Fabricators Conference and Showcase

April 12, 2022
Northcoast Canvas Training Workshops, Port Clinton, OH

Makers involved in industrial textile markets are encouraged to participate in this conference focused on workforce development, training, and featuring hands-on demos. Let’s look at sewing machine maintenance and set-up, folders and attachments, tips and guidelines for training employees, training resources and more. Enjoy networking with fabricators and suppliers. Registration to open in January.

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST).
All education sessions are being held at Northcoast Canvas Training Workshops, Port Clinton, OH.

Tuesday, April 12

8:30 – 9:00 am
Coffee and Conversation
Enjoy coffee with fellow industry contacts.  Share your ideas, ask questions, and get answers.

9:00 – 10:00 am
Tour of Northcoast Canvas Training Workshop
Take a guided tour of Northcoast Canvas Training Workshop, a 12,000 square-foot facility that combines a training school and marine canvas business. Learn how they manufacture canvas products, upholstery and provide yacht storage, while also running a training school. 

10:00 am – Noon
Sewing Machine Set-up and Maintenance
Knowing how to set-up and maintain your equipment is highly sought-after topic in the textile industry and key to your production success. Let’s learn how its done from an industry expert.

Noon – 1:00 pm
Lunch is provided.

1:00 – 2:00 pm
Exhibitor Showcase
Connect with industry suppliers on new and existing products in this tabletop exhibit.

2:00 – 3:00 pm
Binders and Attachments
Let’s discover how to best incorporate binders, folders, and attachments.

3:00 – 4:30 pm
Demos and Discussions
Break into small groups to discuss relevant topics and take in hands-on demos. Pick and choose what’s relevant to your business from what’s listed below.
• Product demos
• Roundtable discussions

*Schedule subject to change.