Ask Me Anything May 10 on trade and tariffs with Nate Bolin

April 28th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association will be hosting an “Ask Me Anything” on trade issues with attorney Nate Bolin in May. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. EDT, in CONNECT by ATA’s Open Forum. This is a great opportunity to ask him your questions about trade and tariffs. […]

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Exhibitor registration opens for MRAA Dealer Week 2022

April 28th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) is returning to Texas Dec. 5-8, 2022, to host its annual education event and celebrate MRAA’s 50th anniversary at the Austin Convention Center. The event is now accepting exhibitor registrations. Dealer Week offers an opportunity for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to connect with the top dealerships […]

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IFAI survey gathers data about economic outlook

April 27th, 2022

IFAI is launching its Industry Survey to assess the effects of the past two years on textile companies. Survey findings will be published in the July issue of Specialty Fabrics Review magazine. The objective of the survey is to better understand the companies that are part of the textiles community, the current state of the […]

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NMMA offers webinar on 2022 ABC advocacy

April 26th, 2022

The 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is returning in-person to Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2022. Ahead of the industry’s advocacy event, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. ET, to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s […]

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Biden Administration announces temporary E15 gas sales

April 22nd, 2022

The Biden Administration announced it will ease restrictions on year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline in an effort to curtail rising gas prices across the country. Reported recently by the Wall Street Journal, the announcement will allow for gas with 15 percent ethanol (E15) to be sold between June 1 and September 15. Typically, E15 sales […]

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Nominations open for 2022 Women Making Waves program

April 21st, 2022

Boating Industry magazine is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Women Making Waves industry recognition program that honors women in the recreational boating industry who have made—and continue to make—great contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the future. The 2022 Women Making Waves will be featured in […]

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Fabricators under 40 wanted

April 20th, 2022

Photo: Tecsew, The Boat Cover Company. Do you know a young marine fabricator who is making a difference? Marine Fabricator magazine would like to recognize MFA members under age 40 who are working at a high standard and are seeking to improve the industry. Please send the fabricator’s name and contact information to Include […]

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Hotel block now open for MFA Conference 2023

April 19th, 2022

The Sheraton New Orleans is the headquarters hotel for the Marine Fabricators Conference 2023. All conference activities, except potential shop tours, will be held on the hotel’s property. Located on Canal Street, the hotel is steps away from the buzz of the French Quarter. The hotel is offering conference attendees an early-bird rate of $169. […]

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Cargo ship finally freed from the Chesapeake Bay mud

April 18th, 2022

The 1,095-foot-long cargo ship that was mired in the mud of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay for five weeks has finally been freed, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. After two unsuccessful attempts to dislodge it, and the subsequent removal of roughly 500 of the 5,000 containers it was carrying, the Ever Forward was refloated just before […]

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In-person Capitol Hill meetings return to the American Boating Congress

April 14th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently announced the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) will feature in-person meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff. The development follows a recent decision from Capitol authorities to lift certain restrictions on public meetings. The Hill meetings portion of ABC is currently slated for Thursday, […]

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