The Bockners have deep roots in the industry; a thoroughly Canadian brand, ARD evolved from Cana-Foam Products Inc., a family business that has been successfully producing outdoor accoutrements for over four decades. Founded by Cecil and Donald Bockner in 1964, Cana-Foam manufactures cushions and umbrellas for mass merchant and independent retailers. Cana-Foam was also one of the first companies in Canada to import synthetic, outdoor-friendly woven furniture.