Keynote speaker announced for ATA Women in Textiles Summit

November 21, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

Dr. Melissa Furman, the owner of Career Potential LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Advanced Textile Association’s Women in Textiles Summit taking place March 1–3, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Furman will address practical solutions to the challenges of being a wom…
Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards submission deadline extended

November 2, 2022  |  Awards, IFAI news, MFA Excellence Awards, News

The 2023 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards submission deadline has been extended to Nov 15, 2022. Fabrication Excellence Award Winners receive: •A featured spot in Marine Fabricator magazine •A personalized plaque and press release •Recognition on the MFA website New this year: •A new catego…
ATA webinar will discuss member benefits

November 2, 2022  |  Events, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News, Webinars

A free webinar hosted by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) on Nov. 9, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, will discuss the ATA Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) 401k. This is an opportunity for ATA members and nonmembers to ask questions regarding the benefits of joining this MEP vs. what an organization’s cur…
International Achievement Award Winners Announced at IFAI Expo 2022

November 1, 2022  |  Awards, IAA, IFAI news, News

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announced the winners of the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at IFAI Expo 2022, Oct. 12-14, in Charlotte, N.C. ATA’s goal with the IAA is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used in thousands of products and applications in the rapidly …
Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards deadline approaching

October 26, 2022  |  Awards, IFAI news, MFA Excellence Awards, MFA Excellence Awards, News

The 2023 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards deadline is Nov 1, 2022. Fabrication Excellence Award Winners receive: •A featured spot in Marine Fabricator magazine •A personalized plaque and press release •Recognition on the MFA website New this year: A new category called Transformations (Before…
2022 IFAI Expo Show Stopper winners list includes marine entry

October 24, 2022  |  Awards, Expo News, IFAI news, News, Show Stoppers

Bainbridge International’s Nauti Carbon Pole™ won a 2022 IFAI Expo Show Stopper Award in the Hardware, Findings and Accessories category. The new telescoping pole is made from black carbon fiber and is an excellent solution for lightweight shade supports. The pole can be used for marine awnings,…
2023 MFA Conference early bird registration ends soon

October 20, 2022  |  Events, IFAI news, MFA Conference, News

Registration is open and reduced pricing is available now through October 31 for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. The conference features three full days of education and networking designed to help marine fabricato…
Flexibility is key to navigating changing marine market

October 17, 2022  |  Expo News, IFAI Events, IFAI news, News

When Rick Berkey’s marine shop was closed for three months due to COVID-19 restrictions, “it became clear we couldn’t rely on marine work alone to sustain us and our employees during the ebbs and flows of market changes,” he says. Berkey is the owner of Rick’s Custom Marine Canvas and Sail…