2022 Women Making Waves winners selected

June 30, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Boating Industry magazine named the 2022 Women Making Waves winners in its June/July issue. Entering its fifth year, the program recognizes women in the recreational boating industry who continue to make contributions to its success, propel its growth and lead their organizations and peers into the …
NMMA releases demographic research

June 29, 2022  |  Industry News, News

In partnership with agency partner Cutwater, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA) conducted research that looked at the feelings and mindset of long-time boat owners, first-time boat owners and potential boat owners to be, t…
MFA announces two fall regional workshops

June 28, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) is offering two fall regional workshops that will provide networking and hands-on education in a shop setting. The workshops give fabricators an opportunity to see how other shops approach various projects as well as learn new options for shop layout, materia…
MFA Tools, Tips and Tricks contest open

June 27, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, MFA Conference, News, Tools, Tips and Tricks

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) annual Tools, Tips and Tricks contest is now open for submissions. Submissions can include anything fabricators do to save time, money or perform a job in a unique way. Even the simplest solutions are a great help to other shops. Submission ideas include usin…
Ocean Shipping Reform Act updates U.S. shipping law

June 23, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the first major update to U.S. international ocean-shipping laws in more than two decades. The Senate passed the shipping reform bill earlier this year, and President Biden is expected to sign the measure into law in the coming days. Bipartisan legis…
OSHA administers $11.7 million in training grants

June 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

The U.S. Department of Labor will provide a funding opportunity for $11.7 million in Susan Harwood Training Grants to support the delivery of training and education to help workers and employers identify and prevent workplace safety and health hazards. Administered by the department’s&nb…
USDA partners with Port of Houston to ease agriculture shipping bottlenecks

June 22, 2022  |  Industry News, News

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans to increase capacity for exporting chilled and frozen agricultural commodities at the Port of Houston in Houston, Texas, to help improve service for shippers of U.S. grown agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partner…
IBEX 2022 registration opens

June 21, 2022  |  Industry News, News, Other Events

Visitor registration for the 2022 The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) show is now open. Set to take place September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center, the large trade event for marine industry professionals offers access to more than 600 exhibitors from 14 …