Deadline for Miami Innovation Awards entries approaching soon

December 29th, 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. […]

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MRAA’s Dealer Week 2022 breaks attendance records

December 28th, 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 […]

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MFA Beginner Technology Workshop half price until Jan. 1

December 27th, 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 […]

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ATA offers employer retirement plan

December 18th, 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 […]

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Registration opens for ATA Canada Workshop

December 15th, 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 […]

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ATA announces scholarship endowment for textiles students

December 14th, 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 […]

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Registration opens for Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2023

December 14th, 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 […]

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Massachusetts establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

December 13th, 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, […]

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2023 MFA Conference now open for TTT submissions, tech class registration

December 8th, 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 […]

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ATA webinar to discuss interviewing and hiring best practices

December 7th, 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. […]

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