Sustainability is focus of UN Global Compact CEO study

February 8th, 2023

The UN Global Compact recently published a CEO study conducted by Accenture of more than 2,600 CEOs across a range of industries and geographies (128 countries) about their attitudes and approaches to sustainability. Key highlights from the report include: 98% of CEOs agree sustainability is core to their role (up from 83% in 2013) 63% […]

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Marine Fabricators Association announces Marine Fabrication Excellence Award Winners

February 7th, 2023

Sponsored by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), the Fabrication Excellence Awards contest is designed to recognize excellence in marine fabrication. The entries are judged by a panel of certified marine professionals. Awards of Excellence and Outstanding Achievement Awards are given in each category. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Recipients […]

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Call for speakers for ATA Expo 2023

February 3rd, 2023

The call for presentations is open for Advanced Textiles Expo 2023. Interested speakers can share their expertise, cultivate valuable new connections and give helpful advice to their markets by presenting at Advanced Textiles Expo Oct. 31–Nov. 3, 2023, in Orlando, Fla. Advanced Textiles Expo, formerly known as IFAI Expo, has been regarded as the premier […]

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ATA presents free webinar on shipping discounts

February 2nd, 2023

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will present the free webinar “Hidden Hacks for FedEx Discounts” on Feb. 8, 2023, from 1:00–2:00 pm EST. Free for ATA members and nonmembers, the webinar will discuss how businesses can save money on shipping expenses, which is more important than ever in this challenging economy. PartnerShip, the ATA-preferred shipping […]

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New dates announced for Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2023

February 1st, 2023

Due to construction delays at the new Manufacturing Solutions Center at Catawba Valley Community College in Conover, N.C., the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) Fabricators Conference and Showcase event dates have changed to April 24–25, 2023. The event is for fabricators involved in specialty and industrial textile markets. Education sessions will be focused on workforce development, […]

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Minneapolis Boat Show attracts crowds

January 31st, 2023

The sold out 2023 Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, the nation’s largest collection of freshwater boats in the country, attracted nearly 24,000 attendees over its four-day run Jan. 26-29.   Minneapolis’ new Discover Boating Boat Finder generated more than 15,000 sessions since its December launch, with users spending an average time of 4.5 minutes on […]

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Keyston Bros announces new sales rep

January 26th, 2023

Keyston Bros, a well-known distributor of marine upholstery materials and supplies, announced that Jamie Marozzi, former owner of BayView Canvas, has been hired as a sales representative for the company. Marozzi will be based out of Keyston’s Raleigh, N.C. warehouse and will service the upholstery communities of the Northeast region. BayView Canvas, a custom marine […]

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MARAD announces grants for small shipyards

January 25th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOD) Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the availability of nearly $20 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2023 funding to help modernize small U.S. shipyards and train the workforce in this sector. MARAD’s Small Shipyard Grant Program provides grants that can be used to purchase equipment or provide employee training. In addition, […]

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ATA Canada Workshop speakers announced

January 24th, 2023

The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Workshop 2023 has announced five speakers who will take part in the 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. The speakers are: Alex Petizian, Sales and Account Manager, Supply Management Naizil Coated […]

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RIMTA awards Clean Marina certifications

January 19th, 2023

The Rhode Island Marine Trade Association (RIMTA) has recognized three new Clean Marina Facilities for its 2022 Clean Marina program. The voluntary program is administered by the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council to recognize Rhode Island marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs that voluntarily exceed regulatory requirements and adopt measures to reduce pollution. Designated "clean […]

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