Friday webinar on how federal stimulus package helps boating industry businesses

March 31st, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) will present a webinar on Friday, April 3, about how the $2 trillion stimulus bill recently signed into law by President Trump will help marine businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to register now. The event will feature presentations from Nicole Vasilaros, senior vice president of government and...

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Enduratex expands marine products representation

January 29th, 2020

Enduratex™ has expanded its marine product representation through a new relationship with Coatney Sales and Haimes Coleman Group Inc., according to Eric Petersen, director of sales and marketing for Enduratex. Craig Coatney, principal of Coatney Sales, and Charlie Haimes, a principal in the Haimes Coleman Group, will cover the Midwest and Southeast regions, respectively. “We...

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Marine Fabricators Association Announces Marine Fabrication Excellence Award Winners

January 28th, 2020

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) awarded the Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards for design excellence, and quality workmanship in marine applications at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Marine Fabricators Conference is an annual conference that includes education and training, networking opportunities, and an exhibitor show floor. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and...

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Marine Fabricators Conference 2020 Creates Vibrant Buzz

January 21st, 2020

The 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference that took place Jan. 9–11 in Daytona Beach, Fla., created a vibrant buzz among the 269 verified participants, 46 exhibitors and 65 first-time attendees. Conference-goers enjoyed a wide variety of educational sessions, networking events, an impressive shop tour and the high-energy exhibitor show floor where they explored the newest innovations...

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Marine Fabricators Association Southeast Regional Workshop Offers Beneficial Education

October 30th, 2019

Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Southeast Regional Workshop was a hit with attendees and exhibitors gaining new knowledge from beneficial educational sessions. The workshop was held in Southern Stitch Canvas & Upholstery LLC’s marine shop, on Oct. 25–26, in Gulfport, Miss., USA. Hands-on education sessions included a step-by-step process of digital patterning software and demonstration of...

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Finding shelter in fabric

May 1st, 2016

Military shelters from Alaska Structures® are able to provide solutions for rapid deployment operations, warehousing and storage facilities and machinery or automotive worksites. Photos: Alaska Structures. Alaska Structures® Inc. recently completed a contract for 365 new and improved U.S. Air Force Medium Shelter Systems. The United States Air Force (USAF) is no slouch when it...

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Innovation on the water

April 1st, 2016

WeatherMAX® 80 was the fabric of choice for this yacht, to provide shade for both comfort and UV blockage of 99.98 percent. The fabric needed to be light,  yet strong and stable enough to handle tension and high winds, as well as compact for stowing when not in use. Photo: Safety Components Fabric Technologies Inc. Adding...

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Full coverage

April 1st, 2016

Dubbed “Little Red Riding Hood,” this is a four-part, full-cover system: the top; the bow and pulpit area ending at the midpoint of the boat; the midpoint to the transom area; and the engine covers. The project won an Outstanding Achievement Award for Canvas Experts of Ocean City, Md., in the 2014 MFA Fabrication Excellence...

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Sailing the ocean blue

March 1st, 2016

Leo Pohlmann, owner and designer of Uncharted Marine Canvas, Gulf Breeze, Fla., has been serving the Gulf Coast’s boat canvas and marine upholstery needs for more than 25 years. Recognized by the Marine Fabricators Association for his achievement in design, Pohlmann’s business objective of providing customers with cutting-edge material and design products has been a...

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Powering up

September 1st, 2015

Students attend Brunswick Safety Town in Ohio to learn about fire safety practices in the inflatable Fire Safety House. Inflatable Images developed this interactive inflatable in 2006 after a request from the local fire department, seeking an alternative to the classroom trailers they’d been using—one that would make learning fun. Photo: Inflatable Images The demand...

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