NAM announces vaccine project

February 4, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute are launching the “This Is Our Shot” project, an initiative to educate the manufacturing community, affected families and their communities about the COVID-19 vaccine. The project is live at NAM.org/ThisIsOurShot, where NMMA members can access the latest resources, webinars and a public service announcement on …

2021 Marine Fabricators Conference cancelled

November 17, 2020

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Board and Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) have announced that the 2021 Marine Fabricators Conference, which was to be held in New Orleans in January 2021, has been cancelled. The MFA Board and IFAI leadership staff made the decision to cancel the in-person event based on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic …

2021 Marine Fabricators Conference cancelled

November 10, 2020

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Board and Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) announced today that the 2021 Marine Fabricators Conference, which was to be held in New Orleans in January 2021, has been cancelled. The MFA Board and IFAI leadership staff made the decision to cancel the in-person event based on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic …

Norwalk Boat Show canceled

July 29, 2020

With COVID-19 cases increasing around the country, widespread reports of inventory supply issues and Connecticut’s travel restrictions impacting residents from more than 30 states, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has canceled this year’s Progressive® Insurance Norwalk Boat Show at Norwalk Cove Marina, which was scheduled to be held from September 24-27, 2020. Looking ahead …

IBEX 2020 will be a virtual event

July 16, 2020

The 30th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2020, is transitioning to a virtual-only event. This decision was made to pivot the in-person show to a virtual event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The marine industry will still be able to connect online with all the experts …

Pulling together during the pandemic

July 6, 2020

By Cathy Broberg Those of us not on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic often feel helpless. Sheltering in place doesn’t feel like much of a contribution. Jamie and Bob Mills from Wm. J. Mills & Co., Greenport, N.Y., were among those who wanted pitch in. The brothers designed a face shield they planned …

SBA releases new PPP loan forgiveness applications

July 2, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, which was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020. In addition to revising the full forgiveness application, SBA also published a new EZ version of the forgiveness application …

New COVID-19 resource on states’ retail reopening guidelines

June 24, 2020

As states across the country continue to reopen their economies, many states have outlined phased plans for businesses to protect the health of their employees and consumers. In response, MRAA and NMMA have partnered to release a new state retail reopening tracking document, which serves as a quick guide to retail guidelines by state. This …

IBEX 2020 still scheduled to open Sept. 29 in Tampa

June 2, 2020

International BoatBuilder Exhibition & Conference Show (IBEX) director Anne Dunbar announced that IBEX 2020 is still planned to open as scheduled on Sept. 29 this fall. “As the worldwide COVID-19 crisis continues, we understand that there are questions and concerns for IBEX 2020 in Tampa, Florida this September.” Dunbar says show planners will be working …

New NMMA COVID-19 resource on states’ reopening plans

May 27, 2020

As states across the country continue to reopen their economies, many states have outlined phased plans for businesses to protect the health of workers and citizens. In response, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is releasing a new state tracking document, which serves as a quick guide to these reopening plans, benchmarks and task forces. …