IFAI president and magazines recognized with MMPA Excellence awards

November 8, 2019

The Minnesota Media and Publishing Association recognized IFAI president and CEO Steve Schiffman with the Hedley Donovan Award at its Annual Awards Gala. In addition, three IFAI magazines received Excellence Awards at the November 7th event. The Hedley Donovan Award, created in 1999 by the MMPA, recognizes individuals who have shown

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Marine Fabricators Association Southeast Regional Workshop Offers Beneficial Education

October 30, 2019

Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) Southeast Regional Workshop was a hit with attendees and exhibitors gaining new knowledge from beneficial educational sessions. The workshop was held in Southern Stitch Canvas & Upholstery LLC’s marine shop, on Oct. 25–26, in Gulfport, Miss., USA. Hands-on education sessions included a step-by-step process of digital

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Ennis Fabrics introduces regular website discounts

October 15, 2019

The recently launched Ennis Fabrics e-commerce website now has promotional discounts that are regularly offered to customers. The responsive website is user-friendly and visually pleasing, with more than 10,000 different products. Customers may now place orders, view stock levels, and access their pricing, invoices, and order history all online. “We

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New leadership for IFAI

October 2, 2019

Each year, the Leadership Development Committee of the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) follows a detailed process outlined in association bylaws for electing new board members. As recently announced at IFAI’s annual meeting at IFAI Expo in Orlando, the following individuals have been chosen to serve on the IFAI board

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ITA webinar to explore export opportunities in Germany

April 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA) is organizing a webinar featuring business opportunities for technical textile companies in the German market. The German textile industry consists of 1,400 mostly SME companies with 135,000 employees and an annual turnover of $39 billion. The market offers great opportunities for

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New powerboat sales continue strong growth in 2018

January 17, 2019

Retail unit sales of new powerboats (includes traditional powerboats and personal watercraft) were up an estimated 4 percent in 2018 to approximately 280,000 units, the highest total since 2007, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The outlook for 2019 remains positive with continued growth expected to bring a

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Business insurance offered as new benefit to MFA members

January 15, 2019

IFAI now offers business insurance to members of the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA). The broker for this new membership benefit is Marsh & McLennan Agency, who is also IFAI’s insurance broker. “This is the first time IFAI has been able to offer this type of benefit to members. We have

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Covin Sales & Converting launches new website

November 29, 2018

Covin Sales & Converting has announced the launch of its new website. With an enhanced look and easy navigation, the website offers a more user-friendly experience. The website features industrial fabrics for many different industries including: awning, marine, industrial, nylon and poly, furniture fabric and lamination. For more than 20

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Marine Fabricators Conference registration going strong

November 20, 2018

Online registration continues for the 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference, Jan. 10-12, onboard the Queen Mary, a historic 1930’s steamship that has been decommissioned and permanently moored in Long Beach, Calif. The conference features three full days of education including the design, patterning and fabrication of lumbar cushions, compartmental cushions and

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