Erickson values employees in creating a successful business

June 1st, 2008

“I believe that as responsible corporate citizens, we must provide living wages for our employees,” says Mike Erickson, MFC, president and owner of Canvas Designers Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla., who, in fact, pays his staff above the industry standard. “I want employees who stay on long term.” And that’s exactly what he’s got, along […]

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Photo-catalytic fabric retains color on canvas surfaces

May 1st, 2008

Dynastar photo-catalytic fabric, developed by Kanbo, and made with titanium dioxide, enables the canvas surface to keep its original color for years. The titanium layer acts as a photo-catalyst when exposed to UV rays, oxygen and water, renewing the surface. The fabric is hot air and RF weldable. SOURCE Kanbopras Corp.

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Marine shops sail with CAD systems

May 1st, 2008

Speed. Accuracy. Replication. This is what you hear when you talk to marine fabricators about CAD (Computer-Aided Design) systems. The time from concept to finished product is faster than ever before. Modification is minimal, if not completely eliminated. Fit is perfect the first time, repeating a product requires little or no preparation, and there is […]

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Next-generation fabricators

January 1st, 1970

The economy has not been the biggest problem for marine fabricators; it’s the lack of qualified workers to carry on the craft—this and the need to incorporate new equipment that can speed up the process and help small shops run more efficiently. “These are the two ‘evils’ of our industry that no one has been […]

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