West Marine acquired by private equity firm

April 20, 2021  |  Company News, Industry News

West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton, according to BoatingIndustry.com. L Catterton is the largest…
New Trivantage distribution center triples inventory capacity

April 15, 2021  |  Company News, Industry News

Trivantage® has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments, and improved visitor parking. The ne…
Fasnap promotes Grady

March 29, 2021  |  Company News, News

Fasnap Corp. has promoted Ryan Grady to National Sales Manager. Grady joined Fasnap in 2003 and has served key marine textile markets in the southeastern U.S. as well as domestic and international military and textile markets.
New Atlanta Boat Show roles announced

March 26, 2021  |  Company News, Industry News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Erhardt will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Erhardt has worked for the NMMA for 15 years coordinating …
Sattler hires regional sales manager for shade and marine division

March 24, 2021  |  Company News, Industry News

Sattler AG announces the addition of Mike Weunski as regional sales manager, shade and marine division. Weunski comes to Sattler with more than 20 years of experience in the shade and marine industry, most recently as sales and operations manager at Docril Fabrics LLC. In his new role, he will manag…
MFA welcomes new board members

February 3, 2021  |  ATA news, Company News, News

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) announces the following changes to the MFA Board: New Directors serving their first three‐year term: Kerri Ames, Yachtsman’s Canvas Mike Charlton, Charlton’s Marine Canvas Mike Hendrix, Keyston Bros Former Directors who have completed their terms an…
Glen Raven Custom Fabrics announces multiphase expansion plan

December 21, 2020  |  Company News

Glen Raven Custom Fabrics, Burlington, N.C., has announced the latest milestones in a multiphase global expansion plan, representing a $65 million investment to create additional capacity and support sustainability initiatives, according to a company press release. The first phase, initiated at the …
Palm Beach Mask to donate 100,000 disposable facemasks

December 21, 2020  |  Company News, Industry News

Palm Beach Mask, a Riviera Beach, Fla.-based manufacturer of personal protective equipment (PPE), will donate 100,000 disposable facemasks to government offices, medical organizations, first responders and non-profit groups across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast this holiday season. The com…
Chris-Craft announces new hires

November 24, 2020  |  Company News, Industry News, News

Chris-Craft, a longtime boat builder headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., announced that Max Gordon has joined the company as regional sales director. Gordon comes to the company with 12 years of industry experience, most recently as sales manager at Gage Marine, Williams Bay, Wis. Also joining the comp…
2020 Outstanding Volunteer Award Recipients announced

November 12, 2020  |  ATA news, Awards, Company News, Industry News, News

Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is very fortunate to have so many volunteers who give of themselves selflessly, helping every day by serving on different boards, task forces and committees. These volunteers judge competitions, provide education and impassioned leadership to other…