September 2023

  • Published On: September 28, 2023

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) awarded nearly $12 million in grants to eight marine highway projects across the nation under the United States Marine Highway Program (USMHP). The funding will improve the movement of goods along the country’s navigable waterways and expand existing waterborne freight services in Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas, [...]

  • Published On: September 27, 2023

    The most recent episode of the Advanced Textiles Association “Talking Textiles” podcast is entitled “Canvas Life: Navigating the Wake Boat Cover Business.” Host Kyle Van Damme, co-owner of Marine Tops Unlimited Inc. in Omro, Wis., sits down with guests Justin Jones and Clint Halladay of SewLong Custom Covers, Salt Lake City, Utah, to discuss how [...]

  • Published On: September 26, 2023

    A free Advanced Textiles Expo Preview webinar is being offered October 4, 2023, from 1–2 pm EDT, that will give a show overview, address concerns and answer questions about the upcoming Advanced Textiles Expo being held Nov. 1-3, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. For more than a century, Advanced Textiles Expo has been the textile industry's [...]

  • Published On: September 21, 2023

    As part of the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) member group restructuring, the former Makers Division has been reimagined as the Workforce Development Council (WDC). The goal of this group is to find solutions to the biggest problem facing the textile industry today—finding and keeping skilled employees. This group works to build and train the sewing, [...]

  • Published On: September 20, 2023

    The 52nd Newport International Boat Show took place September 14-17, 2023, at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water events in the country, its expanded footprint encompassed more than 15 acres on both land and water and hosted hundreds of exhibitors, dealers and manufacturers, with new powerboats and [...]

  • Published On: September 19, 2023

    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, Jan. 7-11, 2024, in Annapolis, Md. The ABYC's annual meeting is slated for the evening of Jan. 8, marking the organization's 70th anniversary. Standards Week is [...]

  • Published On: September 14, 2023

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a four-year, $10 million grant from its Marine Debris Removal Program to the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, which aims to rid the nation’s shores of abandoned and derelict vessels (ADVs), and remove the associated pollution, navigation and safety hazards that can harm [...]

  • Published On: September 13, 2023

    Registration is now open for the next U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) free online USCG/ABYC Risk Mitigation Series. Taking place Nov. 1, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. EST, the topic will be Navigating Compliance in the Age of Evolving Technology. ABYC and USCG experts will explore the future of USCG [...]

  • Published On: September 12, 2023

    Trivantage® has launched a new customer membership program called Trivantage Plus™. The program offers membership advantages that are aligned with the company’s core customer benefits, including a best-in-class experience and hassle-free ordering. The annual membership program includes these benefits: • $25 flat-rate, same-day shipping on parcel package orders (exclusions may apply) • Special offers on [...]

  • Published On: September 11, 2023

    Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) has launched the ATA Leadership Academy, an initiative set to reshape leadership excellence within the textile industry. This comprehensive leadership development program is designed to offer advanced training to professionals across all levels, with training options for ATA member companies of all sizes. The ATA Leadership Academy exemplifies the Association’s commitment [...]