December 2022

  • Published On: December 29, 2022

    The submission deadline to enter a new product into the Miami Innovation Awards program presented at the Discover Boating® Miami International Boat Show® is Jan. 10, 2023. The awards program recognizes manufacturers and suppliers who bring new, innovative products to market. Innovation Award winners will be announced during the boat show’s Industry Breakfast on Feb. [...]

  • Published On: December 28, 2022

    After two years that were affected to varying degrees by COVID-19, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA)'s Dealer Week 2022 broke both overall and dealer attendance records earlier this month in Austin, Texas, according to a news release from the organization. Highlights from Dealer Week 2022 included: More than 1,300 dealers and marine [...]

  • Published On: December 27, 2022

    Marine fabricators wanting to get started in the digital world can take advantage of a half-priced pre-conference Technology Workshop for Beginners that will take place the day before the MFA Conference in New Orleans on Jan. 25, 2023, from 9 am-3 pm. The Beginner Technology Workshop will be a hands-on seminar with participants working on [...]

  • Published On: December 18, 2022

    The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is offering the Textile Industry Retirement Multiple Employer Plan (MEP), now available to members in partnership with Cannaday Bloom Wealth and Insurance Solutions, DWC, and Transamerica. Participating organizations will have a professional service team to: •Manage most of the plan’s administrative tasks •Mitigate fiduciary burdens Organizations may even reap cost [...]

  • Published On: December 15, 2022

    Registration is now open for the Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Division’s one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023, at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, Canada. Participants will include business owners in the Canadian provinces involved in shade, architectural structures, marine tops, tarps and more. There will [...]

  • Published On: December 14, 2022

    The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) and North Carolina State University (NC State) have announced the creation of the Advanced Textiles Association Extraordinary Opportunity Scholarship Endowment, which will support textiles student development at NC State's Wilson College of Textiles and promote the textiles industry as a rewarding and valuable career path.  Funding for this endowment comes [...]

  • Published On: December 14, 2022

    Registration is now open for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) Fabricators Conference and Showcase to be held Feb. 20–21, 2023, in Conover, N.C.  The event, which will be held at the Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College, is for fabricators involved in specialty and industrial textile markets. Education sessions will be focused on [...]

  • Published On: December 13, 2022

    Massachusetts has established an Office of Outdoor Recreation, which will be housed in the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs. Massachusetts joins Maryland and Arkansas as the most recent states to create an Office of Outdoor Recreation since 2020. Eighteen states across the country now have offices dedicated to growing the outdoor recreation economy, [...]

  • Published On: December 8, 2022

    The Tools, Tips and Tricks contest, an annual session presented at the Marine Fabricators Conference with the goal of sharing tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques with fellow marine fabricators, is now open for submissions. Winners are chosen through attendee voting at the MFA Conference being held in New Orleans, Jan. 25-28, 2023. Prizes for [...]

  • Published On: December 7, 2022

    The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) is offering the webinar “Interviewing and Hiring Best Practices for Small Businesses” on Dec. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST. The session, which is free to ATA members and $39 for nonmembers, will help small business owners navigate the process of hiring and retaining employees.  The session’s presenter is Gary J. [...]