September 2021

  • Published On: September 30, 2021

    Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is presenting the free Sunbrella-sponsored webinar “How to Choose the Right Marine Fabric” on Wednesday Oct. 6, at 1:00-2:00 pm EDT. The webinar will discuss how delivering high-quality and lasting results starts with selecting the right fabric. Presenters Bill McDaniel, marine market manager at Sunbrella, and Mike Erickson, president and [...]

  • Published On: September 30, 2021

    The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), the nonprofit organization that develops safety standards for the design, construction, maintenance and repair of boats, has opened registration for Standards Week, January 10-14, 2022, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Throughout the week, various committees will meet to discuss and potentially update standards under review. [...]

  • Published On: September 29, 2021

    The “Women and the Marine Industry” panel at the Boating Industry ELEVATE Summit being held Nov. 8-10 in Atlanta will include several influential women. The November 9 panel will provide personal and professional insight facilitated by moderator Angela Pilkington, executive vice president and chief of staff of Correct Craft, along with the following panelists: Ann [...]

  • Published On: September 27, 2021

    The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) runs through Thursday, September 30 in Tampa, Fla. The show includes a number of networking and special events for industry professionals to connect during its 30th anniversary celebration. The IBEX daily schedule can be found at Special events can be found at

  • Published On: September 24, 2021

    Registration is now open for the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Risk Mitigation: Series 1—Regulations and Electrification to be held virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The first in a new series of free one-day events dedicated to mitigating the risk in designing and building recreational boats, this [...]

  • Published On: September 24, 2021

    Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.  The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricators cultivate industry connections, improve their efficiency and increase revenue. [...]

  • Published On: September 22, 2021

    The California Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) following unanimous passage in the California Senate, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The legislation ensures that marine manufacturers maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law by allowing them to collect and retain consumer information from marine dealers to verify warranties and contact [...]

  • Published On: September 21, 2021

    TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed to educate and inspire. “The textile industry is complicated and ever-evolving. There is a lot of content out [...]

  • Published On: September 20, 2021

    Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) two-hour online event “Marine Fabrication Around the World” taking place Dec. 2, 2021, from 3-5 p.m. EDT. Attendees and suppliers will gather for a look into how fabrication methods vary in different locales. Topics will include a discussion of fabrication techniques with fabricators in Australia, [...]

  • Published On: September 16, 2021

    The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less than perfection. He is noted as giving generously to [...]