MARAD marine highway project grants awarded

September 28th, 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, […]

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New ATA podcast about marine wake boat cover business

September 27th, 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 […]

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Registration opens for Advanced Textiles Expo preview 2023 webinar

September 26th, 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 […]

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ATA Workforce Development Council seeking advisory board members

September 21st, 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, […]

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Newport International Boat Show kicked off 2023 season

September 20th, 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 […]

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Registration now open for 2024 ABYC Standards Week

September 19th, 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 […]

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BoatUS Foundation receives $10M NOAA grant for debris removal program

September 14th, 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 […]

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Registration now open for ABYC, USCG risk mitigation webinar

September 13th, 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 […]

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Trivantage debuts customer membership program

September 12th, 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 […]

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ATA launches Leadership Academy

September 11th, 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 […]

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