How to make your business attractive to a buyer

November 6th, 2020

Thinking about selling your business—either to an outside party or the next generation? Then it’s time to start considering how your equipment and processes fit into your succession plan. Jonathan Palmer, the second-generation owner and CEO of equipment supplier Autometrix, and Autometrix director of global sales Truy Pham, led an educational session at IFAI Virtual […]

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2020 Premier Product Showcase

May 1st, 2020

High-quality products to help you create durable, attractive and successful projects. For this feature, we asked our contributors to send us information about their high-performing products. The product information was submitted by the participating manufacturers and suppliers by the established deadline. The products are organized into three categories: Fabric, Film, and Flooring; Equipment, Tools & […]

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Tax relief for equipment

September 1st, 2013

Thanks to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, managers, executives and owners who have hesitated or postponed making capital investments for their marine fabrication businesses through the recent economic downturn might now want to consider how the use of those tax incentives and others already on the books can substantially reduce the cost of […]

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Sewing techniques for marine applications

September 1st, 2011

Today’s marine fabricators are expanding their sewing repertoire by utilizing up-to-date sewing techniques and incorporating regular machine maintenance to provide the highest quality end products their customers deserve. Take Eric Walton, owner of Custom Canvas Alaska LLC, of Fairbanks, for example. Back in 1969, when Walton was a college freshman, he had a part-time job […]

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Keeping fabric and equipment clean

September 1st, 2009

Industry experts tell their procedures for keeping fabric and equipment clean and functioning properly. Quality-conscious fabricators demand top-quality components for their end products. Boat owners will insist that fabricators use high-quality, durable materials. The weakest link in any marine product is the quality of the materials that go into making it. With a little investigation […]

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Electronic needle positioning

January 1st, 1970

Eric Walton of Custom Canvas Alaska LLC, of Fairbanks, says that electronic needle positioning is paramount. In fact, he explains the importance of retrofitting your compound-feed walking foot machine for needle positioning. Did you know that a standard compound-feed walking foot sewing machine can be retrofitted to have needle positioning? “How many times a day […]

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