Leaving a Legacy: Porter Auto Trim

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 18th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Leaving a Legacy Porter Auto Trim

After 40 years of doing automotive upholstery, Don of Porter Auto Trim in San Francisco, California, closed up shop in 2012 and moved to Alabama with his wife.

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Trimmers Named to List of Curious Jobs

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 17th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Trimmers Named to List of Curious Jobs

What do auto trimmers and car sniffers have in common? Both just made Spanish automaker SEAT’s list of “The Five Most Curious Professions in the Auto Industry.”

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Shop Profile: Indian Trimmer A Balan

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 16th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Shop Profile Indian Trimmer A Balan

Indian trimmer A Balan was recently asked to write an essay for his local newspaper The Hindu, telling readers about his career in the craft of auto upholstery. His first-person account provides an interesting glimpse into the life of a trimmer on the other side of the globe.

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Bentley to Trim Cars in Jellyfish Leather

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 15th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Bentley to Trim Cars in Jellyfish Leather

Bentley Motors is renowned for upholstering its cars in 20 premium hides, but that soon may change. The luxury automaker just announced plans to offer a vegan option in which leather will be replaced with fabric made from mushrooms and jellyfish.

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Save Big on Marine Canvas at Albright’s Supply

Published by Nadeem Muaddi on May 12th, 2017

The Hog Ring - Albright's Supply is Ready for Boat Season 1

If your auto upholstery shop also repairs boat interiors, check out this month’s Albright’s Supply newsletter, which offers a significant discount on Recacril marine canvas. (more…)