Study of boat buying

January 1st, 2011

Foresight Research announced findings from a study that measured which marketing channels had the most influence on consumers’ decision to purchase a new boat. The findings are the result of interviews among 3,295 boat buyers who purchased a boat during the last 18 months, ending August 2010. For consumers who attended a boat show, the […]

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Premier boat show anchors in Miami

January 1st, 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 […]

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TMI appoints new CEO

January 1st, 2011

Frank J. Mummolo was appointed president and chief executive officer of TMI. Mummolo comes to TMI after serving as founder and managing director of Philadelphia-based MCA Consulting Services Inc. At TMI, Mummolo will set overall strategic direction to include: leading the company into new markets, increasing market share in existing markets, overseeing the development of […]

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ABA renews partnership with Taylor Made

January 1st, 2011

Taylor Made Systems announced that the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) renewed an agreement naming Taylor Made Systems as the ABA’s preferred supplier of choice for glazing and canvas systems until 2013. It names both Taylor Made Systems and its canvas-manufacturing partner, Ameritex Fabric Systems. Together, the two companies possess more than 50 active patents, several […]

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Delgado is IFAI Honored Life Member

January 1st, 2011

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 […]

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Trican Corp. rebrands

January 1st, 2011

Trican Corp., a distributor of awnings and high-performance specialty outdoor fabrics in Canada, has undertaken a company rebranding, including the launch of a new website. About a year ago, Trican began the process of rebranding publicly with a new logo, new website and incorporating the use of social media.

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New manager at MarChem CFI

January 1st, 2011

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 […]

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New owners increase Strataglass sales

January 1st, 2011

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 […]

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Sunbrella® 50th anniversary

January 1st, 2011

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 […]

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Purves achieves professional certification

January 1st, 2011

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 […]

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