May 2022

  • Published On: May 31, 2022

    Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting above-average activity for this year’s Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said in a statement. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center issued a forecast of 14 to 21 named storms and a 65 percent probability of an above-normal season, with a 10 percent chance of below-normal activity. [...]

  • Published On: May 26, 2022

    Trivantage®, a one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware, and accessories, has announced its use of 100% renewable electricity for its facilities. This achievement supports parent company Glen Raven’s global sustainability initiative. “This milestone represents our ongoing commitment to being industry leaders in reducing environmental impact,” says Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage. “We’re proud to power our [...]

  • Published On: May 25, 2022

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Women in Textiles Summit 2023 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. on March 1–3. The vision of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women by providing an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business [...]

  • Published On: May 24, 2022

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently wrapped up a successful three-day advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), and welcomed more than 200 industry stakeholders to Washington, D.C. to drive the marine industry’s policy priorities forward. The event offered attendees the opportunity to hear from several boating champions on Capitol Hill, including Senators Todd [...]

  • Published On: May 19, 2022

    The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) rallied leadership from throughout the marine industry in its application for submission to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Apprenticeship Building America” grant program. Labeled “Building Out Apprenticed Trades (BOAT) Jobs,” MRAA’s application received written letters of support and recommendation from 26 marine industry organizations, including all of [...]

  • Published On: May 18, 2022

    Brunswick Corporation has announced new locations for BoatClass, an immersive on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water. Launched in 2021 for new and seasoned boaters to receive world-class training and learn the necessary skills to make the most of their time on the water, BoatClass [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2022

    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2022

    Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders [...]

  • Published On: May 17, 2022

    Godfrey Marine, a builder of pontoon boats and Hurricane deckboats, has broken ground on the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Ind. The new facilities include a 27,000-square-foot warehouse and an automation wing. The new warehouse space will enable a 30 percent increase in production, the company said in a statement. The automation capabilities [...]

  • Published On: May 12, 2022

    SkillsTrader and SkillsUSA have announced a partnership that will support workforce development. The agreement brings together SkillsTrader’s digital platform and SkillsUSA’s community of 333,527 students and educators from 53 states. Through this partnership, SkillsTrader will provide financial support for SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference, specifically, the Advisor’s Call to Action Breakfast, the Business Partner [...]