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L.I.F.E. Inc. is a young enthusiastic company committed to the awning industry. We understand the daily hurdles of the industry and hope to partner with you to alleviate some of the industry challenges. L.I.F.E. was created in 2001 when the Schmieler family made an investment in a local awning company, Awnings By Shuster.  The corporation was named Laurel Industrial Fabric Enterprises Inc (L.I.F.E.).  Using that acronym, we referred to ourselves as Awnings by Schuster, a division of L.I.F.E.  In 2001, our customers started calling us Laurel Awning Company.  Recognizing the benefit of the market essentially renaming us, we decided to accept the change and rename the company while always keeping L.I.F.E. as a DBA.

Throughout the years and keeping constant vigilance on the market, we found opportunities to expand and grow our business.  If it wasn’t adding another product line like retractables, aluminum or standing seam awnings, we would expand into another city of operation.  One of our more recent opportunities was in 2016, when we saw an opening and invested to bring back FABTAC, an adhesive backed product used to create stencils for graphics on woven awnings.

Our newest opportunity is our partnership with Recasens. This partnership will provide the industry with a distributor of the Recasens high quality fabric product line. L.I.F.E. will be offering the full product line from our locations just outside of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  L.I.F.E. hopes to be your partner in sourcing solution dyed acrylic fabrics and we look forward to providing you with the Recasens line at competitive prices.

Why Recacril?

RECacril® canvases are high-performance fabrics made from fade resistant solution-dyed acrylic fibers, specially designed for awning and sun protection products.

All spinning and weaving processes are optimized to give the canvas a high tensile and tear strength, and to produce an excellent surface finish for applying the Infinity Process high-tech coating.

The Infinity Process is a proprietary finishing technique that offers exceptional repellency to water and dirt, superior dimensional stability, and creates a durable fabric that keeps its aesthetic allure over the life of the product.

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