It was another busy month on The Hog Ring. We reported the latest industry news, introduced a new illustration to our Design Studio, celebrated April Fool’s Day and Earth Day, and more! Here’s a look back at April 2016!
To appeal to budget buyers, Kia Motors just announced it will offer its 2017 Rio sedan without upholstery.
Still transforming car seats into office chairs for fun? Porsche nabbed the idea from trimmers and is now selling its own line of office furniture for big bucks.
In 1961, General Motors sought to differentiate itself from the competition by offering fashionable convertible tops in a variety of patterns.
Check out Kee Auto Top‘s April 2016 newsletter for the latest sales and promotions on convertible tops, sew foam and more!
The Hog Ring Design Studio continues its popular “door panel series” by adding a new illustration to the mix: the 1967-68 Ford Mustang.
Dash Saver, an auto upholstery shop in Albuquerque, experienced a close call when its owner found the business broken into and vandalized.
The Haartz Corporation has announced the formation of a joint venture with the Minth Group, a leading supplier of vehicle trim and components in China.
Check out the Rexel ST-3/K pneumatic-lifting table. With a height-positioning system that enables it to rise to 50″, you’ll never strain to lift another bench seat.
We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page.
Pick up a copy of the May 2016 issue of The Shop to read our exclusive interview with Dan Miller, the master trimmer behind the VLF Force 1’s interior.
If you know a young trimmer moving the auto upholstery industry in a new and exciting direction, nominate him or her for SEMA’s “35 Under 35.”
With its annual Interiors Conference just weeks away, WardsAuto has announced its list of the auto industry’s “10 Best Interiors.”
Check out this ashtray hidden in the knob of a gear shifter. It was written about in the December 1929 issue of Popular Mechanics.
In a recently published shop profile, Don Kasprzyk of Kasper’s Inside Rides in Wisconsin perfectly summed up the importance of word-of-mouth marketing.
On this Earth Day we’re reminded of the environmental impact of cars and honor those industry manufacturers who work to ensure a sustainable future.
Although most sidecars feature micro tonneau covers, some owners have taken it upon themselves to custom fabricate manual-folding convertible tops.
After a car seat is designed but before it’s ready for production, automakers turn to the old tradition of clay modeling to transform their illustration into a prototype.
Autoblog recently published a short video on how to clean and maintain the synthetic fabric. The process is quick and easy.