Get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide

September 2, 2020  |  Events, Industry News, News, Products, Resources

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2021 Buyer’s Guide is now open. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end products a…
Tools, tips and tricks

September 1, 2020  |  Resources

Clever tips from marine fabricators Use these clever tool hacks from Faith Roberts, owner of Banner Canvas in Ham Lake, Minn., to streamline your shop and increase your efficiency.  Hack 1  Clear bins with labels help you see everything at a glance. It saves time and allows you to reorder supp…
Get listed in the Marine Fabricator 2020 Buyer’s Guide

August 26, 2019  |  Resources

The annual call for listings in the Marine Fabricator 2020 Buyer’s Guide opens August 26. Thousands of companies turn to this annual guide to purchase products and services for their businesses. This comprehensive resource lists suppliers of fabric, film and foam; hardware and findings; end produc…
2019 MFA Time Standards Manual

January 1, 2019  |  Feature, MFA Time Standards

The Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, to serve as a benchmark shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is an on…
2018 MFA Time Standards Manual

January 1, 2018  |  Feature, MFA Time Standards

The Time Standards Manual was developed in 1996 by the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, to serve as a benchmark shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is an on…
Fresh updates for older vessels

January 1, 2017  |  In the Shop, Interiors & Upholstery, Projects, Resources

Most interior fabrication projects occur on fixer-uppers. The vessel might be vintage or it might be less than ten years old. While I always welcome the challenge of doing a better design than the original, there is a fine line between aesthetics and practicality. After all, the boat needs to be bot…
Good intentions

January 1, 2017  |  Resources

Building momentum in a business rarely just happens. Growing a business depends on an intentional effort, and in this issue of Marine Fabricator, readers will meet many successful business owners who are enjoying great momentum. And these owners are refining best practices as new projects come their…
Modern technology can prevent targeted cyberattacks

January 1, 2017  |  In the Shop, Management, Resources

Modern, targeted cyberattacks can take any organization by surprise. And these targeted cyberattacks are increasingly widespread. CBS Money Watch reported in June 2015 that more than 80 percent of U.S. companies have been successfully hacked, according to a Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Busine…