Laminated fiber reinforced plastic market outlook

March 11th, 2021

According to a new market research report published by Global Market Estimates, the laminated fiber reinforced plastic market will grow with a high CAGR value during the forecast period of 2021–2026. Laminated fiber reinforced plastics are lightweight, anti-corrosive, non-conductive and magnetic composites that are versatile for a large number of industrial applications. An increase in […]

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FGI holds biennial meeting and introduces officers, board

March 11th, 2021

By Timothy D. Stark and Jennifer Miller The Fabricated Geomembrane Institute (FGI) held its Biennial Membership Meeting on Feb. 24, during the 2021 Virtual Geosynthetics Conference. The meeting was attended by 26 people. During the membership meeting, the newly elected FGI officers and board of directors were introduced to begin their two-year terms. Before introducing […]

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Boat builders face hurdles filling backorders

March 11th, 2021

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) December Monthly Shipment Report, wholesale shipments of new powerboats during December gained momentum compared to November to close out 2020 down 15% for the year compared to 2019. The report notes that manufacturing of personal watercraft, outboard boats, jet boats and sterndrive boats ramped up in December, […]

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South Carolina vaccinations now open to manufacturing employees

March 10th, 2021

Governor Henry McMaster and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that South Carolina will advance to Phase 1b of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan beginning March 8. Among those included in Phase 1b is all South Carolina manufacturing workers. “South Carolina remains focused on protecting the lives and health of […]

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IECA recognizes leaders at annual conference

March 9th, 2021

The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) announced winners for its environmental excellence awards during the joint 2021 IECA Virtual Annual Conference and Expo/Virtual Geosynthetics Conference 2021 in February. The IECA awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in the erosion and sediment control and stormwater industries. This year's awards recognized young professionals under 30 and under 40, […]

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Nearly 320,000 new boats sold in 2020

March 5th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) December New Powerboat Registrations Report shows that retail unit sales of new boats reached nearly 320,000 units in 2020, up 13% compared to 2019—levels the recreational boating industry hasn’t seen since 2008. New data show all powerboat segments saw growth in 2020, ranging between 8% and 22%. “New boat […]

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INDA welcomes new board members

March 4th, 2021

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the membership election of seven industry leaders to serve on its board of directors for a three-year term. The professionals represent a cross-section of INDA membership and bring a high level of expertise and insight to the management of the association. Richard Altice, president and CEO, […]

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Feds send $1 billion to state wildlife agencies

March 3rd, 2021

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is distributing $1 billion to state wildlife agencies through the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR). Generated by the hunting and angling industries, these funds support regional conservation projects across the country. The 2021 WSFR apportionment is $121 million higher than the 2020 apportionment due to increases […]

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Alpha Tubular Motors to host free motorization solutions webinar March 3

February 24th, 2021

Alpha Tubular Motors will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 3, that will focus on the advantages and offerings of intuitive motorization solutions for awnings, roller shutters and roller shades. The webinar “Alpha 101: The Alpha Advantage,” set for 4:30 p.m. EST, will be led by Alpha Tubular Motors CEO David Fezer, who will […]

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2021 Atlantic City Boat Show canceled

February 24th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has decided to cancel this year’s Progressive Insurance Atlantic City Boat Show. After exploring all avenues to move ahead with a 2021 event (originally postponed from Feb. to April 2021), and continuing to follow guidance from state/local authorities and the Atlantic City Convention Center, canceling the 2021 boat show […]

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