This month was a lot of fun! We launched a sewing challenge, profiled some awesome shops, went on a rant and even announced a new industry award! Here’s a look back at March 2018.
Albright’s Supply is giving away phone banks because they know trimmers use their smart phones to keep in touch with customers, look up design ideas and order products.
Auto trimmers across the United States took our tiny binding challenge, and even put their own spin on the assignment.
After 19 years of hard work and faithful service, Cathy is retiring from Electron Top, where she specialized in phone sales, shipping claims, receivables and so much more.
Raymond Grima of Raymond Upholstery passed away this week after months of intensive care for gunshot wounds he sustained while working in his shop.
Haartz, the auto industry’s leading manufacturer of convertible softtop fabric, has launched a three-prong strategy to counter the sale of inferior, import tops.
A fire erupted at Anthony’s Custom Upholstery in Hollywood, Maryland, this week, injuring one employee and causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Matt Dollar of The Upholstery Shop was recently profiled in his local newspaper, but not for his sewing skills. Rather, for impersonating Elvis Presley.
There’s a unique and personal story behind every independent auto upholstery shop. Marine & Auto Custom Interiors in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, is no different.
Remember the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing’s plaid upholstery? Mercedes-Benz just announced that it’s bringing the fabric back!
Aston Martin just unveiled an all-new electric and autonomous concept car that’s trimmed in silk and cashmere — giving it one of the most luxurious cabins in the industry.
An auto trimmer is responsible for the tuck and roll upholstery featured on the amplifiers and speaker cabinets of some of the most iconic rock bands.
We scoured the internet for the latest employment opportunities in the craft of auto upholstery and posted them on our jobs page.
Photographer Matthew Casteel recently published a book titled “American Interiors,” which features compelling photographs of U.S. servicemen’s car interiors.
Mercedes-Benz recently got into some hot water when a customer found out the seats in his 2018 E-Class SE weren’t entirely upholstered in leather.
Residents in Macomb, Illinois, love George’s Auto Glass & Trim so much that local officials have declared a holiday to celebrate the shop’s service and dedication to the community.
Ever wonder how Katzkin, manufacturer of leather seat covers, got its company name? The story might surprise you.
Auto trimmers spends 40+ hours a week sitting in a garage surrounded by awesome cars, where they operate a large industrial machine that pierces through animal hide at blazing speeds.
Deborah Schultz-Pawloski, the shop’s third-generation owner, says her grandfather Clyde H. Schultz founded the business in 1917 in Flint, Michigan.
How does your auto upholstery work stack up against other shops? Find out by submitting a recent project for the NC Auto Interior of the Year Award.
That’s not all! Visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to see what other trimmers are up to. You can also join in the latest industry discussions by registering for our Auto Upholstery Forum.