They’ve got it covered

October 1st, 2022

Fisher Boat Covers specializes in single-piece covers that go well below the water line. This keeps wind and water from getting in. Photo: Fisher Boat Covers Although much of the country experienced a heat wave this summer, just as sure as morning follows night, cold weather has arrived.  In the Northeast and Midwest, thousands of boat […]

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A focus on what we do best

April 1st, 2022

If a college friend hadn’t had extra space in a harborside building he was renting in downtown Bellingham, Greg Keeler may have never started up Washington-based marine canvas company Oyster Creek Canvas Co. After earning a degree in environmental policy and assessment, the lifelong boating enthusiast had spent several years in a related desk job. […]

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Efficient solutions for tarp and truck cover manufacturers

November 1st, 2020

Tarp and truck cover manufacturers look to new equipment, employee input and supplier partnerships for more efficient production.  by Carol Brzozowski Good economic times or bad, businesses always have the goal of increasing profit. Even during times of economic uncertainty, companies strive for profitability through strategies such as more accurate job costing, moving into new […]

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Shane Cossette and TRS Industries keep customers covered, improve existing products, and invent new ones

March 1st, 2019

I set aside much of my time to move throughout our building so I can work with managers to keep us on the same page,” says Shane Cossette, COO of TRS Industries, Fargo, N.D. “Something my dad instilled in me years ago was that not only is the customer always right, but it’s our responsibility to […]

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Covering the environment

February 20th, 2017

Eco-concerns increase in truck and tarp industry These days, nearly every business is burdened with some kind of environmental challenge. These challenges include cutting landfill deposits, disposing toxic-laden wastes in a proper manner and educating employees on workplace recycling. Nearly every company has pressures from regulators and customers to change their products and processes to […]

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