When one thinks of Valentine’s Day, they do not think of tarps. But one tarp company has decided to think out of the box and use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity for a sale. The idea came about when the Tarps Plus sales manager, Steve Benson noticed they had an overstock of red tarps. They were wondering what they were going to do with all of the red rose colored poly tarps. They decided to offer red tarp tents to the local florists and car dealerships. It turns out that other local businesses were doing Valentine’s Day sales as well and could use the red canopy tents for their promotions. The canopies consist of poles canopy connectors and a red tarp on top. Tarps Plus says they have sold dozens of red tarp tents to local businesses with the Valentine’s Day promotion.
Tarps Plus sales manager Steve Benson says,” The canopies with the red tarp tops just attract people. Many companies in the Los Angeles area have shown interest in our red canopy tents for the purpose of using them on Valentine’s Day.”
Many restaurants have also chosen the red tarp tents for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is a major day for the restaurant industry.
Street vendors have also shown to be major buyers for the Valentine’s Day tarp tent canopies. One vendor who sells teddy bears, roses and chocolates on the side of the freeway in Palmdale bought a red canopy tent for shade as well as to attract customers.
red tarp tents
The New England area was hit hard today with snowstorms, leading many residents in dire need of roof tarps to cover damaged roofs due to the extreme weather. Tarps Plus has decided to help out the residence in the area and offer roof tarps at a discounted price.
Tarps Plus’ Sales manager Steve Benson says, “It’s the least we can do for all the people that are having difficulty with this extreme weather in the Northeast. Many of the people meeting roof tarps have already spent a lot of money due to hurricane Sandy.”
The roof tarps are a simple polyethylene-based plastic material.The blue plastic tarp is 100% waterproof, light-duty and cost-effective. Although the tarp does not last a long time it is the perfect solution for emergency coverage at a low cost.
The cheaper blue polyethylene tarps are a better solution than the heavy-duty canvas tarps. Although the canvas tarps are more heavy-duty they are not as waterproof and malleable as the poly tarp.
If you have been affected by the snowstorms in the Northeast area, you can call and get your discount on the roof tarps at: 1-800-838-3057 extension #1.
Tarps covering roof
The demand of all types of tarps keeps growing every year and this year’s no different. The leading US tarps supplier Tarps Plus will be manufacturing a new line of patio tarps to satisfy their customers demands. The polyethylene meshed based tarps will be designed to withstand high temperatures and harsh UV rays, in order to supply long-lasting shade. The new Tarps Plus brand patio tarps will come in triangular and rectangular shapes. The UV treated mesh tarp material will also be semi elastic in order to stretch and place and conform to hard to cover areas.
Tarps Plus owner and CEO Michael Stein says, “We’re excited to roll out our new patio tarps which will expand our brand and satisfy the demands of our customers”.
The Palmdale, California, based tarp company plans on expanding several new types of tarps to their catalog for the rest of 2013. The new PE mesh tarps and patio tarps should be on sale at the Tarps Plus retail store by April 25, 2013.
PE mesh patio tarps
As the cost of oil goes up many petroleum-based products rising cost as well. The plastic-based poly tarps are no exception. As the price of oil nearly rebounds to $98 a barrel. The cost of making poly tarps rise as well. A key component of poly tarps are resin. Resin is an oil-based element that is essential for the structure of plastic polyethylene tarps. Many tarp companies find themselves raising prices to combat the higher costs. One company took advantages of the 2012, lower oil prices and stockpiled tarps in order to stay competitive.
Last June the Southern California-based tarp company, Tarps Plus decided to stockpile and 80% increase of poly tarps in order to combat the higher costs of 2013. Tarps Plus general manager Angelina Urquhart says,” we always need to find ways to offer our customers tarps at the lowest prices. We knew that gas will was a bit lower. Last year, so we manufactured 80% more poly tarps and canvas tarps for this year.”
The Palmdale, California. Based company had made so many poly tarps and canvas tarps that there 25,000 ft.² facility could barely accommodated, so much so the fire marshal told them to reorganize their 28 foot high pallet rack shelving. Abadak Inc the mother company of Tarps Plus expanded a second warehouse/headquarters in Weir Texas in order to accommodate the additional inventory.
One of the main goals for the leading tarp distributor is to always offer emergency agencies hurricane tarps during hurricane season. Hurricane season starts June 1 to November 30 and the tarp manufacturer seems to be prepared for the task.
The Tarps Plus warehouse
The first tarp tent giveaway that tarps plus did was so popular the people of Palmdale are requesting with eagerness. Last month winner, Maricris Contreras won a $4000 tarp tent just by putting her name in for the drawing. The event drew over 50 people with very little promotion or advertising. Now, Tarps Plus is going full force with telling everyone in the antelope Valley area about the $4000 tarp giveaway. They plan on February 16.
Tarps Plus sales manager Steve Benson said, “we wish the tarp tent giveaway to be a once in a month event.”
The tarp company also plans to give major discounts on all of their imported poly tarps, canvas tarps, vinyl tarps, truck tarps, hay tarps and various covers that are necessities for people in the area.
The tarps plus tarp tent giveaway
The antelope Valley area is known for its agricultural and it’s industrial background. The tarps have proven to be an essential item for the Palmdale Lancaster region. The 25,000 ft.² warehouse and retail facility is located at: 38490 Trade Center Dr., Palmdale, CA 93551
All applicants must be present at the drawing on February 16th in order to collect the tarp tent.
As the sport of MMA and boxing grows in popularity, so does the demand for boxing ring floor covers. This final tarp material has become very popular with Karate studios, MMA enthusiasts and boxing arenas around the country. Tarps Plus has seen a major increase in sales for the tarp covers and plans to expand their catalog with a wide variety.
