California boating gets new tax revenue

September 1st, 2017

When excise taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel go up in California this fall, the California Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) will receive a small portion of the new revenue. Fuel excise taxes have not been increased in 20 years. Legislative analysts expect the increased excise taxes, as well as significantly higher car registration […]

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Young boating leaders honored

September 1st, 2017

Boating Industry magazine announced its 40 Under 40 winners, a list of the top young leaders from across the marine industry. The honorees were chosen from among 200 entries for their outstanding work in the industry and the potential seen in them to continue to carry the marine industry forward. For a list of the […]

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Problem-solving fasteners

September 1st, 2017

Using the right fastener is critical for solving problems rather than creating them. As any marine fabricator will attest, carefully constructed cushions, windshield covers, enclosures, window treatments and so on have to withstand sun, salt, wind and water as well as normal (and occasionally rough) handling by their clients. These items also need to be […]

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Fil-Tec hires new sales rep

September 1st, 2017

Fil-Tec Inc., Hagerstown, Md., a leading industrial thread manufacturer, announced that Tom Koster is joining its sales team as senior sales representative for the Midwest region. He will handle sales and service as well as new account development. Koster has more than 36 years of experience in sales and management.

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MFA Conference 2018

September 1st, 2017

Marine Fabricators Conference in Savannah, Ga., January 25 -27, 2018 The annual Marine Fabricators Conference is designed to help you cultivate industry connections, improve your efficiency and increase revenue. This three-day event features a variety of education and training from hands-on to classroom presentations, business and more! To register, visit ifai.com/marineconference.

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Marine business passes to next generation

September 1st, 2017

In 2007, Kate Mitchell set up a 10-year plan to transition her business on the Alaskan frontier to her children. Today her children value the company’s courageous past and anticipate a bright future. We didn’t homestead like the Kilcher family from Discovery Channel’s Alaska: The Last Frontier but we were here before the roads were […]

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Handheld die cutters

September 1st, 2017

Vicar’s handheld die cutters are the perfect tool for neatly cutting holes into heavy fabric and vinyl. This can save many hours of hand-hammering with conventional cutters and mallets because all holes are punched neatly at the same time. Excellent for marine and RV fabricators on the road. Models available for either Vicar Turnbuckle (Common […]

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