Florida Keys shut down due to coronavirus

March 23rd, 2020

The Florida Keys are closed to visitors, including all hotels and other lodging establishments. Officials from Monroe County, which encompasses most of the archipelago off the southern coast of Florida, posted a statement on the county's website that said the Keys would be "closed to all tourists and leisure visitors, lodging establishment are no longer […]

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NMMA U.S. boat shows to take place, coronavirus situation being closely monitored

March 5th, 2020

National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) President, Frank Hugelmeyer, issued a memo to all members of the association regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the communication, NMMA is currently proceeding with all upcoming shows and events as scheduled. Full memo: "NMMA, like the general public, is closely monitoring the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having […]

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Serge Ferrari, Miami Corporation announce distribution partnership

March 3rd, 2020

Stamskin One Allure from Serge Ferrari. Serge Ferrari North America (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) and Miami Corporation (Cincinnati, Ohio) have announced a distribution partnership. Miami Corporation, a distributor for the marine, awning and automotive industries, has added Serge Ferrari’s upholstery fabric line to its product offerings. Serge Ferrari’s Stamskin® One and Stamskin® One Allure are currently […]

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Steve Szenay appointed Serge Ferrari technical support manager

January 13th, 2020

Serge Ferrari announced that Steve Szenay has been promoted to Technical Support Manager for North America. Szenay will be responsible for disseminating technical information for all Serge Ferrari products sold in the United States and Canada, including product use, fabrication best- practices, maintenance and claim evaluation. In this newly created position, Szenay will be the […]

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New leadership for IFAI

October 2nd, 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 of directors: Ron Houle, president […]

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New powerboat sales continue strong growth in 2018

January 17th, 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 3-4 percent increase in new […]

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Business insurance offered as new benefit to MFA members

January 15th, 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 had many requests from members […]

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Covin Sales & Converting launches new website

November 29th, 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 years, Covin Sales has been […]

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Marine Fabricators Conference registration going strong

November 20th, 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 beveling basics. Additional sessions include […]

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IFAI Expo 2018 attracts international crowd

November 15th, 2018

The 98th IFAI Expo attracted more than 4,350 verified registered participants from IFAI Expo and 500 scanned leads from CAMX to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for the three-day event. Attendees had the opportunity to meet with more than 800 different exhibitors, including those from CAMX, hear expert advice at more than 69 educational […]

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