2022 MFA Conference registration now open

September 24, 2021  |  Events, Industry News

Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 13-15, 2022, at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C.  The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine …
California assembly approves legislation to keep marine manufacturers in federal compliance with consumer protection law

September 22, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The California Assembly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 335 (AB 335) following unanimous passage in the California Senate, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. The legislation ensures that marine manufacturers maintain compliance with federal consumer protection law…
TVF launches online resource center

September 21, 2021  |  Company News, News

TVF Inc. has launched its TVF Resource Center, a source for accurate information and education for all things fabric. The resource center, found at resourcecenter.tvfinc.com, contains fabric knowledge, textile tips, instructional guides and other helpful content designed to educate and inspire. “T…
MFA virtual event will explore marine fabrication around the world

September 20, 2021  |  Events, IFAI Events, Webinars

Registration is now open for the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) two-hour online event “Marine Fabrication Around the World” taking place Dec. 2, 2021, from 3-5 p.m. EDT. Attendees and suppliers will gather for a look into how fabrication methods vary in different locales. Topics will inclu…
Deadline Extended for Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship

September 16, 2021  |  News

The Steve Lukos Memorial Education Scholarship, to honor the career of Steve Lukos in the industrial textiles industry, has been extended to Monday, October 4.  Steve Lukos was known as a hardworking, intelligent—a bit on the stubborn side—and innovator that refused to settle for anything less …
New appointments to National Boating Safety Advisory Committee

September 16, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Coast Guard recently appointed 20 individuals to serve as members of the National Boating Safety Advisory Committee (NBSAC), which was established in 2018. NBSAC members are selected from disciplines within the following fields of expertise: state boating safety programs, recreational vesse…
Submit outdoor recreation projects eligible for LWCF funding

September 15, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The implementation of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) offers the outdoor recreation community an opportunity to have its voice heard and inform agency and congressional partners of priorities carried out through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and the maintenance backlog. In an ef…
IFAI launches first podcast

September 14, 2021  |  News

IFAI Talking Textiles The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) recently launched IFAI Talking Textiles, a podcast hosted by the IFAI Canada and the Advanced Textiles Products divisions.   One episode will be available each month featuring interviews with members in the Canadian a…
Minnesota DNR seeks Game and Fish Fund Oversight Committee members

September 14, 2021  |  Industry News, News

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking applications from Minnesota residents to serve two-year terms on the Game and Fish Fund Oversight Committee. The Game and Fish Fund has two oversight committees–the Fisheries Oversight Committee (FOC) and the Wildlife Oversight Committ…
Land ‘N’ Sea marine and RV trade shows change to virtual events

September 9, 2021  |  Events, Other Events

Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing Inc. announced its Marine & RV Dealer Trade Shows for Las Vegas and Ohio will be transitioning to a live virtual platform. According to boatingindustry.com, the company said in a press release that it decided to cancel the physical Land ‘N’ Sea Dealer Shows in L…