Despite some rough weather hitting some of our members in southern New England and the mid-Atlantic area, the NECPA 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo was still an outstanding regional event. Members from around the region and suppliers from across the globe came to experience the exciting educational sessions, hands-on demos and amazing networking... more
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... more
Please bring your scrap and used fabric, small or large, and be a part of our 6th annual Recycle and Repurpose Collection at the NECPA Conference and Expo, January 21-23, 2016. Add your company to the growing list of NECPA members who are creating a “greener” North East by donating leftover and used fabric to this grass roots collection... more
As a longtime member and current Vice President, I’ve always appreciated the NECPA Annual Meeting and Expo as a wonderful opportunity to learn about the latest advances in our industry. This year is no exception. Together with MFA and PAMA, our board members have put together a fantastic educational experience for each day of this year’s event... moreFor over 20 years, the NECPA Annual Meeting & Expo has been the ONLY show in the North East dedicated to the canvas and outdoor fabrics industry. Each year, qualified buyers and industry leaders from the awning and marine industries choose to kick off their business year at our event.
As a member for more than a decade, I’m proud to... more
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... more
Installing awnings and screen systems in areas where salt laden air is present requires extra care on the part of the owner. Salt air is extremely corrosive on all objects including "Non-Ferrous" metals like stainless steel and aluminum.
A lot of material is published regarding the effects of salt laden air and salt water on many... more
Know the codes that will keep your clients and your projects from going up in flames.It’s a familiar story. Your client specifies a product and you build it to their direction. Everything is fine until it comes time for installation, when suddenly the local code official throws a curve ball—a flammability... more
The 2016 North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Annual Meeting & Expo is anticipated to be the largest event of its kind on the East coast, and one of the largest in NECPA history. But it's not the size of event that should impress you, it's the quality. The 2015 Board of Directors is bringing in in talent and expertise from across... more