2024 Time Standards Manual Excerpt

Published On: January 1, 2024Categories: Features, MFA Time Standards, Resources


The Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of the Advanced Textiles Association, to serve as a benchmark that shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is an ongoing project that continues to grow and change in response to the ever-changing marine industry. If you have suggestions for updates or changes, please email barbara.connett@textiles.org and your suggestions will be submitted to the MFA Board of Directors for review and possible inclusion in future editions. 


This manual was developed by industry experts and the times stated for each project are averages. Individual times may differ depending on experience and technique. We suggest that each shop log its average project times so that it is able to quote its customers as accurately as possible. This issue of Marine Fabricator includes a truncated version of the Time Standards Manual. The complete manual (including 17 projects) is available online both as a pdf and as an interactive app for MFA members. Members can access the Time Standards Manual at marine.textiles.org/mfa-time-standards. Not a member? Joining is easy and offers many benefits! For more details visit marine.textiles.org/membership.


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