Workforce training leads topics at the Capitol

June 1st, 2014

Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, (right) was among the officials interested in hearing about the specialty fabrics industry from Martin Whitmer, IFAI Lobbyist (left) and IFAI president Mary Hennessey. IFAI Day on Capitol Hill and federal lobbying event was held in Washington, D.C., April 28–29. The focus of this event was to introduce members of Congress...

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Award opportunities

June 1st, 2014

IFAI sponsors several awards programs to recognize achievement in the specialty fabrics industry. These programs are open for submissions at this time: The International Achievement Awards, showcases design excellence and technical skills in specialty fabrics. The deadline is June 30. The MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The deadline is Sept. 30....

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Marine fabrication awards announced

April 1st, 2014

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/...

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San Antonio hosts Tent Conference

March 1st, 2014

Almost 100 industry professionals gathered on San Antonio’s famed Riverwalk for conference sessions, exhibits and networking at Tent Conference 2014, an annual event of the Tent Rental Division (TRD) of IFAI. The first day’s keynote session, A Code Conversation, featured industry experts, including representatives from the State of Kentucky, the International Code Council and a...

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