As auto trimmers, we are fortunate to be working in an industry replete with quality manufacturers and suppliers.
Among them, the following companies have signed on to become sponsors of The Hog Ring – championing our cause to strengthen and grow the auto upholstery community, as well as helping to offset the cost of running this website.
Please show your gratitude and support by giving them your business.
Specializing in automotive and marine trim, Albright’s Supply has one of the largest inventories in the United States and a network that extends throughout the country.
They’re known and trusted throughout the upholstery industry for providing outstanding value and superior customer service. In fact, Albright’s Supply will often go out of their way to find customers trim products they don’t carry, and even provide free shipping on all orders of $150 or more.
Family owned and operated since 1947, Albright’s Supply has its feet planted firmly in our craft. Chris Albright, who runs the company, is a second-generation trimmer who grew up cutting, sewing and installing seat covers just like us.
Set up a business account today by calling: (662) 287-1451. You can even browse their products and shop online at AlbrightsSupply.com.
Trim shops seeking high-quality aftermarket automotive hides turn to Apex Leather.
Based in Hickory, North Carolina, Apex Leather is a multigenerational company with decades of experience in leather production for automotive applications.
Apex Leather is not just a distributor. They work with the best tanneries in the United States, Italy and Brazil to source, develop and design premium automotive leather for an affordable price. Apex also compliments each leather with a matching Serafil thread, carries Dinamica microsuede and Apex Ultra Square Weave carpet. Apex continues to finish leather at their facility in North Carolina, where their entire catalog of products is stocked and shipped.
Aside from outstanding products, Apex is renowned for their superior customer service. Their QC team inspects every hide before it’s shipped, and a sales rep is only a call away.
Set up a trade account today by calling: (800) 402-7195 or visiting ApexLeather.com.
Douglass Interior Products
Since 1972, Douglass Interior Products has been providing exceptional materials for the auto, marine, aircraft and interior design industries.
As a family-owned company, Douglass takes pride in their relationship with customers. In fact, they’re renowned for offering the finest quality products – including Scottish leather and sheepskin. They all carry a wide range of synthetic materials, carpets and fabrics. Douglass also carries their own line of leather-safe cleaning products.
All Douglass products are backed with their famous “Non-Stop Service” — which means they’ll always exceed your expectations with consistent, courteous and professional service.
To learn more about Douglass Interior Products or request samples, call (800) 722-7272 or visit DouglassInteriorProducts.com.
GAHH Automotive Group
Trimmers know GAHH Automotive Group as the manufacturer of GAHH-brand aftermarket soft tops and interior trim. But did you know they also own Robbins Auto Top and E-Z ON Auto Tops?
Together, the three companies are a powerhouse in the auto trim industry, sharing knowledge, resources and expertise across manufacturing plants. In fact, there aren’t too many trim shops in the United States that haven’t ordered and installed one of their tops.
GAHH manufactures its products in North Hollywood, California. Robbins is based in nearby Oxnard, California. Meanwhile, E-Z ON has its headquarters in Iva, South Carolina.
The Haartz Corporation is a world leader in highly engineered and uniquely designed convertible toppings and interior surface materials.
Employing over 400 people worldwide, Haartz has been a trusted automotive supplier since 1907, and continues to be privately owned and operated by the Haartz family. Since it’s founding, Haartz has been an innovator in the areas of style and design. Currently the company focuses on advanced weaving and embossing technologies that give both OEM and aftermarket designers freedom of expression.
The company’s world headquarters and North American manufacturing operations are located in Acton, Massachusetts, with additional manufacturing in Mannheim, Germany and coming soon to Pune, India. Beyond these manufacturing locations, Haartz maintains sales offices in Detroit, Munich, Tokyo, Delhi and Chongqing, China.
To read more about Haartz, including why you should only trust convertible tops manufactured with their topping, visit Haartz.com.
Hydes Leather isn’t just North America’s leading source for OEM leathers, they also do custom dyeing, color-matching, perforation, embossing, etching, embroidery, skiving and weaving.
Hydes only deals with high-grade leather treated specifically for use in automobiles. They selected their products from the highest-quality raw materials. Their premium tanneries use light, breathable protective coatings for wear resistance and UV protection — not the heavy plastic-feeling top coat you’ll find on inferior products.
What’s more, Hydes‘ only sources its products from cattle farms where the climate is cold and the caretakers use European farming practices. This ensures the leather is thick and strong, and there are less bug bites and no barbed wire blemishes for trimmers to cut around. The result is higher yields from every hide, less waste, less environmental impact and more profit for shops.
To learn more about Hydes Leather, including their products and services, visit HydesLeather.com.
Keyston Bros is one of the oldest and largest distributors of fabric and supplies in the upholstery industry.
The company was founded in 1868 as a small, manufacturer of whips and lashes, but has since grown to become one of North America’s leading suppliers and innovators of fabrics, vinyls, leathers and textiles. They serve numerous markets, including automotive and marine.
With more than 200 employees at 20 warehouses and branches across the United States, there’s always a Keyston Bros location close by.
Founded in 1923, Miami Corporation is a premier distributor of automotive interior and exterior trim for OEM and aftermarket companies.
With more than 25,000 products in stock, Miami Corporation has everything you need to get the job done. They also serve the marine, contract, awning and outdoor living markets.
Miami Corporation is based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has distribution centers in Jacksonville, Florida, and Reno, Nevada — ensuring quick delivery nationwide. Their 14 customer service reps are standing by to help upholstery shops with their orders.
NC Carpet Binding & Equipment
For nearly 70 years NC Carpet Binding and Equipment has been an industry-leading manufacturer of industrial sewing machines for upholstery, carpet, netting and turf.
Founded by family members Maliad Maher and Joseph Caplan after World War II, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment has a long history of innovation and is renowned for developing a range of custom sewing machines. In fact, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment is credited with inventing the first bobbin-less, zigzag, double chain lock stitch machine to bind carpets in one pass, as well as the first bobbin-less portable carpet binder and portable serger.
Today, NC Carpet Binding & Equipment has a large selection of high-quality sewing machines for a range of industries — including automotive upholstery.
To learn more about NC Carpet Binding & Equipment’s products and services, call toll free: (800) 526-1184 or visit N-CCarpet.com.
Premium Auto Fabrics
Premium Auto Fabrics is an online retailer of luxury automotive fabrics.
They sell high-end vinyl, leather, suede and other premium fabrics, including Alcantara, to transform any car’s interior into a work of art fit for the showroom.
They’re committed to building meaningful relationships with car enthusiasts across the United States. They do that by only selling the highest-quality leather and fabrics, while providing an unmatched customer experience.