It was another great month on The Hog Ring. We reported the latest industry news, highlighted some awesome concepts and even featured a few projects. Here’s a look back at May 2016!
Chevrolet received a ton of complaints about the C6 Corvette’s seats. Thankfully it listened, improving the C7 model’s sport buckets by leaps and bounds.
Interested in learning more about carpet binder and sergers, we reached out to Mal Maher, CEO of NC Carpet Binding & Equipment, to get the scoop.
In his latest article for The Shop magazine, veteran trimmer Harry Weimann teaches rookies how to replace a suspended headliner.
It’s up to auto trimmers to dispel myths and educate customers on why leather is, and has been for millennia, an ethical and sustainable product.
Check out Kee Auto Top’s May 2016 newsletter for the latest sales and promotions on convertible tops and a helpful “Trimmer Tip.”
Johnson Controls‘ “ID15” concept interior has been turning heads since its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, especially its glowing door panels.
Upcycler Max McMurdo bought a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle for $1,000 and transformed it into 25 different pieces of furniture worth $7,200.
If you think the glowing fabric in the “ID15” interior is just another fruitless concept, think again. Another firm is developing a similar technology.
Check out the May 2016 issue of Electron Top’s newsletter “Keep in Touch!” for the latest product news and some thoughts on quality manufacturing.
Mary Godin is a pattern cutter at LeBaron Bonney Company. She’s also 82 years old, a great-great grandmother, and has no plans to retire.
Automotive Interiors Expo brings together automakers, interior manufacturers, suppliers and trimmers to discuss the latest trends in the industry.
Ford Motor Company has announced a new achievement in recycling: It’s recapturing CO2 to create foam and plastic interior components.
Aston Martin gave a pile of discarded leather to three of its interior designers and tasked them with producing something unique, artistic and innovative.
The Bugatti Veyron is arguably the most advanced supercar of all time. However, its interior is still handcrafted using old-world techniques.
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Congrats to India Polkinghorn of Loungy Upholstery in Cumbria, England, for her City & Guilds Lion Awards nomination!
We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the field of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page.
The Haartz Corporation is sponsoring the sixth annual “Topless in Miami” convertible competition in Florida. Check it out!