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July 1, 2018

Made exclusively in the U.S., Naugahyde® products deliver superior performance fabric solutions for the marine, recreational and automotive markets. Naugahyde Surfside is strong and durable, easily maintained and is resistant to fading. It is ideally suited for marine and outdoor seating as well as trim/door panels, auto trim, RV/van upholstery and other applications. www.rexpeggfabrics.com

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Better job costing for better profits

Working with numbers may not be your cup of tea, but it’s critical to the success of your business. It’s a fairly safe bet that not many fabricators started their operations because they wanted to work on spreadsheets. But like it or not, when you hang out a shingle, only part of your work will …

New members join MFA

Marine Fabricators Association welcomes the following new members. For complete contact information, visit www.ifai.com/marine. Banar Marine Canvas LLC Garri Banar www.bmarinecanvas.com Kennett Square, Pa. Capital Canvas Hal Daugherty www.juneaucanvas.com Juneau, Alaska Cloud’s Tail Upholstery Adriana Vargas www.facebook.com/cloudstail Fredericksburg, Va. Henssgen Hardware Corp. Rachel Novak www.henssgenhardware.com Queensbury, N.Y. Nu-Top Sales Joseph Peta www.nutopsales.com Baldwinsville, N.Y. Quantum …

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Coping with material failures and client confusion

Material meltdowns, client confusion and the wrath of Mother Nature create challenges for fabricators that require savvy skills and teeth-gritting determination. Nearly every marine fabricator has stories about projects that went awry and failed to meet demands in one way or another. It might be thread that doesn’t hold up, a mooring cover tearing loose …

Versatile polyester

Aqualast HD is resistant to mildew and UV radiation, providing extra protection for boat covers, awnings, bimini tops, storage and furniture covers, and camping enclosures, among many other uses. The heavy-duty, 100 percent solution-dyed polyester fabric has a urethane coating, is offered 60 inches wide, and comes in 12 popular colors with a 5-year warranty …