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Western Canvas Products Association

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The Western Canvas Products Association is a non-profit western region trade organization serving all interior and exterior fabric applications. Our organization is built upon bringing manufacturers, suppliers, students and industry leaders together so that we all can learn from one another and grow as individuals and as an organization.

 
 
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Our Mission

The WCPA is a volunteer non-profit trade association serving the fabric awning, technical sewing and marine canvas industries. The Association’s mission is to promote and adopt the highest ethical, business and professional standards within the industry, and to work for the betterment of the industry with governmental entities, related professional organizations and customers.

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States we Serve

The Association has established Regional zones to enable members greater opportunities to network and to work together on issues facing a local or regional jurisdiction.

 
 

Membership Levels

The WCPA also includes Associated Members; any company or organization that would qualify to become a Fabricator or Supplier Member but does not meet the territorial boundary test. As well as Affiliated members like: IFAI, IFAI Divisions, IFAI Zone organizations.

 

Fabricator

member Classification

Any company or organization with a physical office located within the territorial boundaries of the Association which is primarily engaged in the manufacture, sales, and/or rental of products and/or services associated with the canvas and industrial fabrics industry at the retail level. 

 

Supplier

member Classification

Any company or organization that is primarily engaged in the manufacture, sales, rental of products and/or services associated with the canvas and industrial fabrics industry at the wholesale level. 

 
 

Student

member Classification

Currently active students of recognized colleges, universities, and technical schools. 

 
 

EXPO

Always something for everyone, the WCPA Expo is held annually in the winter (January/February). It offers learning opportunities with a full day of events scheduled with topics like Sewing Machine Repair, the Latest in equipment and software, tutorials on the latest and greatest ways to cut and sew, HR, Accounting, and business information.

 

EDUCATION

Learn from experts in your trade. Past topics include sewing machine maintenance and repair, Human Resources advice and help, sewing tricks and techniques. Round table discussions with topics like: pricing and estimates, branding, marketing, social media and websites.
 

Technology

Looking for the latest and greatest in software, cutting edge cutting and sewing technology or need insider information on equipment? This is the place to come and educate yourself and learn from the leaders in the industry.

TRADE SHOW

Held annually in the winter months between January and February commonly known as “Market Day”. Vendors set up displays of products, samples and information. Spend time face-to-face with manufacturers and wholesalers to find out what’s new and exciting in the industrial sewing world.
 

Fun

We do our best to entertain. Whether it be a dinner cruise, shop tour or the hospitality suite. Locations of each event are carefully chosen for value, comfort and quality. Food is always top notch and amenities first class. Come, learn, relax and have some fun!

 
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October 2018

“When I found this organization it felt like home. Everyone here is very open and receptive. I can relate to and connect with other small businesses that have or are having similar issues that I do and know that with the WCPA, I have a support network that will have my back.”

Chris Nash - Vaughan’s Fabric & Supply / Read Full Article

 

 
 

Get Involved

We would love for you to join us. We have opportunities for you to be a part of our team or sign up to volunteer.

 

Sign Up For a Program

Are you an natural born leader that loves to get in front of people and give presentations? Sign up here for your opportunity !

Volunteer opportunities

Support is more than just membership. Volunteers are what makes it all happen. Click here to learn more about how you can help.

Make a Donation

Feeling generous, looking for a tax write-off? Donating to a non profit organization is a great way to give back and get a little in return!