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MFA Virtual Series Schedule

January 28, 2021

3 - 5 pm

In addition to open networking time with attendees and sponsors the January event features:

Emergency Preparedness Panel Discussion
Panel members: Rob Kotowski, Lake Shore Boat Top Company; Ron Paratore, Trivantage LLC; Chandler Clark, Signature Canvas Makers
When it comes to managing your business, you need to be able to plan for the future, and also allow for change.  Hear how adversity has affected three industry members and the steps they took to protect their companies and staff. The audience is encouraged to share their experiences, triumphs and lessons learned in this interactive panel discussion.

MFA Awards Spotlight
View the 2020 submissions for select categories and congratulate the winners!

  • Powerboat – Rigid Enclosures
  • Hybrid Enclosures
  • Sailboat Dodgers
  • Sailboat Enclosures
  • Marine Interior Upholstery

MFA Annual Meeting
Learn more about the Marine Fabricators Association. Hear a recap of the past year’s events and look to the future!

Exhibitor Spotlights
Hear about the latest news from Continental and Miami Corporation through short presentations

Giveaways
During the event, we will be giving away the following items through a random drawing of attending fabricators! Thank you to all of our sponsors.
Courtesy of: Continental – One drum of 40 gauge O’Sea or Regalite, 3 sheet drum – winners choice
Courtesy of: Fabric Tattoo – Customized mini banner for shop display
Courtesy of: IMAR Products, LLC – One case of any IMAR product – winners choice
Courtesy of: Miami Corporation – Tempotest fabric
Courtesy of: Polyfab USA LLC – One Roll Patternpro Ultra Stable Patterning Fabric
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Sattler Solids
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Outdura furniture fabric

 

 

February 18, 2021

3 - 5 pm

In addition to open networking time with attendees and sponsors the February event features:

Scaling Your Business
Charlene Clark, Signature Canvas Makers
Scaling your business is about capacity and capability.  It means setting the stage to enable and support growth in your business without negatively impacting it.  This session will touch on the key elements needed to help you effectively scale your business for growth.

Virtual Shop Tour
Fabricators will take you on a tour of their shop via short videos! This is a great opportunity to gain insight into how other shops run. Do you have a unique and/or highly efficient shop layout or practices to share? Let us know! bjconnett@ifai.com

MFA Awards Spotlight
View the 2020 submissions for select categories and congratulate the winners!

  • Marine Exterior Upholstery
  • Travel/Full Covers
  • Wild & Innovative
  • Marine Miscellaneous
  • Awards of Distinction

Tools, Tips and Tricks
Fabricators will share their secrets via short videos! Do you have a tool, tip or trick to share? Let us know! Bjconnett@ifai.com

Exhibitor Spotlights
Hear about the latest news from Trivantage and SUREFAS through short presentations.

Giveaways
During the event, we will be giving away the following items through a random drawing of attending fabricators! Thank you to all of our sponsors.
Courtesy of: Fabric Tattoo – Customized mini banner for shop display
Courtesy of: IMAR Products, LLC – One case of any IMAR product – winners choice
Courtesy of: Miami Corporation – Tempotest fabric
Courtesy of: Polyfab USA LLC – One Roll Patternpro Ultra Stable Patterning Fabric
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Sattler Solids
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Outdura furniture fabric
Courtesy of: Surefas – CAF starter-KIT
Courtesy of: Trivantage – 20 yards of Causeway Fabric

March 18, 2021

3 - 5 pm

In addition to open networking time with attendees and sponsors the March event features:

Next Generation Technology
Darren Arthur, Nautilux Canvas
Take a step into the future during this session. Attendees will learn about using technology in design and fabrication. Join us as Darren reviews the equipment and discusses his experiences and lessons learned. This is your chance to hear about the pros and cons of incorporating technology into your shop.

Virtual Shop Tour
Fabricators will take you on a tour of their shop via short videos! This is a great opportunity to gain insight into how other shops run. Do you have a unique and/or highly efficient shop layout or practices to share? Let us know! bjconnett@ifai.com

Tools, Tips and Tricks
Fabricators will share their secrets via short videos! Do you have a tool, tip or trick to share? Let us know! Bjconnett@ifai.com

Exhibitor Spotlights
Hear about the latest news from Herculite, Sattler Corp. and Sunbrella through short presentations

Giveaways
During the event, we will be giving away the following items through a random drawing of attending fabricators! Thank you to all of our sponsors.

Courtesy of: Fabric Tattoo – Customized mini banner for shop display
Courtesy of: IMAR Products, LLC – One case of any IMAR product – winners choice
Courtesy of: Miami Corporation – Tempotest fabric
Courtesy of: Polyfab USA LLC – One Roll Patternpro Ultra Stable Patterning Fabric
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Sattler Solids
Courtesy of: Sattler Corp. – 30 Yards of Outdura furniture fabric
Courtesy of: Sunbrella – TBD