Exclusive MFA Peer Group launches on CONNECT by ATA

December 6th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is launching the MFA Peer Group on CONNECT by ATA exclusively for members of the Marine division. This new group offers an opportunity for MFA members to share resources, find answers and network with industry peers. The Peer Group includes: •Discussions—Participants can communicate and learn from others about important industry […]

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Keynote speaker announced for ATA Women in Textiles Summit

November 21st, 2022

Dr. Melissa Furman, the owner of Career Potential LLC, will be the keynote speaker at the Advanced Textile Association’s Women in Textiles Summit taking place March 1–3, 2023, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Furman will address practical solutions to the challenges of being a woman in the workplace, particularly burnout. Furman served […]

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ATA webinar will discuss member benefits

November 2nd, 2022

A free webinar hosted by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) on Nov. 9, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET, will discuss the ATA Multiple Employer Plan (MEP) 401k. This is an opportunity for ATA members and nonmembers to ask questions regarding the benefits of joining this MEP vs. what an organization’s current plan may offer. It is […]

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Tent Conference 2023

November 1st, 2022

Tent Conference is the leading event promoting the advancement of the commercial tent rental industry. This biennial event features: A robust educational component designed to grow businessesValuable networking opportunitiesAccess to the industry’s top material suppliers Suppliers will: Have access to a targeted customer base in a single locationStrengthen relationships with existing customersGain inside information on […]

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Flexibility is key to navigating changing marine market

October 17th, 2022

When Rick Berkey’s marine shop was closed for three months due to COVID-19 restrictions, “it became clear we couldn’t rely on marine work alone to sustain us and our employees during the ebbs and flows of market changes,” he says. Berkey is the owner of Rick’s Custom Marine Canvas and Sail Repair, based in Cornelius, […]

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MFA hosts regional events, seeking shop layout videos

October 12th, 2022

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) had 80 fabricators and suppliers come together for the MFA Southeast Regional Workshop, September 16-17, 2022, at Canvas Designers, Inc. in Riviera Beach, Fla. The next regional event is the MFA Southwest Regional Workshop, November 11-12, 2022, at SewLong-Custom Covers LLC and SugarHouse Industries in Salt Lake City, Utah. To […]

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MFA education at the NECPA Expo 2023

October 4th, 2022

Marine Fabricator Association (MFA) members are encouraged to attend the North East Canvas Products Association (NECPA) Expo 2023 featuring marine canvas education brought to you by the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) MFA division. This annual event, held by MFA’s industry partner NECPA, offers education and the opportunity to network and meet with suppliers in the […]

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Taste of IFAI Expo 2022 webinar is September 14

September 12th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) is presenting a free “Taste of IFAI Expo 22” webinar featuring three experts giving a short preview of their education sessions taking place at IFAI Expo in Charlotte, N.C., in October 2022. The webinar takes place on Sept. 14, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. It will feature short sessions on: […]

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ATA sponsors supply chain discussion

August 29th, 2022

CONNECT by ATA (Advanced Textiles Association) will be hosting an Ask Me Anything on Supply Chain Challenges event with Bill Rooney, VP Strategic Development at Kuehne + Nagel Inc., on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 1–2 pm EDT. Participants can get answers to their supply chain questions from Rooney who has 49 years of experience in […]

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ATA hosts webinar on IFAI Expo 2022

August 15th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA, formerly IFAI) is hosting the webinar “IFAI Expo 2022 Overview” to present the latest information on IFAI Expo 2022 being held in Charlotte, N.C., October 12-14, 2022. The webinar will take place on August 17, 2022, 1:00–2:00 EDT, and will include information about: •Schedule of events and education •Show floor […]

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