LENZIP releases No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper

June 22, 2017

LENZIP Manufacturing Corporation, a manufacturer of industrial and commercial grade zippers based in Rolling Meadows, Ill., has released the LENZIP No. 12 Marine Grade UV Zipper. No. 12 gauge is larger than the industry standard No. 10, but smaller than LENZIP’s BIGZIP® No. 15 gauge. The No. 12 gauge is available with 316 stainless steel …

MFA at IFAI Expo 2017

June 13, 2017

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) will have a presence this year at IFAI Expo in New Orleans, La. Join MFA for sessions on upholstery and enclosures, as well as a case study and successful employee retention.  The current schedule is as follows: Monday, September 25 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m. – Specialty Fabrics Cover Tour …

SEAMS announces new executive director

June 6, 2017

SEAMS, the National Association for the U.S. Sewn Products Industry, announced that Will Duncan and Associates (WDA) will assume daily management and operations of the not-for-profit organization. Duncan brings more than 30 years of experience in management development, process improvement, etc. to his new role. This board level selection of Will Duncan, founder and CEO of …

Boat sales trends sections of NMMA Statistical Abstract released

June 5, 2017

The fifth and sixth sections of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract are now available and can be downloaded here.  Data shows retail unit sales of outboard, inboard and sterndrive boats were up 6 percent in 2016 and corresponding dollars were up 8 percent. Saltwater fishing boat unit sales were up …