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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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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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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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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GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning  

March 25th, 2022

GMA will host Geosynthetics Morning at Outlook Conference 2022, with a focus on infrastructure and coal combustion residuals, as well as other important topics and current trends. The lobby of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., in 2016. Photograph by Antony-22. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) The Industrial Fabric Association International (ATA) Geosynthetic Materials Association […]

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IFAI Expo 2022 speaker submissions due March 31

March 22nd, 2022

The deadline to submit speaker presentations for IFAI Expo 2022 in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 12–14, 2022, is March 31. Speaking at IFAI Expo gives individuals a chance to connect with a wide variety of attendees in diverse markets, share their expertise and boost their credibility. For more than a century, IFAI Expo has been […]

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Free Geosynthetics Conference archive launches

February 25th, 2022

The conference’s organizers have made available 1,500 white papers and dozens of videos in the online, free Geosynthetics Conference archive. The free Geosynthetics Conference archive includes proceedings from conferences dating back to the ATA-sponsored Second International Conference on Geotextiles, Aug. 1–6, 1982, in Las Vegas, Nev. The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA), the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) […]

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IFAI offers Product Diversification and Networking workshop

February 9th, 2022

Advanced Textiles Association’s (ATA) Product Diversification and Networking Workshop will be held on Feb. 23–24, 2022, at Sharp's Tarps Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah. The workshop is an opportunity to connect with fellow fabricators in a variety of textile markets—industrial covers, marine products, RV skirting, awnings, truck covers and more at this product diversification-focused […]

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IFAI webinar offers tech skills for “non-techy” people

February 8th, 2022

Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is offering a webinar entitled “Technically Not a 'Techy' Person” on Feb. 16, 2022, from 1–2 pm EST. The webinar, which is free for ATA members and $39 for non-members, is aimed at people who find themselves frustrated by technology and are looking for ways to make using it faster and […]

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