In Memoriam: David M. King, 1954 - 2017

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of a great man. David M. King, owner of C.E. King and Sons, current NECPA board member and past President, passed away February 11, 2017, after a brave battle with leukemia. He was 62. Born on September 21, 1954, in Southampton, NY, he grew up in Springs, NY, graduating from East Hampton High School in 1973.

Event Recap: The New Face of the IFAI Expo

I attended the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo last week in North Carolina with several other members of the board of directors. I’ve attended IFAI for the past 10 years and  was pleasantly surprised by all of the positive changes that were evident at this year’s event. Ed Keough, NECPA Board Member was there as an exhibitor with his company Futureguard Building Products. He had this to say: 

NECPA, What's It All About?

I was a member for years, but strictly in a monetary capacity. The extent of my involvement consisted of paying annual dues and clipping a chance coupon from a booklet I received as a member benefit. Little did I know what I was missing!  While the dues we receive are a crucial component of our survival, it is not the heart and soul of this organization. It does not define who we are.

Multiple Industry Events Kickoff the Start of a Strong Year for the Awning and Marine Canvas Industries

January and February have been chock-full of events for the canvas industry and I’m finding myself on a whirlwind tour to connect with as many canvas professionals as I can in the next several weeks. We kicked off the year with the  Marine Fabricators Conference in January, where we got insight into the latest innovations and business strategies for the marine canvas industry. The NECPA Annual Meeting and Expo followed shortly after and was filled with exciting sessions, hands-on demos and the first ever LiveStream of the event!

Lean Manufacturing Experts Top List of Panelists for the NECPA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo

Springfield, MA (PRWeb) December 29, 2015Leading Industry Event Provides Vital Learning Opportunities for Awning and Marine Professionals at North East Canvas Products Association Event.

Antone "Tony" DaCosta

It is with a heavy heart that we report the loss of a great individual in our industry. Antone “Tony” DaCosta of DaCosta Awning Company passed away on September 19 after a long illness. He will be missed by all. In this month's blog article, we would like to celebrate Tony and his accomplishments by providing some insights into his life and family. 

Flammability Requirements on the Rise

Know the codes that will keep your clients and your projects from going up in flames.

Boost Your Leads with Email Marketing

At the NECPA, email has always been an important part of reaching out to promote our Annual Meeting and Expo. In 2015 we employed a more aggressive email strategy than ever, sending over 15,000 emails to promote our regional show. Last year, our marketing campaigns last year resulted in the highest number of show pre-registrations in our history. We know email was an important part of that, and for that reason I want to make sure that all of our members are leveraging email marketing to reach out to their own contacts to boost their own sales.

2015 Member Coupons Now Available Online

As we announced earlier this year, the NECPA Member Coupons will now be available online all year long. This new online format allows vendors to offer continual updates and "flash sales" all year long, and ensures that members can access their coupons at their convenience and at any time. We encourage members to check back regularly to see the new coupons that have been added. For information and a video demonstrating how to access the coupons, please read this post.

Be a Part of Our Recycle and Repurpose Collection Event at the NECPA Conference and Expo

Please join in our 5th annual Recycle and Repurpose Collection at the NECPA Conference and Expo, January 22-24, 2015. Bring your scrap and used fabric, small or large, to this grass roots collection drive and help create a “greener” North East.

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