heart.

Set up a business account today by calling toll free: (800) 241-7046. You can also browse their catalog online at KeeAutoTop.com.

NC Carpet Binding & Equipment

For nearly 70 years NC Carpet Binding and Equipment has been an industry-leading manufacturer of industrial sewing machines for upholstery, carpet, netting and turf.

Founded by family members Maliad Maher and Joseph Caplan after World War II, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment has a long history of innovation and is renowned for developing a range of custom sewing machines. In fact, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment is credited with inventing the first bobbin-less, zigzag, double chain lock stitch machine to bind carpets in one pass, as well as the first bobbin-less portable carpet binder and portable serger.

Today, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment has a large selection of high-quality sewing machines for a range of industries — including automotive upholstery.

To learn more about NC Carpet Binding & Equipment’s products and services, call toll free: (800) 526-1184 or visit N-CCarpet.com.

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The Haartz Corporation