First annual Sewn Products Reshoring Award

December 6, 2018

The sewing trade association SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative will award the first annual Sewn Products Reshoring Award. The award is open to all companies that have successfully reshored the sewing of any product to the U.S., accelerating the Made in America movement. Eligibility for this award must include production reshoring from offshore back to …

Covin Sales launches new website

December 4, 2018

Covin Sales & Converting has a new website featuring an enhanced look, easy navigation and a more user-friendly experience. For more than 20 years, Covin Sales has provided a wide range of fabrics, resources, solutions and services at competitive prices. The new website features industrial fabrics for many different industries including awning and marine. Visit …

Florida funding available to replace marine diesel engines

November 29, 2018

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has introduced a program to cover up to 40 percent of the cost for replacing eligible marine diesel engines with new marine diesel engines. Applications are due to the Department’s Division of Air Resource Management by Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and funded projects must be completed before June 30, …

Marine industry veteran retires

November 27, 2018

Jim Krueger, who started his marine industry career in 1972 at Cruisers Inc. in engineering and sales, and spent the next 45 years working for various companies around the industry, has retired. Following his time at Cruisers, Krueger worked for Sea Ray, Bertram Yachts, Trojan Yacht, Tollycraft Yacht, Shamrock Boats, Luhrs Marine Group and finally …

Free boating marketing materials

November 22, 2018

Business owners can access a variety of free Discover Boating promotional materials and marketing resources on GrowBoating.org in the ‘Tools You Can Use’ section. These resources are available to help promote businesses and increase customer engagement on a local level. Discover Boating marketing materials, collateral and tools include: •Promotional materials (including videos, window clings, floor …

Marine Fabricators Conference registration going strong

November 20, 2018

Online registration continues for the 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, onboard the Queen Mary, a historic 1930’s steamship that has been decommissioned and permanently moored in Long Beach, Calif. The conference features three full days of education including the design, patterning and fabrication of lumbar cushions, compartmental cushions and beveling basics. Additional sessions include …

IFAI Expo 2018 attracts international crowd

November 15, 2018

The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the three-day event. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 800 different exhibitors, including those from CAMX, hear expert advice at more than 69 educational …

North Carolina affirms right to fish and hunt

November 13, 2018

In the recent midterm election, North Carolinians voted in favor of adding the Right to Hunt and Fish Amendment to their state constitution. The new amendment provides permanent protections for the state’s anglers, hunters, and sportsmen and women by ensuring that laws regulating hunting and fishing will be genuine conservation efforts based on sound science. …

Wider distribution for Xtreme Seal products

November 8, 2018

Xtreme Seal LLC, a manufacturer of edge seal products for all types of custom covers, announced a new distributor partnership with George N. Jackson Limited of Winnipeg, Canada. George N. Jackson will be representing Xtreme Seal’s Black, White and Pro Seal products with the intent of representing more products in the future. Xtreme Seal’s products …

Free boat license, registration information

November 6, 2018

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has launched an easy-to-use widget that helps bring fishing license and boat registration information to consumers on any site the widget is added to. Users click their state on the map or select it from the drop-down menu to be taken directly to the state agency site to …