NORTH EAST CANVAS PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

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ABOUT NECPA

The North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) is a trade association dedicated to the growth and improvement of the canvas and outdoor fabric industry. Our organization's mission is three-fold: 

Business Development

To develop the business and professional skills of its members

Foster Community

To foster a spirit of fair dealings and free exchange of opinion on matters pertaining to the canvas products industry

Share Knowledge

To disseminate among members any information or opinions that will tend to greater efficiency and economy

Membership in NECPA is open to manufacturers and fabricators of canvas and other outdoor fabric-based products; equipment and service suppliers to the trade; and distributors, wholesalers, and retailers of outdoor fabric-related products and services.



OUR HISTORY


Founded in 1920, the North East Canvas Products Association has been furthering the growth and education of canvas-related business and professionals for nearly 100 years, one of the oldest associations of its kind. Through quality educational programs and networking opportunities, members are able to improve their businesses by:

  • Learning new skills
  • Connecting with new vendors and business partners
  • Accessing marketing opportunities
  • Keeping informed of new products and technology

As an affiliated zone of the Industrial Fabric Association International, NECPA has been, and continues to be, a leader in the canvas product industry, providing substantial support to the growth and development of its members and their businesses.

AFFILIATES

Industrial Fabrics Association International

IFAI is a not-for-profit trade association comprised of member companies representing the global specialty fabrics marketplace. IFAI invests its revenue to advance the industry and support member companies. For more information on IFAI, please visit www.ifai.com.

 

Marine Fabricators Association

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) is a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI). The purpose of MFA is to provide resources and programs for marine fabricators; to establish standards of excellence for business practices, products, and craftsmanship; and to establish and maintain an identity for marine fabricators. Membership in the MFA is open to all marine fabricators and suppliers to the marine industry. For more information on MFA, please visit www.marinecanvas.com.

 

Professional Awning Manufacturers Association

The Professional Awning Manufacturers Association (PAMA) of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is the only international trade association committed to supporting the awning industry. Membership is open to current members of IFAI that manufacture and/or supply materials to the awning industry. PAMA provides a forum to exchange information, solve common problems, and develop mutually beneficial relationships. For more information on PAMA, please visit www.awninginfo.com.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who Should Join The NECPA?

Membership in NECPA is open to manufacturers and fabricators of canvas and other outdoor fabric-based products; equipment and service suppliers to the trade; and distributors, wholesalers, and retailers of outdoor fabric-related products and services.


My Company Is A Member Of NECPA, Do I Need To Join?

No, membership is for organizations only. All owners and employees of the member business are automatically eligible to receive NECPA benefits.


What Is The Membership Fee?

The NECPA membership fee is $135/year and covers all owners and employees of the member business.


How Do I Pay For My Membership?

Paying for your membership is easy. NECPA accepts all major credit cards and payment may be made through our secure website upon completion of your membership application.


How Do I Access My Member Benefits?

To access your member benefits such as discounts on event registration, you must login in with your company's login credentials. Please see your company's membership administrator for that information.


How Can I Become A Sponsor On Your Website Or Emails?

We have many sponsorship opportunities available for our members on our website , email newsletters and at our Annual Meeting & Expo. You can contact us through the website contact form for more information.

In order to comply with current online security standards, payment for both membership and events uses a secure online payment system that only accepts credit and debit cards. If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card, please contact president@necpa.org so that special arrangements can be made. Memberships and event registrations paid by check are credited according to the date they are received.

NECPA Membership for organizations runs for the calendar year. This means that whether your organization pays membership dues in January or September, you are paying for the current calendar year unless that year has previously been paid. All organization memberships expire on December 31st of the calendar year.

Memberships renewal reminders go out 30 days before expiration. This encourages all members to renew before their membership expires at the end of the year. This is done to ensure that members are paid in full before they register for the expo in January each year. If you try to register in January, but your membership expired on 12/31, then you would not be eligible for the member discount with your registration. To avoid this confusion for the membership, we encourage renewals in December before the expo.

There are subsequent renewal reminders sent out 14 days before expiration, as well as 14 days after expiration, and 30 days after expiration. We want to be sure that we catch everyone in the normal window where they would normally have had their membership processed so that they can take advantage of their member discount for expo registration.

PAST PRESIDENTS

*W.C. SMALL, 1920
*EMMERSON E. PEASE, 1921-23
*MILO H. YOUNG, 1924-25
*FREDERICK BOHL, 1926-1928
*ERNEST G. CASWELL, 1929
*DENNIS E. DURKIN, 1930-32
*J.A. BERGIN, 1933
*MILO H. YOUNG,  1934
*DAVID HAWTHORNE, SR.,  1935-38 
*GUY W. HUNTLEY, 1939-40
*LEROY W. CHILSON, 1941-42
*WALTER G. SWANSON, 1943-45
*WILLIAM J. GOLTRA, 1946-47
FRANK O. JOHNSON,  1948-49
*B. ALFRED PETERSON,  1950-51
*HARRY VAN RAALTE,  1952-53
*RALPH L. RAYMOND, JR.,  1954-55
*NICHOLAS G. STAUB I,  1956-57
ROBERT HARRIS,  1958-59
*DAVID HAWTHORNE, JR.,  1960-61
*H.R. PETERSON,  1962-63
*HENRY LEMIEUX,  1964-65
*KEITH PARRIS,  1966-67
  *G.T. NEWELL,  1968-69
NICHOLAS STAUB II,  1970-71
*E. WILLIAM JOHNSON,  1972-73
DAVID YENNACO,  1974-75
ANTONE M. DACOSTA,  1976-77
*GARDNER HUBBARD,  1978-79
*GREGORY RINDFUSS,  1980-81
JAMES MACMILLAN,  1982-83
SAM MAZARELLI,  1984-85
THOMAS GINTY,  1986-87
TRUDY FLANAGAN,  1988-89
RAYMOND ROCHELEAU,  1990-91
PHILLIP MICKELSON,  1992-93
NICHOLAS STAUB III,  1994-95
FRED READY,  1996-97
ED GHAREEB,  1998-99
JOHN DISANO,  2000-01
TED FRANKLIN,  2002-03
DAVE GHAREEB,  2004-05
DAVID KING,  2006-07
DAVE RANDA,  2008-09
TONYA RICKETTS,  2010-11
SCOTT MASSEY,  2012-13
MIKE CORNELL, 2016-2017
CHERYL YENNACO, 2017-2018
PETER DOUGLAS, 2018-2019

Website Privacy Policy

PRIVACY POLICY OF NORTH EAST CANVAS PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which North East Canvas Products Association ("NECPA") collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://www.necpa.com website ("Site"). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by NECPA.

PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect personally identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

NON-PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

WEB BROWSER COOKIES

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

HOW WE USE COLLECTED INFORMATION

NECPA collects and uses Users' personal information for the following purposes:

To personalize user experience

We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

To improve our Site

We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.

To improve customer service

Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs.

To administer a content, promotion, survey or other Site feature

To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.

To send periodic emails

The email address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

To send marketing collateral

The physical address Users provide for order processing, will only be used to send them information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, and/or other requests or questions. If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive marketing collateral that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, the User may contact us via our Site.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website's own terms and policies.

COMPLIANCE WITH CHILDREN'S ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our website is structured to attract anyone under 13.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

NEPCA has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy and terms of service. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

North East Canvas Products Association

31 Fitch St

New Haven , CT 06515

info@necpa.org

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North East Canvas Products Association

203.479.9007

info@necpa.org


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