2020 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract now available

November 17th, 2021

The 2020 Canadian Economic Factoids report is now available as a part of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s 2020 Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract. This report looks at Canadian economic indicators from 2007-2020 and identifies trends impacting the retail markets. Gross domestic product (GDP), disposable income, industry capacity utilization, manufacturing capacity utilization and unemployment rate are […]

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MRAA details lineup for Dealer Week in person and online

November 16th, 2021

The Marine Retailer’s Association of the Americas (MRAA) Dealer Week Conference and Expo education lineup will address common pain points currently faced by dealers. Dealer Week will take place in Austin, Texas, Dec. 6-9, 2021, and online, Jan. 11-13, 2022. Attendees who sign up for the in-person event will receive complimentary access to Dealer Week […]

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Strataglass announces new master European distributor

November 15th, 2021

Strataglass LLC, a manufacturer of press-polished clear vinyl enclosure products, has announced that SURETEX, a corporation located in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, has been appointed as master distributor in Europe for all Strataglass brands. The distribution plan is the latest in the expansion of the Strataglass brand based efforts to be a worldwide total solution provider. […]

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Registration opens for engineering compliance seminar

November 15th, 2021

Registration is now open for the 2021 virtual National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Engineering Standards Compliance Seminar, with conference access beginning Dec. 13, 2021. The seminar is open to the industry as well as NMMA members. NMMA members are required to complete an engineering compliance seminar every other year. The virtual Engineering Compliance Seminar offers […]

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Free MFA virtual event will explore marine fabrication around the world

November 15th, 2021

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 include a discussion of spray dodger fabrication techniques with Dave […]

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MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards deadline is Monday

November 12th, 2021

The deadline for the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards is Monday, November 15. From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Awards showcase projects representing the breadth of the industry from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery. Winners will be announced at the 2022 MFA Conference at Wild Dunes Charleston’s Island Resort, Isle of […]

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International Achievement Award winners announced at IFAI Expo 2021

November 12th, 2021

The winner in the Geosynthetics category is from ACE Geosynthetics Inc.: Segmental block reinforced structure applied for the highway interchange project. Photograph courtesy of ACE Geosynthetics Inc. The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced the winners of the 2021 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at the Awards and Networking Breakfast at IFAI Expo 2021 on Nov. […]

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IFAI Expo celebrates its 100th anniversary with a successful show in Nashville

November 11th, 2021

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) wrapped up IFAI Expo 2021, North America’s largest specialty, industrial and advanced textiles event, on Nov. 4 at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn. IFAI Expo 2021 included 218 exhibiting companies and a total of 3,173 participants. This year was the 100th anniversary of IFAI Expo's in-person show. IFAI […]

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EU retaliatory tariff to be lifted Jan 1

November 11th, 2021

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative confirmed that the European Union’s (EU) 25 percent retaliatory tariff on American-made boats will be lifted on January 1, 2022, provided the U.S. rolls back its Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel by January 1, 2022. Additionally, the officials confirmed […]

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New OSHA vaccination policy for private businesses

November 10th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new emergency temporary standard (ETS), requiring private employers with 100 or more employees–firm or company-wide–to develop, implement and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, unless they adopt a policy requiring employees to choose to either be vaccinated or undergo regular COVID-19 testing […]

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