Arkansas creates outdoor rec office

June 30th, 2021

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced that the state will create an Office of Outdoor Recreation within the state’s Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. The new office will be focused on developing new opportunities to showcase the state’s wide variety of outdoor activities, including boating, trail activities, and cycling. Arkansas is among the first […]

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Beaver Paper Group installs largest robotic arm in U.S.

June 30th, 2021

Beaver Paper Group, a manufacturer of sublimation media and cut and sew papers, has added one of the largest, state-of-the-art robotic arm and precision perforator to its newly remodeled production division. The Dalmec Robotic Arm Manipulator will allow operators to pick up and move large-scale paper rolls with minimal effort and maximum safety. The Dalmec […]

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2020 US Boating Statistical Abstract for cruiser, watersport and fishing boat sales trends available

June 29th, 2021

The Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat & Trailer Sales Trends section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on www.nmma.org. This report examines retail sales trends of new boats commonly used for three top boating activities: cruising, watersports and fishing. Key insights from the report include: Retail […]

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Standard Textile and Küçükçalık announce joint venture

June 29th, 2021

Standard Textile Co. Inc. and Küçükçalık have entered into a joint venture agreement. The agreement brings together the specialized expertise and knowledge of two leading textile manufacturing companies to expand their product portfolio and accelerate growth in the healthcare, hospitality and consumer markets. Küçükçalık is a global textile manufacturing company with key operations in Turkey […]

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Saunders joins Champion Thread Company

June 28th, 2021

Champion Thread Company (CTC), a producer and marketer of industrial sewing threads, engineered yarns and other textile and sewn products accessories, has hired John Saunders as its manufacturing manager. Leveraging decades of industry experience and knowledge, Saunders, a third-generation thread and yarn expert, will participate in and provide guidance to all CTC product and manufacturing […]

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Tools, Tips and Tricks submissions open

June 25th, 2021

Organizers of the Marine Fabricators Conference 2022, being held Jan. 13–15, 2022, at the Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, S.C., are seeking tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques that benefit the marine fabricator industry. Qualified entries appear in Marine Fabricator magazine and prizes for first, second and third place are awarded at the Awards […]

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Polartec produces innovation timeline

June 25th, 2021

Polartec®, a creator of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has announced the launch of its innovation timeline as part of Polartec’s Peaking Since ‘91 campaign. The timeline begins with the 1981 invention of PolarFleece, highlights the 1991 founding of the Polartec brand and continues through to present day.  Hosted on Polartec.com and available for publications […]

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PFEIFER Structures launches new website

June 24th, 2021

Starting this month, fabritecstructures.com officially becomes pfeifer-structures.com, the new website for the global PFEIFER Structures brand. The change of website is an important milestone of FabriTec’s incorporation into PFEIFER Structures, the global partner for innovative lightweight structures. Previous visitors of the fabritecstructures.com website will find pfeifer-structures.com has a familiar interface with key additions that include […]

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2020 U.S. Boating Statistical Abstract now available

June 24th, 2021

The Total Industry Sales by Category and State section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) 2020 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. Total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $49.4 billion in 2020, up 14.2% from 2019, in a record year for the boating industry as Americans sought ways to spend […]

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Bostik strengthens its global specialty hot melt solutions platform

June 24th, 2021

Bostik, a global adhesive leader in the construction, consumer and industrial markets, is aiming to increase its share of the global thermobonding and durable goods market following the expansion of its specialty hot meltsproduct offering. Following the completion of the acquisition of Prochimir and Fixatti, Bostik is redefining high performance technical hot melts by launching […]

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