Harness stitcher

July 1st, 2011

Consew Model 2050 easily stitches large thread through extremely thick material. Narrow feet facilitate close edge work and ensure quality thread tensions for tightly sewn finished goods. A cylinder arm and 16.5-inch workspace make stitching large, bulky materials easy. SOURCE Consew

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Updated fabrics

July 1st, 2011

The revamped Harbor-Time and Sea-Spraé fabrics from Tri Vantage offer improved hand, greater rub-off resistance, enhanced weathering and water resistance, and a more consistent face-to-back coating appearance. Harbor-Time is an acrylic-coated polyester. It is resistant to mildew and UV rays, making it ideal for a wide range of marine applications, including biminis, T-tops and travel […]

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New boat sales up

July 1st, 2011

New boat sales increased by 4.3 percent for the first quarter of 2011 for the average dealer tracked by consulting firm Spader Business Management. “Although it’s still a small percentage of the entire year’s business, it does represent a quarter of the year and can be a good indicator of what the year will be […]

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Misting system

July 1st, 2011

Mist-er-Comfort misting system installs easily to biminis, T-tops and hardtops, lowering cockpit temperatures by as much as 25 degrees on the hottest days. The standard system kit installs to an 8- to 10-foot boat beam using an existing boat water system or optional self-contained 6-gallon tank with pump. System includes three mister heads, mounting straps, […]

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Top Value Fabrics new website

July 1st, 2011

Top Value Fabrics launched a new website geared toward both new and returning customers. The user-friendly site includes information on the company’s extensive collection of fabrics and makes it simple for visitors to request information and contact individual sales consultants. Visitors can sign up for e-mail marketing programs.

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ACW expands

July 1st, 2011

American Cord and Webbing (ACW) expanded its facility. With design and manufacturing services now under one roof, the company can better accommodate growing customer demands. The company added two members, Stephan Yardan and Wendy Horowitz, to its R&D team. The additions allow the company to better serve customers with in-house, rapid product development and production for […]

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Senate appeals 1099 reporting requirement

July 1st, 2011

The Senate passed the “Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act,” repealing the onerous 1099 tax reporting requirement established in the health care overhaul passed last year. The 1099 provision would have required businesses to send a 1099 tax form and collect W9 information from every vendor it purchases more than $600 worth of goods or […]

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Boat sales tied to gas prices

July 1st, 2011

While the recreational boating industry is on the mend, expectations of a 10-percent increase in sales this year have been tempered by rising gas prices and economic unease following the Japan earthquake, according to a report from CNBC. The news outlet predicted it could take at least two years before powerboat sales return to 2007 […]

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YKK elects chairman

July 1st, 2011

YKK Corporation of America (YCA), a subsidiary of global fastener manufacturer YKK Corp., elected Alex Gregory chairman of the company’s board of directors. Gregory was named president and CEO of YCA in 2001, and will continue to serve in that role in addition to his duties as chairman of the board. “We develop hundreds of […]

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New MarChem CFI sales rep

July 1st, 2011

MarChem CFI appointed Cameron Weldon its upper Midwest regional sales representative. Weldon has 18 years of experience in the textile industry, primarily with Astrup and Tri Vantage. Based in Oakwood Hills, Ill., Weldon’s territory encompasses Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and far western Pennsylvania.

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