The inside of a car has to look— and feel— good. We discuss the interior and upholstery industries through regular columns, tech articles and product updates. If it goes on the inside of a car, you can find information on it here.
An economic impact study confirmed that the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry, made up of the original equipment, aftermarket, heavy duty and remanufacturing sectors, is the largest employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. The industry directly employs more than 734,000 American workers and generates nearly $355 billion in GDP contribution, or 2.3 percent of [...]
Speedway Motors has announced that it now offers its nostalgia-style Metalflake Steering Wheels in purple. The steering wheels feature a classic three-spoke design with lightening holes in each spoke and brilliant chrome plating.
Stewart Warner has introduced its new “Gauge Line” gauges, which are designed primarily for the entry-level customer. The Gauge Line includes 23 standard electrical and mechanical gauges that come in a complete kit that includes senders, tubing and hardware.
Harry Weimann discusses the difficulties he’s experienced trying to find quality employees for his trim shop, and how finding employees that possess professionalism and business skills is just as important as finding ones with great technical skills.
Classic Performance Products (CPP) has announced the release of its new Classic Fit five-way adjusting tilt steering columns. The columns, which will accept any 1967-1994 GM steering wheel or aftermarket adapter, are available with a GM-style key and include the key assembly, wiring and ignition switch.
Two new products have just been released by Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners that help a vehicle owner care for their car’s leather interior. The new LeatherTech Foaming Wash features a moisture-balanced foam that digs into any stain, while the LeatherTech Moisture Infusion Gel Cream provides multi-layer hydration and anti-aging properties to help nourish and protect the leather.
If you work in the highly specialized field of auto upholstery, you can’t afford to waste valuable time and money on broad marketing strategies that provide little in return. To be successful, your marketing techniques must be as specialized as the industry in which you operate. Here, Naseem Muaddi of TheHogRing.com discusses how to use car clubs and shows to market your business.
Upholstery shop owner Ace Eckleberry discusses ways to make the most of the time you spend at trade shows this year. The Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show marks the beginning of car show season for 2013.
Mike Zenone of Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) will conduct an hour-long seminar at the 2013 HRR Trade Show on the many DEI and Boom Mat products that provide a cost -effective and easy way to protect under-hood components from damaging heat, thermal and acoustic to improve interior comfort.
Flaming River has announced the release of its new five-position roadster-style tilt steering column. The new column can be used on classic trucks, roadsters and early 1953-1962 Corvettes. The company will have the new tilt steering column, as well as its other new products, on display in its booth at the 2013 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show.