The 18 ounce vinyl is very typical and the sizes range from 14 x 14 to 25 x 25′. Canvas also seems to be very popular as well. Although Tarps Plus does not sell the phone that goes underneath the boxing ring covers, the tarp material has proven to be a great seller and very popular with training facilities around the US.
Sales manager Steve Benson quoted,” many boxing facilities, MMA organizations and fitness centers have inquired about the boxing ring covers and canvas tarp ring floor covers within the past year.”
Tarps Plus also plans to offer customized graphics onto the tarp, which has been a high demand with sports promoters.
Last Saturday Maricris Contreras felt lucky, so she went by the Tarps Plus superstore in high hopes of winning the $5000 tarp tent giveaway. She walked in the store wrote her name on a ticket and put it in the glass jar. She then shopped around the store for a half hour, looking at the various tarps, canopies and covers that they had to offer. Tarps Plus sales manager Steve Benson then announced the drawing will commence. When the first name was called Maricris was disappointed. It was not her name. But the person that was picked was not present in the rules state the winner must be present to collect the prized tarp shelter. So, they had to draw again and Maricris Contreras’ name came up.
Maricris said, “I can’t believe I won. I can really use the tarp and it will go to good use.”
Tarps Plus plans to do a drawing once a month to draw in more customers and create a dynamic store atmosphere. The Tarps Plus store sales manager Steve Benson says,”We feel it’s a win-win scenario for everybody. The antelope Valley has volatile weather at times and we have products like tarps and emergency coverage that are essential. If we have some overstock and can give it away to our customers in need – why not?”
For more information about the Tarps Plus tarp tent giveaway, visit their website at www.tarpsplus.com or call the at 1-800-838-3057
Tarps Plus is a subsidiary of Abadak Inc.
Abadak Inc headquarters/store:
38490 Trade Center Dr.
Palmdale, CA 93551
The winner of the tarp tent giveaway.
Hurricane Sandy exposed many inadequacies to emergencies preparations and the logistics the go along with it. One tarp company plans to make those challenges easier. Tarps Plus the poly tarp and canvas tarps plans to roll out a line of products that are related hurricane preparedness. These items will include self energizing windup radios, blankets, various types of rope as well as electric generators. The company says the engines should be in place for the 2013 hurricane season. Hurricane season starts between June 1 and ends November 30.
Tarps plus sales manager Steve Benson stated,” people to request our tarps are constantly asking us to we have other items that are related hurricane preparedness. We will get an influx of calls tarps, blankets, rope and various other types of items disaster related.”
Tarps Plus also is in the process of moving one of the main headquarters to Texas to enable hurricane tarps to be more readily available for the Gulf region.
Tarps plus donated thousands of poly tarps and canvas tarps annually for homeless causes as well as hurricane and tornado victims. Canvas tarps and poly tarps that are waterproof are an essential item for homes that have had the roof ripped off due to a tornado or hurricane.
Tarps for roofs
For more information about tarps plus and their new hurricane products line, you can go to www.tarpsplus.com
or you can call: 1-800-838-3057
Tarps Plus locations:
38940 Trade Center Dr.
Palmdale, CA 93551
5651 FM 971
Weir, TX 78626
Back in 1999 when you want poly tarps or canvas tarps you had to go to your local hardware store. Unless you lived in Southern California and were able to get tarps from Tarps Plus directly you would have to search for generic type of covers. Then the advent of the Internet came along. So in the fall of 1999 tarps plus plan to build a website for their business and by the spring of 2000 the Tarps Plus website was born. The website was crewed by today’s standards. The tarp giant only had six different types of tarps and a few cover related accessories.
Founder and CEO Michael Stein recalls, “I remember only having a few different types of poly tarps, canvas tarps and our standard hay tarps. It’s amazing to see how far we have grown since then.”
Since its Internet opening over a decade ago Tarps Plus has supplied tarps all over the world and has expanded their catalog by 900%. Stein has plans for the company to expand in Texas in 2013 along with opening multiple retail stores that offer multiple types of tarps, tents and various covers for all types of uses.
Abadak Inc.(The mother company of Tarps Plus and Ace Canopy) has also been a major player with philanthropic causes; donating tarps and emergency shelters across the United States during times of need. The Tarps Plus division of Abadak has donated thousands of tarps throughout the years for situations like Katrina or hurricane Sandy. Canopies and tents have also been donated by the Ace Canopy division. The company sponsors an annual Thanksgiving national tarp drive, donating thousands of tarps to homeless shelters around the country during the holiday season. Tarps Plus CEO, Michael Stein handed out over 2000 tarps with Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa at the L.A. Mission’s annual Thanksgiving fundraiser.
Annual Thanksgiving tarp drive
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A Palmdale CA. based company, Tarps Plus has decided to move their headquarters to Weir Texas. The poly tarp supplier says the central location along with the tax benefits are the main motivations for the move. The main source of Tarps Plus’ advertising is Internet-based, which means their business is national. The relocation will also enable the company to supply tarps to the hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast. Hurricane tarps are one of their main products. Weir Texas is just below hurricane alley and just above the reach of most hurricanes that hit the Gulf. This makes the new location ideal for hurricane tarp distribution.
Tarps plus general manager Angelina Uquardt stated,” making sure hurricane victims get their tarps fast at the lowest cost is paramount for our company. Our new location in Texas enables us to make sure we can do just that.”
Tarps Plus specializes in poly tarps, canvas tarps, vinyl tarps, and many other type of tarp covers. Weir Texas is approximately 25 miles north of Austin. The new facility will rest on 10 acres and be equipped with a 30,000 ft.² warehouse and multiple loading docks. Construction of the new facility begins March 31st and should be completed by the end of July 2013.
Tarps Plus Weir Texas