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Philly tarp king buys Delco's Globe, moves workers to city

Humphrys-CoverSports boosts sales past $16M/yr in awning deal

Humphrys-CoverSports, the West Philly firm that makes the vast tarpaulins that cover Lincoln Financial Field and other sports, military and manufacturing sites, says it's purchased Globe Canvas Products, a Yeadon firm that makes awnings for Stobag and other brand owners, for an undisclosed price.

Globe owner Kevin Kelly will head Humphrys' new Globe division, and all 12 Globe workers will join Humphrys-CoverSports. But Globe's Delaware County site will close and workers will move to Humphrys' Southwest Philly facility. The combined companies will employ 100 and expect to sell $16 million+ next year.

The companies have worked together for years, Humphrys-CoverSports boss Ron Nissenbaum said in a statement, adding that he expects to "improve manufacturing processes and grow in new markets" with Globe, Kelly and his customers on board.