NYP Corporation - National Burlap Manufacturer
Founded in 1946 on Pride and Integrity.
NYP Corp. is one of the few remaining wholesale converters of burlap, cotton, and related industrial textiles, in the USA. Originally founded as New Yorker Bag and Burlap by Gerald LaBelle and Nelson Gudema, these two young WWII veterans started their new business with a VA certificate to purchase surplus materials from the government.
The hardworking pair found success supplying burlap bags and other textiles packaging materials to wholesale nurseries agricultural packers, industrial companies and a growing number of government agencies.
In spite of many challenges including a devastating fire (reported on the front page of the New York Times!) a run-a-way rail car smashing through the building and the infamous Kapra beetle infestation, the company persevered. Through times of challenge and prosperity, NYP Corp. has always been guided by its owners’ commitment to the well being of their customers, employees, families and business.
With what would be one of several mergers and acquisitions, the Peters Company, a wholesale upholstery supply house, was acquired in the late 1960’s and the name was changed to New Yorker-Peters Corp., and then later to NYP Corp. These acquisitions presented opportunities for product diversification and continued growth, and has taken NYP Corp. into the global market place.
The second generation is now at the helm of NYP Corp. Having grown up in the business, brothers Jerry and Christopher LaBelle bring their knowledge, energy and vision to a company they witnessed their father and his associates build from a meager veterans grant. Their commitment to the success of NYP Corp. and its associates, and the satisfaction of its customers is propelled by the same guiding principal of its founders: “Pride and Integrity” in all business activities.