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Christine Gerard
651 225 6926

MFA Southeast Regional Workshop
Oct. 25-26, 2019
Venue: Southern Stitch Canvas & Upholstery LLC, Gulfport, MS

Join the Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) for regional workshops to learn hands-on marine fabrication education in a shop setting. Build your network with like-minded business owners and share business information while you socialize and tour the marine shop.

Schedule at a Glance

Friday, Oct. 25

12:30–1 pm

Shop Tour
1–2 pm

Fabricating a U-Zip with a Flap/Upselling Enclosures
2:15–3:30 pm
Keith Purves, MFC, Trivantage, LLC
Step-by-step methods for fabricating a U-Zip with a built-in rain flap on an enclosure and how to create a sales kit of samples to upsell enclosure panels.

3:30–3:45 pm

Techniques for Fabricating A Knee Roll Cushion
3:45–5 pm
Kathryn J Maisto, MFC, Fairwinds Canvas
Learn quick and simple techniques of fabricating a cushion with a berm edge. 

Meet and Greet
5–6 pm
Get social and make new connections while renewing old friendships.


Saturday, Oct. 26

Breakfast and Sponsor Giveaways
8–8:55 am

Sewing Machine Session
9–10:30 am
Richard Givens, Geo. Givens & Sons
Valuable tips on industrial sewing machines.

10:30–10:45 am

Upholstery Patterning
Steven Wayne, Southern Stitch Canvas & Upholstery, LLC
Upholstery patterning before breakdown and pattern capturing for digital uses. 

Noon–1 pm
Enjoy lunch while growing your network.

Table Top Exhibits
1–3 pm
Solve your manufacturing and sourcing issues with expert advice from industry professionals.

Exploring Cockpit Cover Options
3:15–4 pm
Leo Pohlmann, Uncharted Marine Canvas, Inc.
Discover fabricating and hardware options both readymade and constructed for cockpit covers. 

Tools, Tips and Tricks
4–4:30 pm
Bring your mini-demo, tool, tip, or trick to share with fellow fabricators.
*Schedule subject to change.