January 2021

  • Published On: January 29, 2021

    U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and U.S. Representative Kathy Manning (D-NC) wrote to President Biden calling on the Administration to prioritize purchasing fully made in America Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), according to Textile World in a January 24 article.  The lawmakers outline four steps the Administration can take now to ensure our frontline workers have products needed [...]

  • Published On: January 29, 2021

     A broad coalition of industry organizations and labor unions, representing a broad spectrum of manufacturers and workers who stepped up to make essential PPE and other products throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, sent a letter today to President Biden and congressional leaders outlining recommendations on specific policy initiatives that must be adopted to re-establish a permanent [...]

  • Published On: January 28, 2021

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports new boat manufacturing activity in November was up 3 percent year over year, and down 18 percent compared to October on a seasonally-adjusted basis, according to the November Monthly Shipment Report (MSR). While wholesale boat shipments slowed in November, this was primarily driven by a pullback in shipments [...]

  • Published On: January 26, 2021

    Registration is still open for Thursday’s session of the free three-part Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Virtual Series online event occurring Jan. 28, Feb. 18 and March 18. Each two-hour session is focused on bringing the industry together through face-to-face video networking, insightful educational sessions, vendor spotlights, video shop tours, MFA awards presentations, giveaways and more. [...]

  • Published On: January 22, 2021

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  • Published On: January 21, 2021

    According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA)’s latest New Powerboat Registrations Report, November was another historic month for new boat sales. Data shows new powerboat retail sales gained momentum in November for the third consecutive month, up 13 percent compared to October and up 60 percent compared to the same time period in 2019 [...]

  • Published On: January 20, 2021

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced a partnership with Informa Markets to create the first joint production of South Florida’s winter boat shows—the Miami International Boat Show (MIBS), Miami Yacht Show (MYS) and Superyacht Miami. Set to debut Feb. 16-20, 2022, over Presidents Day weekend, the joint event will carry the Miami International [...]

  • Published On: January 19, 2021

    The governors of Illinois and Michigan have agreed to work jointly to protect the Great Lakes from invasive Asian carp species, as reported by the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced an intergovernmental agreement between the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Michigan Department of Natural [...]

  • Published On: January 18, 2021

    According to a press release, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics has announced an enhanced warranty for Sunbrella® fabrics to include replacement labor costs in all categories, including residential and commercial upholstery, shade and marine applications in the rare instances when replacement fabric may be needed. With the inclusion of replacement costs, Sunbrella fabrics are backed by [...]

  • Published On: January 15, 2021

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12 percent compared to 2019. More than 310,000 new powerboats were sold in 2020, levels the recreational boating industry has not seen since before the Great Recession in 2008. The following new [...]