1840       Evanston Awning (G.B. Carpenter & Company), Evanston, IL
1844       Marygrove Ohio (Wilcox Awning of Toledo), Toledo, OH
1853       John Boyle & Co. Inc.,-- Now Tri Vantage LLC.
1855       Coye's Canvas & Awnings, Grand Rapids, MI
1861       Hudson Awning Co., Bayonne, NJ
1865       Ohio Awning & Mfg. Co., Cleveland, OH
1866       Pease Awning, East Providence, RI
1870       Baker-Lockwood Western Awning, Grandview, MO
1876       Wm. J. Mills & Co., Greenport, NY
1876       The Astrup Company - Now Tri Vantage LLC.
1877       Engineered Textile Products, Mobile, AL
1877       Glawe Awnings & Tents, Fairborn, OH
1877       Queen City Awning, Cincinnati, OH
1880       Glen Raven, Glen Raven, NC
1880       Sunair Awnings & Screens, Jessup, MD
1881       Pike's Awning, Woodbridge, Ontario
1888       Atlantic Awning, Melrose, MA
1888       Goodwin-Cole, Inc., Sacramento, CA
1891       Pike Awning Co., Portland OR
1892       Anchor Industries, Evansville, IN
1893       Peoria Tent & Awning, Peoria, IL
1896       Rainier Industries, Seattle, WA
1898       Awnings by Bigley and Hogshire, Newport News, VA
1899       The Godske Co., Racine, WI 
1901       Kansas City Tent & Awning, Kansas City, MO
1902       Ponca Products, Wichita, KS
1903       Chilson's Shops, Easthampton, MA
1903       Out West Awning Co., Colorado Springs, CO
1910       Phoenix Tent & Awning, Phoenix, AZ
1911       Memphis Delta Tent & Awning, Memphis, TN
2013       South Akron Awning, South Akron Ohio will be 100 next year

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The Astrup Company, Cleveland, Ohio –
Currently TriVantage (IFAI Charter Member)

William Jacob Otto Astrup, sail maker, recent immigrant from Denmark and oldest child born into a family of boat builders, opened his own shop in Cleveland in 1876. His wife, Margaret, did the sewing and tended the children. As the days of sailing ships came to an end, Astrup focused more on awnings and tents. In 1889, he was awarded the first of many patents for the awning hardware that he manufactured and sold to other awning companies.

By 1904 he had 23 employees working 10 hour days, six days a week. The Astrup Co. incorporated in 1909, with William J.O. Astrup as president, and his two sons, William E. and Walter C., as general manager and superintendent, respectively.

Over the next 20 years, the company entered the canvas jobbing business, opened its first branch in New York City, and traded in the horses and buggies for trucks. After the death of the founder and his eldest son, Walter C. Astrup took control of the company. Her remained active for 54 more years, and continued the expansion of the company’s distribution network and product lines.

The Astrup Company continued to grow and was acquired by Glen Raven, Inc. in 2007. The merger of The Astrup Company and John Boyle & Company Inc. created Tri Vantage, LLC.