Keynote speaker announced for ATA Women in Textiles Summit

November 21, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Dr. Melissa Furman, the owner of Career Potential LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Advanced Textile Association’s Women in Textiles Summit taking place March 1–3, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Furman will address practical solutions to the challenges of being a wom…
Webinar Nov. 9 to examine new data on the recreation economy

November 7, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Webinars

Outdoor Recreation stakeholders are invited to join the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), and the larger outdoor recreation industry on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 12 p.m. ET, for a webinar presentation on new data of the impact of the outdoor recreatio…
ATA webinar will discuss member benefits

November 2, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News, Webinars

A free webinar hosted by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) on Nov. 9, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, will discuss the ATA Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) 401k. This is an opportunity for ATA members and nonmembers to ask questions regarding the benefits of joining this MEP vs. what an organization’s cur…
2023 MFA Conference early bird registration ends soon

October 20, 2022  |  Events, IFAI news, MFA Conference, News

Registration is open and reduced pricing is available now through October 31 for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricato…
Flexibility is key to navigating changing marine market

October 17, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

When Rick Berkey’s marine shop was closed for three months due to COVID-19 restrictions, “it became clear we couldn’t rely on marine work alone to sustain us and our employees during the ebbs and flows of market changes,” he says. Berkey is the owner of Rick’s Custom Marine Canvas and Sail…
MFA hosts regional events, seeking shop layout videos

October 12, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) had 80 fabricators and suppliers come together for the MFA Southeast Regional Workshop, September 16-17, 2022, at Canvas Designers, Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla. The next regional event is the MFA Southwest Regional Workshop, November 11-12, 2022, at SewLong-Cu…
MFA education at the NECPA Expo 2023

October 4, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Marine Fabricator Association (MFA) members are encouraged to attend the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Expo 2023 featuring marine canvas education brought to you by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) MFA division. This annual event, held by MFA’s industry partner NECPA, offer…
Hurricane Ian forces IBEX 2022 cancellation

September 26, 2022  |  Events, Industry News, News, Other Events

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the cancellation of this year’s show, which was to take place Sept. 27-29 in Tampa, Fla. The decision, according to show organizers, was made in order to prioritize the safety of its staff, exhibitors and partners as a re…