What a month! Not only did NC Carpet Binding & Equipment name its “Auto Interior of the Year” winners, but the 2021 SEMA Show took place, two industry giants merged, and much more. Here’s a look back at November 2021.
Lear Corporation just announced that it will acquire Kongsberg Automotive’s Interior Comfort Systems (ICS) division for more than $200 million.
Did you know that Ford manufactured 1,452 models of the 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500KR — and only six came with a saddle brown interior?
The top five finalists for the 2021 NC Auto Interior of the Year award have been chosen!
Congrats to RMD Garage in Long Beach, California, for winning the 2021 “NC Auto Interior of the Year” award!
Did you catch Haartz Corporation at Detroit 4Fest, the premier off-road festival in Michigan?
Trimmer Christopher Michele DiChiro of Johnston, Rhode Island, has died at age 64.
Volvo is doubling down on the whole vegan leather craze.
Tune in to the latest episode of NC Shop Talk to hear Oksana Ignatova of Stitch Girl Inc. talk about her growing custom interior shop in Wauconda, Illinois.
If WyoTech’s enrollment numbers are a sign of what’s to come, it looks like the trades are bouncing back.
International Leather Maker (ILM) is hosting a Digital Automotive Leather Supply Chain Forum next month.
Congrats to Derek Friesen and his team at Custom Creations Upholstery for winning the 2021 NC Auto Interior of Year “People’s Choice” award.
Trimmer Robert “Bob” D. Peltz Sr. of Chester Township, Ohio, has died at age 76.
The automotive interior industry is about to skyrocket, according to McKinsey & Company.
Many trim shops, especially those that primarily operate as installers or restylers, can make a lot of money selling products and services to car dealers.
If you attended the 2021 SEMA Show, chances are you spotted a vehicle that donned Haartz topping — because they were everywhere!
If you like innovative tools that make work easier and more precise, you’ll dig Mobile Solutions’ new Router Guide and Template Arc Guide System.
Tune in to the latest episode of NC Shop Talk to hear Bill Carlton of Motor Trend’s “Texas Metal” talk about his custom fabrication and automotive design shop.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in The Hog Ring community!
Are you in the market for a high-quality faux leather that looks distressed? Then check out Cheyenne from Keyston Bros.
Rex Pegg Fabrics announced that it has acquired Phoenix Trim & Supply, bringing the two regional upholstery suppliers under one management team.
Zac Palmer, a writer for Autoblog, is sick and tired of piano black and carbon fiber trim — and thinks you should be too.
Interested in sharing your skills and knowledge with the aftermarket industry? Then apply to become a speaker at the 2022 SEMA Show.
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