ATA presents free webinar on shipping discounts

February 2, 2023  |  Events, IFAI news, News, Webinars

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 i…
New dates announced for Fabricators Conference and Showcase 2023

February 1, 2023  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

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 a…
Minneapolis Boat Show attracts crowds

January 31, 2023  |  Industry News, News

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 D…
Keyston Bros announces new sales rep

January 26, 2023  |  Company News, News

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…
MARAD announces grants for small shipyards

January 25, 2023  |  Industry News, News

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 t…
ATA Canada Workshop speakers announced

January 24, 2023  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

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: Workshop…
RIMTA awards Clean Marina certifications

January 19, 2023  |  Industry News, News

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 volun…
Call for nominations for 2023 40 Under 40 program

January 18, 2023  |  Industry News, News

Entering its seventh year, Boating Industry magazine is now accepting nominations for its 40 Under 40 program, which highlights the best young leaders across all segments of the marine industry. Each year, the magazine receives hundreds of nominations from dealer principals, owners, CEOs and other i…