2020 MFA Time Standards Manual

January 1st, 2020

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 that shop owners can use to set fabrication times, with which they can generate competitive labor costs. The manual is an ongoing project that will grow and change […]

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2019 MFA Time Standards Manual

January 1st, 2019

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 ongoing project that will grow and change organically […]

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Estimating for profit

January 1st, 2016

Understanding the customer's unique wants and requirements goes to the heart of successful custom projects. Larry Schneider of Homestyle Upholstery and Awning in Bayview, Wis., recently worked on a project that seemed like it would be fairly simple, and one marine fabricators might recognize—adding screens to a car trailer so the customer could sleep in […]

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