Patrick Industries acquires Tumacs Covers

August 31st, 2021

Patrick Industries, the Elkhart, Ind.-based supplier and manufacturer of marine and RV accessories and components, has completed its acquisition of Tumacs Covers, according to the Trade Only Today website. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Penn., with manufacturing plants in Indiana and Pennsylvania and a distribution center in Michigan, Tumacs serves the marine industry as a supplier of […]

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Textile recycling market outlook

August 27th, 2021

According to the report “Textile Recycling Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026,” the global textile recycling market reached a value of around US$ 5 billion in 2020. The global textile recycling market is expected to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years. Textile recycling refers to the method of […]

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Global textile coatings market forecast

August 26th, 2021

According to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the market for textile coatings is expected to grow at a CAGR of less than 4% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2026. Major factors driving the market studied are increasing standards for protective textiles. Thermoplastics have dominated the global textile coatings market due to their superior properties […]

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Sea Tow Foundation launches new life jacket loaner stations

August 25th, 2021

The Sea Tow Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to the education and awareness of safe boating practices, will work with 154 organizations and agencies to establish new Life Jacket Loaner Stations and restock existing stations for the 2021 summer boating season, according to the boatingindustry.com website. With more than 750 Life Jacket Loaner Stations already […]

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ABYC and USCG launch online risk mitigation series

August 24th, 2021

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) are launching a new series of one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats. The first event, USCG Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification, will be held virtually on November 9 and will focus on the transition […]

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Textile global market forecast

August 20th, 2021

According to the report "Textile Global Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030" by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the global textile market is expected to grow from $594.61 billion in 2020 to $654.57 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.1%. The growth is mainly due to the companies rearranging their operations and recovering […]

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CNBC Special Report: Why the boating industry’s boom could carry on for a long time

August 19th, 2021

CNBC featured the recreational boating industry in a special report on August 6th that includes a nearly 13-minute broadcast special–"Why the boating industry’s boom could carry on for a long time." The in-depth story provides a historic look at boat sales, shines a spotlight on boating trends from new innovations to shifting demographics and includes […]

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Daytona State College launches Florida workforce and industry collaboration program

August 18th, 2021

Daytona State College has officially launched Florida’s first chapter of the Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME), a collaborative effort between the college and local manufacturers designed to match students in the AS Engineering Technology program with job opportunities in the community. A group of nine students who make up the first cohort were paired […]

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Boating industry priorities included in bipartisan infrastructure bill

August 17th, 2021

The $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by the U.S. Senate includes funding for recreation-based ports and waterways, funding for climate resiliency measures and reauthorizes the $750 million Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. Here are some key recreational boating industry priorities included […]

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Hohenstein develops new method to detect genetic modifications in organic cotton

August 16th, 2021

Hohenstein has developed a new quantification method specifically for genetically modified cotton. One of the first labs with this ability, Hohenstein uses DNA analysis to identify known genetic modifications and calculate their percentage in organic cotton. Stakeholders will use the data to distinguish between minor contaminations and mixtures, control quality and verify claims. For qualitative […]

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