Marlen Textiles products meet UPF 50+ rating

September 24, 2014

Taking note of the public’s increasing awareness to the dangerous, potentially skin-cancer causing effects of the sun, Marlen Textiles has had its entire line of products reviewed for UPF protection under the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists’ AATCC 183 testing protocol. After testing, all products were certified as having an Ultraviolet Protection Factor …

MFA regional workshops announced

September 23, 2014

The Marine Fabricators Association offer dynamic learning experiences designed exclusively for marine fabricators. These regional workshops offer a variety of practical solutions that allow fabricators to focus on what’s most important to their business-exceeding expectations and generating revenue. Among the benefits of attending are: Learning new techniques and tricks of the trade from industry experts …

Life-jacket contest offers winner $10,000

September 18, 2014

The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, have teamed up to seek out new technologies and design ideas with the Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition. The competition opened in August. A $10,000 cash award awaits the winning design. Deadline to submit ideas is April …

Canada, U.S. reach boating certification pact

September 12, 2014

Boating advocates in both the United States and Canada have reached agreement on standards and certifications that will help reduce duplication of work and reduce burdens on boat manufacturers. Transport Canada, the national transportation agency, the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) have developed a Memoranda of Understanding …

Herculite launches new website

September 11, 2014

Emigsville, Pa.-based textile manufacturer Herculite Products Inc., has launched a new website: herculite.com. The company says the new site will feature blog articles and download opportunities for informational product documents and white papers. Herculite makes PVC-based textile composites for the awning, marine, digital media, tent, performance fabrics and healthcare markets.

RBFF Releases Special Report on Fishing

September 9, 2014

More than 4 million new anglers took the bait in 2013, adding almost 1 million to the ranks, according to the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and the Outdoor Foundation’s “2014 Special Report on Fishing.” According to the report, there were 4.1 million newcomers to fishing in 2013, an increase from the 3.5 million …

NMMA merging Chicago shows

September 5, 2014

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced it is combining the Chicago Boat, Sports & RV Show with Strictly Sail Chicago. The event will be known as the Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show and is scheduled for Jan. 14-18, 2015. The association says the combination of the shows is a …

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North Beach Marine Canvas Inc.

September 2, 2014

North Beach Marine Canvas Inc. North Beach Marine Canvas Inc. How did you get started? In my dining room in North Beach. What is your product focus? I started out working in canvas and boat upholstery, and now I focus on fine yacht upholstery and other inspired works. What unique design elements go into your …

The tax planning tool for successful businesses

The tax planning tool for successful businesses The tax planning tool for successful businesses By William H. Black Jr. Running a successful business is fantastic. However, with success come other issues like how to manage taxes, one’s income, etc. Many are aware of “qualified plans” or such programs as 401(k)s and Defined Benefit plans, which …

Center console covers

As many of our students and readers know, we use Tyvek as our patterning medium here at Hood Canvas. We think of it as a reinforced brown paper. Plastic will expand, contract and stretch; Tyvek or brown paper will not. This effectively eliminates a variable in the build process. On non-tensioned loose-fitting covers such as …