Custom boat cover tips and techniques

September 1st, 2022

Tony Troxell of Fine Line Canvas and Upholstery in Fountain, Colo., enjoys seeing the boat covers he makes being used in the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountain state. It’s a good thing, too, since he makes about 100 covers a year. Photo: Fine Line Canvas and Upholstery Remember the old adage that the only […]

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Sewing machine savvy

May 1st, 2019

Maintenance—and knowing your machine—means less downtime It’s human nature. Even the best-intentioned person doesn’t always floss his or her teeth daily. And, as it turns out, not all fabricators read the instruction manuals for their sewing machines. Or take the time to keep up with the machine’s maintenance needs. The sewing machine is the heart […]

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Manufacturing for Good Booth volunteers sew bags for Raintree Children and Family Services

September 29th, 2017

Christine Gerard (left), IFAI division supervisor, and Whitney Armentor (right), Raintree Development Coordinator, are pictured at IFAI Expo 2017 in the Manufacturing for Good Booth. Several companies contributed supplies, equipment and labor to sew 70 large tote bags for young people who receive services at Raintree Children and Family Services. Raintree is a nonprofit that […]

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A family business that thrives

May 1st, 2017

Ben Lange, owner of Wyoming Canvas, in Wyoming, Minn., established his business in 1981. His shop has six employees who fabricate boat and pontoon covers, travel tops and upholstery. With its long history in the local community, Wyoming Canvas is a huge supporter of area schools, the VFW, local church groups and youth fundraisers. What […]

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