Fabric Surplus was established at 1216-18 S. Division; we were getting a substantial amount of leatherette and upholstery fabric from Steelcase, American Seating, and other furniture manufacturers; we also purchased scrap leather--top grain from Furniture people, and also table top leather or  split leather from table top manufacturers; at one point, we purchased 15,000 yards of silver grey leatherette from Irving Maldaver in Detroit; the gentleman who owned the Franklin Theater did the entire interior of the theater in the silver grey leatherette.  We had an association with Johnny Herman who owned Detroit Body Products; Johnny started out on Grand River in the 10,000 block, just a block or so from Irving Wein who owned Barry's Surplus; Johnny branched out into handling all of the fabric for Ford Motor Company; Detroit Body Products is now in Wixom; Irving Wein who owned Barry's Surplus started to buy surplus air tools; he would buy any air tool that anyone would sell for $1.00.  Eventually, he received an order for $85,000 from a plant at Willow Run; from that point on he established Barry's Air Tool Sales which is still operating in Detroit.   Roger Plafkin-Plafkin Brothers-Plafkin Farms, Ada, Michigan