It was a busy month on The Hog Ring. We covered industry news, highlighted shops, announced new products and more. Here’s a look back at November 2022.
Trimmer Cletus Rhodes Dies at 89
Trimmer Cletus Rhodes of Florence, Alabama, has died at age 89.
Chip Foose is Teaching at MasterTech Expo
We’ve all seen Chip Foose’s work and thought, “Damn, I wanna learn how to design cars like that.” Well, here’s our chance.
NC Now Sells Industry Leading CNC Sewing Machines!
Want to bolster your auto upholstery shop’s services and save a ton of time by adding a CNC sewing machine to the mix?
Trimmer Romayne Anderson Jr. Dies at 79
Trimmer Romayne Edward Anderson Jr. of Denton, Texas, has died at age 79.
Listen to Sid Chavers on NC Shop Talk!
Tune in to NC Shop Talk to hear Sid Chavers talk about his legendary career in the craft of auto upholstery.
Alcantara Plans to Use More Recycled Materials
Alcantara says it will increase the use of recycled polymers in its luxury material to make it more sustainable.
ECCO Wants to Take Mushroom Leather Global
ECCO Leather has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with a mushroom leather company.
Indian Trim Shop Destroyed in Massive Fire
A fire broke out at a trim shop in Aquem Baixo, India, gutting the business, damaging a house and destroying six vehicles.
Let’s Get an Industry Pro on SEMA’s Board of Directors
Want the auto upholstery industry to have more influence over SEMA? Nominate a leader to serve on its Board of Directors.
This Ferrari is Trimmed in Antelope and Buffalo Leather
Check out this Ferrari 812 GTS upholstered by Carlex Design in antelope and buffalo leather.
Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in The Hog Ring community!
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Carol Gallagher says
You recently reprinted an article from Destin Life about 4H Customs (or 4H Custom Upholstery or The Upholstery Man) regarding his “life story” which was very moving but not entirely true. Justin did what many disreputable people do; He shed his old business, bad business practices and worse customer relations and debts and created a new business. He took a deposit from me, but didn’t do the work and would not return my money. I sued him and won a default judgment, which he clearly is not going to pay. You see, guys like Justin may not pay their obligations, but they can find money to consult a lawyer, who told him not to show for the court date as it would be very difficult to collect. He is a grifter, a liar, a cheat and a phony. You might want to reconsider advertising for him.
Makrome Anahtarlık says
He took a deposit from me, but didn’t do the work and would not return my money. Thanks.