ICOMIA Small Craft Bulletin published

September 12th, 2016

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations’ (ICOMIA) Small Craft Standards Bulletin is now available. The bulletin provides industry stakeholders with early notification of changes to existing standards and modifications to production methods. These standards are developed and maintained by the ISO (International Organization for Standards) Technical Committee for Small Craft Standards (TC 188). Edition […]

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Sept. 9 webinar to explore Brexit implications for U.S. business

September 7th, 2016

In June, U.K. citizens voted to exit the European Union. The vote, known as Brexit, came as a surprise to many business leaders after decades of the expanding European Union and EU market. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the British American Business is sponsoring an informational webinar Friday, Sept. 9, at 11:00 a.m. EST on […]

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Sun & Sea Trilaminate Vinyl

September 1st, 2016

Vicar International now offers a 15-ounce, 62-inch wide vinyl trilaminate with a contemporary embossing over a matte, easy-to-clean finish. This product, called Sun & Sea, is available in 15 colors. Specifications include flame retardant, passes CPA1-84, NFPA-701, CA. Title 19 Sec. 1237.1, high tear and tensile strength, and mildew and rot resistance. Treated with 1,000 […]

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Distinction-Poly Thread

September 1st, 2016

Available in 20 bold, contrasting colors, Distinction-Poly Thread gives fabricators and manufacturers the versatility, extra UVR, and mildew resistant performance needed for both indoor and outdoor applications. The thread is formulated to meet the rigorous demands of the marine, automotive, RV, and golf industries. Recommended for marine and automotive seating, golf seating, outdoor furniture, accent […]

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The art of choosing a digital marketing partner

September 1st, 2016

Asking the right questions before choosing a digital marketing partner can save you time and money. There was a time when digital marketing could casually be left to employees who were interested in dabbling in online options. Now, however, digital marketing has grown up. Every business needs a plan that genuinely integrates traditional marketing efforts […]

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Details, details

September 1st, 2016

This issue of Marine Fabricator focuses on many of those business factors that keep customers coming through your doors. You have probably heard the saying, “God is in the detail.” Or, conversely, “The devil is in the detail.” Either way, successful business owners and managers naturally juggle dozens of concurrent factors in their day-to-day operations. […]

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Navigating the nuanced waters of insurance coverage

September 1st, 2016

Marine fabricators face a number of unique circumstances in their operations. They perform onsite work at their shops and offsite work at marinas. They use expensive-to-replace tools and equipment both on and off site. Occasionally a fabricator must bring parts of a customer’s watercraft back to his or her facility to do the work. Such […]

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MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix

September 1st, 2016

MagicEzy 9 Second Chip Fix is a UV- and water-resistant, ready-to-use filler, available in 10 popular boat colors. Intended for repairing small holes, chips and gouges in fiberglass, the product requires no mixing and there is no need to paint over the repair. This product incorporates the latest nano-technology to provide ultimate strength and adhesion. […]

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Accent on marine innovation

September 1st, 2016

Textiles that combine performance and aesthetics please fabricators and customers Sun and water are the iconic companions of leisure and recreation. However, if you are a marine fabricator, those same elements can also play an adversarial role. Marine fabrics should protect the people and equipment on board from the effects of heat, UV radiation and […]

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Sunbrella® Shift Collection

September 1st, 2016

The new Sunbrella® Shift Collection by Glen Raven Custom Fabrics includes six patterns that layer texture, color and pattern, fusing traditional pattern with modern styling. The patterns include Spotlight, Loft, Escapade, Connect, Integrated and Radiant. Fabrics in this collection meet ACT standards for use in high-traffic areas, making them suitable for hospitality, residential indoor and […]

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