North East Canvas Products Association

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NECPA Trade Site

The North East Canvas Products Association — NECPA — is a trade association dedicated to helping outdoor fabric-related companies do business with one another and to generating interest in and demand for outdoor fabric-based products.

Membership in NECPA is open to fabricators, retailers, manufacturers, distributors, and service providers of outdoor fabric-based products. NECPA is a regional association serving businesses in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

This site is intended for members of the trade. If you are a consumer interested in learning more about products manufactured and sold by NECPA members, or if you want to find a retailer in your area, please visit the retail area of this site.

NECPA Membership Offers Many Advantages!

Annual dues of $135 brings NECPA members numerous benefits, including discounted fees at our annual Expo & Conference, a coupon book issued annually with values totaling more than the cost of membership, and the website development offer highlighted on our Member Message Board. The membership year runs from February 1 to January 31. Click here for more information, including how to join at any time. Or join during your online Conference & Expo registration!

Member Message Board

The annual NECPA regional Awning and Marine Canvas Products Show in Springfield was another great success and continues to grow each year. Watch the show page for photos, announcements of new officers and board members, and the winners of the Saturday raffle.

Members who have not yet renewed for 2014 are encouraged to do so now. Coupon books, issued to NECPA members only and valid throughout 2014, will be distributed to companies that have paid their dues for the February 2014 through January 2015 membership year.

NECPA Helps Relief Effort in the Philippines

Over the last few years, members of NECPA have been recycling waste acrylic awning fabric by making it into shelter tarps to be deployed when disaster strikes. The Philippine typhoon is just such a disaster. The tarps, which will provide much needed shelter to displaced Filipinos, are being sent by Americares (www.americares.org), based in Stamford, Connecticut, and by the Filipino American Charitable Trust (www.fact-usa.org). NECPA has also made a $500 cash donation to the latter organization.

Futureguard has sent more than 8,000 pounds of cut-off acrylic waste fabric to Awning Cleaning Industries, which is based in New Haven, Connecticut. Awning Cleaning handles the collection, processing, and tarp fabrication. In total, over 15,000 pounds of waste fabric have been recycled or repurposed by NECPA members.

If you would like to get involved, please bring your cut-off waste fabric to the NECPA EXPO in January, or contact Scott Massey at Awning Cleaning (scott@cleancanvas.com) if you would like to make and contribute tarps yourself.

Please thank our Sponsors with your support!

AmeriCares expressed appreciation to two NECPA members, Awning Cleaning Industries and Futureguard, for their donation of disaster relief tarp shelters fabricated from acrylic awning fabric. NECPA continues to encourage other manufacturers to save fabric and make tarps for this worthwhile cause. In addition, fabricators and manufacturers are invited to contact Scott Massey at Awning Cleaning (203-397-7400) to find out more about recycling old as well as new fabric.

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