Commercial Market Umbrellas
If you are looking for high-quality, durable, and stylish market umbrellas, look no further than American Holtzkraft, one of the most trusted American umbrella manufacturers.
American Holtzkraft, headquartered in Mount Pleasant Mills, PA, is a small female-owned business founded in 1985 to capitalize on the abundance of high-quality hardwood in Pennsylvania and the region’s renowned Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmanship to produce the finest market umbrellas in the industry.
Our mission is to provide American-made, safety-valued solutions for major parks, resorts, and restaurants with custom-made umbrellas, cabanas, daybeds, site furnishings, and accessories that exceed their expectations.
What is a Market Umbrella?
The term “market umbrella” is a type of umbrella usually made of wood that was originally put in place to shade and protect merchants and their customers in outdoor markets and cafes throughout Italy and France.
A market umbrella has a straight wood or metal shaft in the middle, a fabric shade or canopy, and a base at the bottom. The main features include:
- Umbrella Canopy – Traditionally, market umbrellas would be used to shelter people outside in rain, sunshine, windy conditions, and sometimes snow, making the durability of the canopy fabric very important. It should be fade-resistant and able to withstand the harsh UV rays of the sun. American Holtzkraft has hundreds of fabrics to choose from in various solids, stripes, and textures. You can also add valances, trims, or split panels to create themed pieces for your unique location.
- Stabilization System –The market umbrella’s base needs to hold the umbrella firmly in place to protect against high winds and not tip over or present a danger to those around it. American Holtzkraft’s sturdy and durable stands and bases are the ultimate addition for showcasing your umbrellas.
- Sizes – Market umbrellas come in a wide range of sizes. A good rule of thumb is to have a canopy two feet wider than the diameter of the space (or table) you want to cover. If you are unsure about what size would work for you, enlist the help of the American Holtzkraft team, who will offer you expert service and create a shade plan that meets your needs.
American Holtzkraft market umbrellas are constructed with Northern Ash, the hardest wood grown in the United States, and are built to last. These umbrellas exude high-quality with canopies of attractive durable fabrics, multi-laminated hubs and finials, and solid brass hardware.
Our original market umbrella design rotates around the axis of our steel-reinforced pole, dissipating stress and excess wind through the canopy rotation. This ingenious way of addressing the hours of stress applied to the umbrella mechanisms is protected by our Patent #5020557 and is proven with actual performance stress testing.
American Holtzkraft commercial market umbrellas will provide your guests with year-round protection and leave a lasting impression on them. Call (570) 539-8945 to place an order.