2021 MFA Conference registration now open

September 1, 2020  |  Miscellaneous

Registration is open, and the full conference schedule is available for the annual Marine Fabricators Conference being held Jan. 7-9, 2021, in New Orleans, La. The Sheraton New Orleans on Canal Street is the host hotel and location for almost all conference activities, which include three full days …
Study shows $10.5 billion impact from recreational fishing

June 17, 2020  |  Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

The National Marine Fisheries Service, an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce, also called the NOAA Fisheries, confirms marine recreational fishing is a far greater economic force in the United States than previous evaluations had indicated…
Top Value Fabrics rebrands as TVF

June 11, 2020  |  Company News, Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

Top Value Fabrics, an employee-owned, international supplier of industrial, print media, apparel, and home décor fabric founded in 1974, is rebranding itself as TVF. With the new name comes a new logo and visual recognition for the company. The mark of interwoven threads represents fabric and how p…
Report results: March retail sales, shipments and production amid COVID-19

May 14, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) March 2020 New Powerboat Registration Report and Monthly Shipment Report, as well as the quarterly Forecast on U.S. Boat Building Production from ITR Economics, are now available and illustrate how the recreational boating industry was impacted at…
Tools, tips and tricks

May 1, 2020  |  Miscellaneous, Shop Techniques

These are submissions to the 2020 Marine Fabricators Conference Tools, Tips and Tricks contest and Marine Fabricator magazine.  Tip 1  Mini fabric table saw Here’s a slightly dangerous, but effective little tip. Hammer a nice, sharp razor blade at a 45-degree angle into your cutting table. K…
Healthcare Cleaner Compatibility List available on Serge Ferrari textiles

April 15, 2020  |  Company News, COVID-19, Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

Serge Ferrari, manufacturer of technical and performance flexible composite materials, has tested its silicone coated fabrics, Stamskin® One and Stamoid® Smart, against the most common and aggressive cleaners used in North American hospitals and healthcare facilities with excellent results, thus e…
Application process for Paycheck Protection Program opens Friday

April 1, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

Starting Friday, April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – an initiative that was included in the $2 trillion economic relief bill signed by President Trump last week, which authorizes nearly $350 bill…
Facebook, others launch grant programs for small businesses

April 1, 2020  |  COVID-19, Industry News, Miscellaneous, News

Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses affected by coronavirus. The grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. Facebook said it will be accepting applications in the coming weeks. The company said the program can help busines…