Brown and Manning call for Biden to prioritize American manufacturers and bolster domestic PPE

January 29th, 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 […]

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Industry and union coalition outlines PPE recommendations to Biden and Congress

January 29th, 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 […]

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Wholesale boat shipments ease in November

January 28th, 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 […]

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Still time to register for January 28 session of MFA Virtual Series

January 26th, 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. […]

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Premier Product Showcase 2021 call for submissions

January 22nd, 2021

Reader surveys show that New Products are one of the most popular parts of Marine Fabricator magazine. Get your products in front of thousands of customers in the May/June issue of Marine Fabricator magazine, for free! Showcase your company's most valued products and get maximum exposure. Deadline: Monday, February 15, 2021 NO COST TO PARTICIPATE […]

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New powerboat retail sales reach record highs in November

January 21st, 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 […]

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Miami boat and yacht shows to join forces

January 20th, 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 […]

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Michigan and Illinois sign invasive carp prevention agreement

January 19th, 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 […]

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Glen Raven expands warranty for Sunbrella fabrics

January 18th, 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 […]

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US boat sales hit 13-year high in 2020

January 15th, 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 […]

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