Free IFAI webinar about choosing the right marine fabric

September 30th, 2021

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is presenting the free Sunbrella-sponsored webinar “How to Choose the Right Marine Fabric” on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. The webinar will discuss how delivering high-quality and lasting results starts with selecting the right fabric. Presenters Bill McDaniel, marine market manager at Sunbrella, and Mike Erickson, president and […]

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Registration opens for ABYC 2022 Standards Week

September 30th, 2021

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Throughout the week, various committees will meet to discuss and potentially update standards under review. […]

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Women in the marine industry panel part of ELEVATE summit

September 29th, 2021

The “Women and the Marine Industry” panel at the Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit being held Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta will include several influential women. The November 9 panel will provide personal and professional insight facilitated by moderator Angela Pilkington, executive vice president and chief of staff of Correct Craft, along with the following panelists: Ann […]

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IBEX 2021 schedule of events

September 27th, 2021

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) runs through Thursday, September 30 in Tampa, Fla. The show includes a number of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect during its 30th anniversary celebration. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at Special events can be found at

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Registration opens for ABYC/USCG risk mitigation conference

September 24th, 2021

Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The first in a new series of free one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats, this […]

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California assembly approves legislation to keep marine manufacturers in federal compliance with consumer protection law

September 22nd, 2021

The California Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) following unanimous passage in the California Senate, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The legislation ensures that marine manufacturers maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law by allowing them to collect and retain consumer information from marine dealers to verify warranties and contact […]

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TVF launches online resource center

September 21st, 2021

TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed to educate and inspire. “The textile industry is complicated and ever-evolving. There is a lot of content out […]

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MFA virtual event will explore marine fabrication around the world

September 20th, 2021

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) two-hour online event “Marine Fabrication Around the World” taking place Dec. 2, 2021, from 3-5 p.m. EDT. Attendees and suppliers will gather for a look into how fabrication methods vary in different locales. Topics will include a discussion of fabrication techniques with fabricators in Australia, […]

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Ceramic fiber industry outlook

September 17th, 2021

According to a report by, the ceramic fiber market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 9.9 percent from USD 2.1 billion in 2021. The growth of the ceramic fiber market is primarily triggered by its increasing use in the refining and petrochemical and power generation industries. A […]

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Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16th, 2021

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to […]

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