Industrial Fabrics Association International Endorses APPI Energy

August 10, 2018

Industrial Fabrics Association International announced their endorsement of consulting firm APPI Energy to provide electricity and natural gas cost management and reduction services for their members. With APPI Energy’s member benefit, IFAI members will receive expert recommendations, cost reduction opportunities, and budget certainty through competitive procurement and fixed, all-inclusive energy

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US boat building production index now available

August 9, 2018

The latest U.S. Boat Building Production Index, a quarterly report on boat production forecasts from ITR Economics, is now available for National Marine Manufacturers Association member download. This report includes directional forecast trending on boat production through 2020. ITR Forecasts indicate growth in boat production through 2018 with a moderation

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IFAI to host Women in Textiles Summit 2019, call for presentations open

August 8, 2018

IFAI will host its first ever Women in Textiles Summit on March 6-8, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Ga. The goal of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women through an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in

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Daniel Lesch achieves MFC Lifetime Certification through IFAI

August 7, 2018

Daniel Lesch, Lesch Boat Cover Co, Norwalk, Ohio, achieved Certified for Life Master Fabrics Craftsman (MFC) in Marine in August 2018. This certification recognizes Lesch’s superior knowledge of business and organizational management in the specialty fabrics industry. Lesch has been an IFAI member since 1994 and previously served as chairperson

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MFA to exhibit at IBEX

August 2, 2018

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) will be exhibiting in booth 2319 at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX), held at the Tampa Convention Center, Oct. 2 – 4, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. One of North America’s largest technical boat-building showcases, IBEX offers technical education from industry experts and exhibit

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