Keith Purves, Riverside Covers in Ft. Myers, Fla., successfully completed and passed the MFC Marine Exterior Certification Program and was awarded his certification at IFAI Expo Americas 2010. Purves has been an active member of IFAI for many years and on several occasions has spoken at Marine Fabricators Association events and written articles for Marine Fabricator magazine.
Master Fabric Craftsman (MFC) and Industrial Fabric Manager (IFM) certification recognizes superior knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to excellence in specialty fabric product and management categories. Program revisions begun in 2009 are nearing completion; IFAI is now accepting Intent to Apply applications. The MFC Marine and MFC Fabric Graphics programs are complete and have received applications. To qualify for certification, a candidate must have at least three years of industry experience, 10 continuing education credits and be able to demonstrate proficiency in specific areas of knowledge for each specialty.