Sattler Corporation names Chris Duerk SVP of sales and marketing

June 17, 2016

Sattler Corporation, a member of the Sattler AG family of companies, has announced the addition of Chris Duerk as the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, according to the Casual Living online newsletter. Duerk has a career spanning 20 years in the performance textiles and related markets. Most recently, he managed the sales …

NMMA Canada receives funding for boat safety

June 16, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada (NMMA Canada) has announced plans to develop a new boating safety initiative with the help of a grant from the National Search and Rescue Secretariat. NMMA Canada will receive $312,000 over the next three years as part of the Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SARNIF) to create a …

Coalition grows to support Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

June 15, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was covered in detail during the recent American Boating Congress. Twelve countries, including the United States, signed an agreement geared to strengthen global trade, pinpointing the Pacific region, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The U.S. Coalition for TPP, a broad-based and cross-sectoral group of U.S. companies and associations …

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New technologies speed up marine production process

June 14, 2016

These days, customers are driving the marine fabrication industry to move faster, and that means finding opportunities to make every stage of production move as quickly as possible. In fact, many marine technological advances have emerged, in part, because of end users’ feedback. “We are constantly working to improve how easy it is to pattern, …

Earthrace designs unveiled

June 13, 2016

The Earthrace Conservation Organization has unveiled concept designs of a new 60m Trimaran to be used for conservation missions around the world. The vessel, designed by Auckland Naval Architects LOMOcean Design, is based on the original Earthrace that still holds the world speed record for circling the globe. Earthrace CEO Captain Pete Bethune says the …

Ross Jardine, NMMA Canada Hall of Fame Recipient, passes away

June 9, 2016

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that Ross Campion Jardine, former General Manager of Campion Marine and NMMA Canada Hall of Fame recipient, has passed away. Campion dedicated his career to helping grow recreational boating while creating a thriving business in Canada and internationally. His dedication to recreational boating and leadership over the years …

Obama signs tariff-relief bill

June 8, 2016

President Barack Obama recently signed a long-delayed tariff relief bill aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers save billions in costs, according to The Hill. The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) measure, which cleared the Senate on May 10, was delayed for several years as lawmakers worked to craft legislation that would comply with the congressional ban on …

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How marine fabricators can be practical and proactive

June 7, 2016

Like many manufacturing industries, marine fabricators continually struggle with maintaining the right mix and amount of inventory to use in the production of their custom products. Sure, you can invest in comprehensive inventory management software to translate your inventory management into effective production processes. However, other inventory techniques can also result in an improved bottom …

Heimtextil 2017 nearly booked

June 6, 2016

Heimtextil, a global event for interior textiles, design and trends, is nearly booked eight months before the Jan. 10-13, 2017, event in Frankfurt, Germany, according to Messe Frankfurt. The exhibition space for digital printing has been expanded in Hall 6. Leading printer manufacturers from across the world will present their technologies. In addition to well-known …

Taylor Made Group announces new president and CEO

June 3, 2016

Andrew Hider has joined the Taylor Made Group as president and chief operating officer. Hider joins The Taylor Made Group from Danaher Corporation, where he spent the last 10 years. Prior to joining Danaher Corporation, Hider worked for General Electric. Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., Taylor Made Group LLC, has more than 100 years of experience …