Shears feature ergonomic design

March 1, 2009

Smooth-Cut shears from Consew feature an ergonomic design with stainless steel blades and a solid core thumb handle and flexible bottom handle that works well for both left and right hands. Available in a variety of styles and sizes. Forged stainless steel clippers are available with straight and curved blade. SOURCE Consew, +1 212 741 …

Full enclosure features custom screens and smiles

DRH Canvas & Marine Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the dodger category of the 2009 MFA Awards, included a full enclosure with custom screens and smiles for a 2004 Maxium 401 cruiser. Customer wanted the front three windows and front two side windows to have smiles and …

Track installation for dodger gives clean look

DRH Canvas & Marine Ltd., Halifax, Nova Scotia This project, which won an Outstanding Achievement Award in the dodger category of the 2009 MFA Awards, included a dodger and frame for Nancy May, a classic O’Day 28. The companion way had to have a custom cover installed, then the dodger could be installed with frame …

Dodger features extra removable windows

Mikes Marine Custom Canvas, Virginia Beach, Va. This project, which won an Award of Excellence in the dodger category of the 2009 MFA Awards, involved a new dodger with extra large removable windows, including a swing-up center window that snaps to the reinforced aft pocket. The client had Mikes remove an existing 10-foot-long bimini with …

“Cool” enclosure shelters family during trips

Bennett Custom Canvas Inc., Etobicoke, Ontario The client for this project, which won a 2009 MFA Award of Distinction and an Award of Excellence in the full exterior powerboats under 27 feet category, came to Bennett Custom Canvas Inc. with a request to build an enclosure to shelter his family during their trips back and …

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Attainable sustainability: Going green has its business benefits

From magazine articles to seminars to trade show floors, the topic of sustainability has worked its way into the American business consciousness. As a result, companies are pioneering solutions that address the safety of the planet and the effects on people, while keeping the bottom line in mind. In the marine fabrication industry, interest in …

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How Mike Erickson grew his Canvas Designers business

By Sigrid Tornquist “I believe that as responsible corporate citizens, we must provide living wages for our employees,” says Mike Erickson, MFC, president and owner of Canvas Designers Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla., who pays his staff above the industry standard. “I want employees who stay on long term.” And that’s exactly what he’s got, …

Tax cuts for cutting energy consumption

By Mark E. Battersby Reducing the cost of energy is on every marine fabricator’s mind these days. Saving energy may come with additional costs, but provisions in our tax laws, benefits that increased significantly with last fall’s “Bailout” bill, offset some of those higher, up-front costs. While lawmakers push for and pass more energy-related tax …

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Boat headliner system features matching pairs that lock

Compiled by Juli Case Question: I’m looking for a boat headliner system, which was new a couple of years ago. It involves a plastic tab system with matching pairs that lock. Answer: We think you’re describing the Fastmount System from the company of the same name. Its headquarters are in New Zealand, with G&T Industries …

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Resources help keep companies in touch

Compiled by Juli Case Question: The phone number for a company that we used to buy fabric from is no longer in service. Is there a way to find out if it’s still in business? Answer: Area codes for telephone numbers sometimes change, so that’s the first thing to check. Your telephone service provider should …