April 2016

  • Published On: April 28, 2016

    Speakers, exhibitors and sponsors from around the world are meeting in Cartagena de Indias for the International Nautical Congress of Colombia. The summit, being held April 27-29, is organized by AsoNautica de Colombia (ANC), Centro de Convenienciones de Cartagena de Indias, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association [...]

  • Published On: April 28, 2016

    Marlen Textiles, New Haven, Mo., manufacturers of outdoor textiles, has extended the warranty on five of its most popular products: Top Notch®, Top Notch 9®, Top Notch 1S®, Top Notch FR® and Top Gun FR®. The warranty period will be extended from five to eight years for Top Notch, Top Notch 9, Top Notch FR [...]

  • Published On: April 25, 2016

    Fasnap Corp., a wholesale distributor of fastener textile systems based in Elkhart, Ind., announced that president George Lang will retire effective April 29, after 17 years with the company. Lang began his 43-year career in fastener distribution in 1973 with TRW Fasteners, where he worked for 18 years. He spent eight years with Scovill Fasteners [...]

  • Published On: April 12, 2016

    A national poll conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) shows that that consumer knowledge of how to use high ethanol fuel blends remains relatively unchanged from the last few years. According to 2016 poll results, 64 percent of American adults who own outdoor power equipment say they are [...]

  • Published On: April 11, 2016

    The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced that its show floor is sold out, but companies interested in exhibiting may fill out an online application to be added to a wait list. Exhibit space will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis. IBEX, which will be held at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, [...]

  • Published On: April 7, 2016

    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) will host a webinar Tuesday, April 12, at 2 p.m. EDT on new import and customs compliance rules. Enhanced customs enforcement is likely due to recent changes within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the February 2016 enactment of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act. The webinar [...]

  • Published On: April 6, 2016

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering nearly $14 million in grants to 32 states, commonwealths and territories to support recreational boating through the Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. The BIG funds are used to construct, renovate and maintain marinas and other facilities with features for transient recreational boats that are 26 feet or [...]

  • Published On: April 1, 2016

    An example of horizontal framing, which makes for a more open view when curtains are pulled. It is not the standard style of frame, but Tom Matson of the Afton (Minn.) Marina and Yacht Club has no problem sharing construction tips with other fabricators. Photo: Tom Matson Little competition among fabricators is nice [...]