LEARN MORE ABOUT EASTERN BURLAP & TRADING CO.
Founded by Benjamin Popkin, Eastern Burlap & Trading Co. was established to manufacture burlap and other textile bags for the produce grown in the rich soil of Virginia and North Carolina. Through the remainder of the twenties, the depression years of the thirties, the war years of the forties and into the fifties, the company continued to serve the agricultural markets of the region, adding such containers as baskets, boxes, and crates.
With the onset of the fifties, returning veterans from World War II and the Korean Conflict had returned to civilian life and begun to prosper. The farmland of Tidewater, Virginia and North Carolina was giving way to suburbs and agriculture was diminishing. At the same time, transportation innovations created changes in agricultural packaging. The need for traditional packages diminished; paper and plastic containers and bulk shipping became the rule.
Because we stock many difficult to find materials, and since even large companies sometimes have small requirements, we can offer the small shop, the hobbyist, the home boat builder and any other small user of fiberglass reinforced plastics reasonable quantities at competitive pricing.
WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
“ These guys are knowledgeable and willing to take time to talk and help, it is a pleasure doing business with them. I will definitely continue to use them for my fiberglass requirements. ”
“The best place for high-quality West system epoxy all weights of fiberglass matting and boat building accessories. Resident / Boss Cat working Hardly.”
“Great, fast, friendly as always, and prices are fair. I’ll continue to be a customer after I move for all those reasons.”