Miami Corp. promotes John Tavano to director of awning, shade & marine sales

July 20, 2022  |  Company News, News

The Miami Corporation is pleased to announce that John Tavano has been named the director of awning, shade and marine sales. Tavano joined Miami Corp. in 2013 as a regional sales representative focusing on the Northeast awning market.  In 2017, he was promoted to national account manager and has si…
Glen Raven announces reduced lead times for Sunbrella fabrics

July 20, 2022  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Fabric manufacturer Glen Raven reports that system enhancements and upgraded equipment has increased the output of its flagship brand by more than 25 percent. According to a company press release, the majority of stock Sunbrella® performance fabrics are available to ship immediately. The system imp…
Quality Thread & Notions celebrates 100 years

July 13, 2022  |  Company News, News

Quality Thread & Notions (QTN) is celebrating its 100th year anniversary as a thread and notions supplier. The company started as a supplier of sewing thread to the apparel industry in 1922. In the 1990’s, the company shifted its focus to the industrial market due to declining opportunities in…
New hires at Miami Corporation

June 17, 2022  |  Company News, News

Steve Szenay, MFC, has joined Miami Corporation as its new Technical Director for Marine Fabrics. With 40-plus years of experience in the marine canvas industry, Szenay is widely regarded as an industry expert. He is a longtime ATA member (formerly IFAI) and has shared his expertise at many MFA Conf…
Trivantage announces 100% renewable electricity milestone for its facilities

May 26, 2022  |  Company News, News

Trivantage®, a one-stop shop for fabrics, hardware, and accessories, has announced its use of 100% renewable electricity for its facilities. This achievement supports parent company Glen Raven’s global sustainability initiative. “This milestone represents our ongoing commitment to being industr…
Godfrey breaks ground on expansion

May 17, 2022  |  Company News, News

Godfrey Marine, a builder of pontoon boats and Hurricane deckboats, has broken ground on the expansion of its manufacturing plant in Elkhart, Ind. The new facilities include a 27,000-square-foot warehouse and an automation wing. The new warehouse space will enable a 30 percent increase in production…
Chris-Craft expands production capabilities

February 17, 2022  |  Company News, News

Boatbuilder Chris-Craft announced it broke ground on a new 80,000 square-foot factory expansion project in Sarasota, Fla., to allow the company to increase production capabilities to meet its growing market demands.  The expansion project is set to transform a 6-acre brownfield lot into an addition…
Steve Fredrickson joins Rainier Industries

January 4, 2022  |  Company News, News

Industry veteran Steve Fredrickson is joining Rainier Industries as the National Sales Director for Rainier Shade. Frederickson has more than 25 years of experience in the textile industry, with several different companies. Most recently, he was sales director at Sattler Corp. “I started working w…