Marine fabrication awards announced

Winners of the 2014 Fabrication Excellence Awards were announced at the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) National Convention, recognizing achievement in the following categories: Dodgers, Dodgers with Extensions, Marine Miscellaneous, Marine Exterior Upholstery, Marine Interior Upholstery, Ridged Enclosures, Soft Enclosures, Tops & Enclosures 29 feet & Under, Tops & Enclosures over 30 feet, Tops and Travel/ Full Covers.

For each category, an Outstanding Achievement Award and an Award of Excellence were given. In addition, the Award of Distinction was presented to two companies, Canvas Experts, Ocean City, Md., and Canvas Innovations, Holland, Mich., for the best overall projects in marine tops and upholstery.

A total of 100 projects were entered this year. All the winning projects can be viewed at www.marinecanvas.com. Next year’s competition is now open. The deadline is September 30, 2014.