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2020

Budsin Boat Webinar Series Part 1: Interview with a Boat Manufacturer

July 13

3 - 4 pm CST

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39 USD

In this 3-part series, Brooke Kahn, Keyston Bros, will interview key people involved in the Budsin boat project that was featured at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Discover how electric boats are manufactured and fabricated and why one high school used this as a learning opportunity.

In part 1, Brooke Kahn will interview Tom Hesselink, owner of Budsin boats. Brooke and Tom discuss electric boats and the Budsin boat brand, his willingness to allow one of his vessels to be subject to a MFA boat makeover and his reactions to the final product.

NC State University Webinar Series: The Final Stage – Constructing and Manufacturing PPE

July 14

12 - 1pm CT

Free to members and non-members

This webinar series has taken an in-depth look at the many stages of PPE production and we’ve now reached the final stage: construction and manufacturing. Whether its home sewn masks or level 4 surgical gowns, PPE takes many different forms and functions. This webinar will explore how the most prominent PPE are made, from automated sewing to seam welding. Our panel of experts will discuss the ins and outs of turning fabric into a finished PPE product.

Textile Industry Retirement Plan Seminar

July 14

Hosted by Transamerica, this session will highlight the benefits and potential expense savings of joining the Textile Industry Retirement Plan. This Plan is offered to IFAI members only.

Webinar: Adding Shade Sails to Your Business Model: Why now is the time to invest in something new

July 16

12pm - 1pm CST

Free to members and non-members

Many companies are faced with the need to pivot and add to their traditional offerings and branch out into new areas. Whether you are an existing awning company, an architect, a landscaper, or in an entirely different field, Wholesale Shade has a solution to help you pivot your business model to increase sales and help your business thrive. Learn why shade sails are a great avenue for growth no matter where you are. Discover the 4 essential skills you need to add to your knowledge base in order to successfully sell and install shade sails. This webinar will be packed with resources to guide you on your journey as well as a step-by-step case study and Q&A session at the end.

Budsin Boat Webinar Series Part 2: Interview with a High School Principal

July 20

3 - 4 pm CST

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39 USD

In this 3-part series, Brooke Kahn, Keyston Bros, will interview key people involved in the Budsin boat project that was featured at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Discover how electric boats are manufactured and fabricated and why one high school used this as a learning opportunity.

Part 2, Brooke Kahn interviews Dr. Thomas, Principal of CTEC, on the school's partnership with the Marine Fabricator Association and Budsin boats. With the goal of gaining knowledge of marine fabrication, Brooke and Dr. Thomas talk through how the project gave students hands-on experience in the trade.

Budsin Boat Webinar Series Part 3: Interview with Fabricators

July 27

3 - 4 pm CST

Members: Free
Non-Members: $39 USD

In this 3-part series, Brooke Kahn, Keyston Bros, will interview key people involved in the Budsin boat project that was featured at the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference. Discover how electric boats are manufactured and fabricated and why one high school used this as a learning opportunity.

Part 3, Brooke Kahn sits down with the three fabricators involved in the high school Budsin boat fabrication project. Learn about their experience of teaching the trade to students as well as how they patterned several different boat applications from the cover, top, cushions and curtains using traditional and electric methods.

Waste Containment System Design Seminar

September 15 – September 16

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Syracuse, New York

8 AM - 3 PM ET

This technical training opportunity is the fourth in a series of landfill design seminars that has been developed to provide attendees with a deeper working knowledge of surface and subsurface flows of stormwater impinging on landfill closures. This discussion will go beyond slope stabilization using the infinite slope formula.

IFAI Expo 2020

November 3 – November 6

Indiana Convention Center

For close to a century, the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo has been regarded as the industrial fabric industry’s flagship show for commerce, networking and knowledge. As the premier industrial, specialty and advanced textiles event, IFAI Expo attracts approximately 5,000 industry stakeholders from around the world for four days of buying and selling, networking, learning and fun — all designed to help participants grow their bottom line.

IFAI Fabricators Conference & Showcase 2020

December 3 – December 4

Sheraton Jacksonville Hotel

Registration is Now Open - Make plans to attend this 1.5-day conference. Grow your industry knowledge with session topics on cutting rooms, industrial sewing machine maintenance, shade sails, foam and more! Network with fabricators and suppliers. Discover what’s new at the showcase tabletops featuring products and services. Also, there will be a shop tour.

2021

Marine Fabricators Conference 2021

January 7 – January 9

Sheraton New Orleans

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