The Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, to serve as a benchmark shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is an ongoing project that will grow and change organically in response to the ever-changing marine industry.
Please be aware that this manual was developed by experts in the industry, and that the times stated for each project are averages. Individual times may differ depending on experience and technique. We suggest that each shop log its average project times so that it is able to quote its customers as accurately as possible.