Miller Weldmaster hits the road with ‘Roadshow’

January 27, 2011

The Miller Roadshow, a traveling exhibit by Miller Weldmaster, is set to begin its 2011 itinerary in Florida, according to a press release from the company. The peripatetic Roadshow is actually a tradeshow that goes to MW’s customers and would-be customers. Eric Helmick is the Roadshow tech who offers advice and demonstrates the company’s machines. …

IFAI launches new website

January 20, 2011

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has launched a new website to better serve its members and the specialty fabrics industry as a whole. The site features an event calendar, news blog, news feeds from the association’s seven magazine websites, revamped bookstore and information on IFAI interest groups and services. Non-members can easily join the …

Fish Aid Music Festival to benefit Louisiana coast

January 10, 2011

Scheduled for Saturday, March 12, Fish Aid Music Festival is a benefit music concert to support the recovery and restoration of the Louisiana coast, Saint Bernard Parish, La., and beyond. Still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast continues to suffer in the aftermath of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, which …

Premier boat show anchors in Miami

January 1, 2011

The 70th annual Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami returns Feb. 17-21, 2011. The show will feature thousands of the newest powerboats, sailboats, engines, electronics and marine accessories from more than 2,000 leading manufacturers from around the world. Attractions this year include the new Dive & Travel Harbor, an ideal U.S. destination for …

Cell phone concerns

A recent U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Advisory warns boaters of the dangers in using cell phones and related devices. The advisory primarily addressed texting and inappropriately timed calls while engaged in critical shipboard operations. The report cautioned that “the potential risk associated with improper use of cellular telephones and other devices in the marine …

Purves achieves professional certification

Keith Purves of Riverside Covers in Fort Myers, Fla., achieved certification as a Master Fabric Craftsman in Marine Exterior signifying his skills, knowledge and experience in the manufacturing of custom marine exterior products. Purves was certified in October during IFAI Expo Americas. He gained experience through professional development, contributed to the advancement of marine fabrication …

Sunbrella® 50th anniversary

The Sunbrella® brand of performance fabrics is celebrating its 50th anniversary, commemorating the brand’s progress from a replacement for cotton awning fabrics in 1961 into a global brand. Sunbrella fabrics originated in the late 1950s. Glen Raven, which had been making cotton awning fabrics since the 1890s, needed a way to improve its product and …

New owners increase Strataglass sales

Strataglass Ltd. announced that the 2009-2010 sales year has met and exceeded all forecasts for company shipments. Strataglass’ new owners credit the success with endeavors to make a great product better. To ensure the longevity of the company, Strataglass has recapitalized to overhaul the manufacturing processes. The company’s quality control has been improved to guarantee …

New manager at MarChem CFI

Glennon “Glenn” J. Boresi is the new general manager of MarChem CFI in New Haven, Mo. He brings 25 years of experience and impressive credentials to the position, having a balanced background in sales, operations and administration. Boresi joins MarChem CFI after nine years with Egyptian Concrete Company. MarChem CFI Inc. manufactures proprietary coated, solution-dyed …

Delgado is IFAI Honored Life Member

Linda Delgado, MFC, Needle Loft of Texas, was recognized by the Industrial Fabrics Association International board of directors for her lifetime commitment to the industry by receiving the coveted Honored Life Member designation. She was nominated by Katie Bradford, MFC, IFM, of Custom Marine Canvas, and was honored at IFAI Expo Americas in October. Delgado …