Trivantage announces 100% renewable electricity milestone for its facilities

May 26th, 2022

Trivantage®, a one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware, and accessories, has announced its use of 100% renewable electricity for its facilities. This achievement supports parent company Glen Raven’s global sustainability initiative. “This milestone represents our ongoing commitment to being industry leaders in reducing environmental impact,” says Steve Ellington, president of Trivantage. “We’re proud to power our […]

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Call for speakers for IFAI’s Women in Textiles Summit now open

May 25th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will hold its Women in Textiles Summit 2023 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. on March 1–3. The vision of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women by providing an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business […]

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NMMA wraps up in-person American Boating Congress

May 24th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently wrapped up a successful three-day advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), and welcomed more than 200 industry stakeholders to Washington, D.C. to drive the marine industry’s policy priorities forward. The event offered attendees the opportunity to hear from several boating champions on Capitol Hill, including Senators Todd […]

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Industry joins to support grant application for marine job apprenticeships

May 19th, 2022

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) rallied leadership from throughout the marine industry in its application for submission to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Apprenticeship Building America” grant program. Labeled “Building Out Apprenticed Trades (BOAT) Jobs,” MRAA’s application received written letters of support and recommendation from 26 marine industry organizations, including all of […]

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Brunswick announces new BoatClass locations

May 18th, 2022

Brunswick Corporation has announced new locations for BoatClass, an immersive on-water training program designed to teach boating safety and assist boaters in gaining confidence on the water. Launched in 2021 for new and seasoned boaters to receive world-class training and learn the necessary skills to make the most of their time on the water, BoatClass […]

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IFAI selects Advanced Textiles Association as new name

May 17th, 2022

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) will become the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) effective June 1. The name change was approved in April with 85.6 percent of association members casting their votes to do so. Association bylaws require the approval of two-thirds of those returning ballots. The results were audited by Clifton Larson Allen. “This […]

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Outlook® gives attendees exclusive insights to power informed decisions at the 2022 conference

May 17th, 2022

Close to 100 attendees gathered at the Omni Homestead Resort (circa 1766) in Hot Springs, VA to engage, learn and connect with colleagues in the industry. A day and a half of informative business sessions, intermingled with several networking opportunities, were filled with knowledge and idea exchange as well as insights from various thought leaders […]

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Godfrey breaks ground on expansion

May 17th, 2022

Godfrey Marine, a builder of pontoon boats and Hurricane deckboats, has broken ground on the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Ind. The new facilities include a 27,000-square-foot warehouse and an automation wing. The new warehouse space will enable a 30 percent increase in production, the company said in a statement. The automation capabilities […]

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SkillsTrader partners with SkillsUSA

May 12th, 2022

SkillsTrader and SkillsUSA have announced a partnership that will support workforce development. The agreement brings together SkillsTrader’s digital platform and SkillsUSA’s community of 333,527 students and educators from 53 states. Through this partnership, SkillsTrader will provide financial support for SkillsUSA’s National Leadership and Skills Conference, specifically, the Advisor’s Call to Action Breakfast, the Business Partner […]

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Free Energy Optimization Toolkit available for download

May 11th, 2022

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a free Energy Optimization Toolkit that manufacturers can download to reduce energy costs, improve sustainability and increase resilience, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. As marine manufacturers continue acting in their commitment to increase sustainability efforts and lessen impact on the environment, industry stakeholders are encouraged […]

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