Call for editorial submissions: Specialty Fabric Showcase 2018

January 25, 2018

The Specialty Fabrics Review annual Fabric Showcase in the April and May 2018 issues is a great opportunity to give readers a look at new fabrics—natural, synthetic, woven, nonwoven, electronic, interactive or smart—and how they can help your potential customers do their jobs better. We’ll share the information, in print and online, with thousands of …

Grow Boating Guide available

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has launched the Grow Boating Guide, a collection of strategies and tactics to increase participation in recreational boating globally. The guide explores funding ideas; how to form alliances and gain industry commitment; how research can provide insights into perceived barriers to boating; ideas for consumer campaigns and …

LCI to acquire Taylor Made

January 23, 2018

Lippert Components, Inc., a supplier of windows and other components for the leading original equipment manufacturers of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, will acquire Taylor Made Group, LLC. Taylor Made, Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., is one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers to boat builders and the aftermarket, as well as a …

Minneapolis Innovation Awards announced

January 17, 2018

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) honored winners of the 2018 Minneapolis Innovation Awards, recognizing groundbreaking new consumer marine products. This is the first year the Innovation Awards came to Minneapolis to honor manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to the boating industry market in the following categories: …

New compact fiber laser welding system

January 11, 2018

Amada Miyachi America has introduced the updated LMWS Pulsed Fiber Laser Welding System, a highly configurable, compact unit designed for lean manufacturing. The system features a versatile high-power, high-speed laser available in 20-70 Watt (W) powers for welding metals and plastics. The LMWS is ideal for welding dissimilar metals, including copper to aluminum, aluminum to …

Tidewater Boats expanding Lexington County operations

January 9, 2018

Tidewater Boats is growing its Lexington County operations with a new satellite facility to build larger saltwater boats. To accommodate the production of larger models, the company is investing $8.3 million and creating 100 new jobs. Founded in 2006, Tidewater Boats has grown from five models 10 years ago to 24 models today. Boat sizes …

Construction underway for 2018 Miami International Boat Show

January 4, 2018

Construction at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin is well underway for the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 15-19. The show team continues preparations for what is shaping up to be a busy show, with more than 1,400 boats expected on-land and in-water, representing more than 175 brands. For more information, visit …

2018 California Boating Congress set for February 27-28

January 2, 2018

The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) is sponsoring the 2018 California Boating Congress (CBC), February 27-28 in Sacramento, CA at the Hyatt Regency. The two-day event brings together the marine industry and boating community to advocate for issues affecting this important part of the state’s economy and culture, and chart the future of boating policy in …

EVA foam cleaner

January 1, 2018

SC Wake’s Boat Juice is formulated for cleaning the surface dirt off ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA ) non-skid foam boat flooring. Available in a convenient 32 oz. spray bottle, the cleaner is easy to use and requires only soft scrubbing and a rinse. The product is nontoxic, colorfast and environmentally friendly and is safe on upholstery …

Glen Raven debuts solar array

Glen Raven Inc. has launched a $2 million solar farm at its Anderson, S.C.-based manufacturing plant. The company’s 3,076-panel solar farm will power 100 percent of the 1-million-square-foot facility’s lights. Leib Oehmig, Glen Raven’s president and CEO, says Glen Raven expects to achieve payback on its investment within four years in terms of energy savings. …