MFA announces two fall regional workshops

June 28th, 2022

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) is offering two fall regional workshops that will provide networking and hands-on education in a shop setting. The workshops give fabricators an opportunity to see how other shops approach various projects as well as learn new options for shop layout, material and equipment placement/storage. The MFA Southeast Regional Workshop will […]

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MFA Tools, Tips and Tricks contest open

June 27th, 2022

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) annual Tools, Tips and Tricks contest is now open for submissions. Submissions can include anything fabricators do to save time, money or perform a job in a unique way. Even the simplest solutions are a great help to other shops. Submission ideas include using a tool or piece of equipment […]

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IBEX 2022 registration opens

June 21st, 2022

Visitor registration for the 2022 The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) show is now open. Set to take place September 27-29, 2022, at the Tampa Convention Center, the large trade event for marine industry professionals offers access to more than 600 exhibitors from 14 countries spread throughout three exhibit halls, docks, and outdoor displays, […]

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Free employment branding webinar offered by ATA

June 8th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (formerly IFAI) is offering the webinar “Employment Branding–What message does your brand send?” The webinar, which is free for ATA members and $39 for non-members, will take place June 22, 2022, from 12-1 p.m. CST. Webinar presenter Rita Revels, president & CEO of the Employers Network, has more than 20 years […]

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Call for speakers for IFAI’s Women in Textiles Summit now open

May 25th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will hold its Women in Textiles Summit 2023 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. on March 1–3. The vision of the summit is to strengthen the advancement of women by providing an interactive forum that provides education, networking and dialogue about important issues affecting women in business and […]

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May 15 deadline for 2023 MFA Conference speaker submissions

May 10th, 2022

Organizers of the 2023 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans, in New Orleans, La., are looking for conference speakers. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics such as patterning, business […]

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Registration for IFAI Expo 2022 opens with early bird pricing

May 5th, 2022

Registration is now open for IFAI Expo 2022, taking place October 12–14 with education happening from October 11–14 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. IFAI Expo is known as the specialty textile industry's flagship show for sourcing, networking and education. It’s an opportunity to join thousands of industry stakeholders and leaders who are […]

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NMMA offers webinar on 2022 ABC advocacy

April 26th, 2022

The 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is returning in-person to Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2022. Ahead of the industry’s advocacy event, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. ET, to provide registrants and potential attendees an overview of what to expect at this year’s […]

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Hotel block now open for MFA Conference 2023

April 19th, 2022

The Sheraton New Orleans is the headquarters hotel for the Marine Fabricators Conference 2023. All conference activities, except potential shop tours, will be held on the hotel’s property. Located on Canal Street, the hotel is steps away from the buzz of the French Quarter. The hotel is offering conference attendees an early-bird rate of $169. […]

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May deadline for 2023 MFA Conference speaker submissions

April 5th, 2022

Organizers of the 2023 Marine Fabricators Conference, which will be held Jan. 26-28, 2023, at the Sheraton New Orleans, in New Orleans, La., are looking for conference speakers. Speaker proposals must be free of commercial content, and conference organizers are especially interested in educational sessions that provide hands-on demonstrations covering topics such as patterning, business […]

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