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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IFAI Expo 2018 attracts international crowd

November 15, 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

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