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|PAMA 100 YEAR-OLD-COMPANIES:
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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– PAMA 100 YEARS CELEBRATION –
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.