2023 MFA Conference now open for TTT submissions, tech class registration

December 8th, 2022

The Tools, Tips and Tricks contest, an annual session presented at the Marine Fabricators Conference with the goal of sharing tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques with fellow marine fabricators, is now open for submissions. Winners are chosen through attendee voting at the MFA Conference being held in New Orleans, Jan. 25-28, 2023. Prizes for […]

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ATA webinar to discuss interviewing and hiring best practices

December 7th, 2022

The Advanced Textile Association (ATA) is offering the webinar “Interviewing and Hiring Best Practices for Small Businesses” on Dec. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm EST. The session, which is free to ATA members and $39 for nonmembers, will help small business owners navigate the process of hiring and retaining employees.  The session’s presenter is Gary J. […]

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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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ATA free webinar discusses business loans and acquiring capital

November 29th, 2022

The Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) will present the free webinar “How to Acquire Capital and Qualify for a Business Loan” on Dec. 7, 2022, from 1–2 pm ET. The webinar will discuss the many different types of loans available to companies and address key topics including: •Acquiring working capital for day-to-day expenses  •Replacing older equipment […]

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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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Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards submission deadline extended

November 2nd, 2022

The 2023 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards submission deadline has been extended to Nov 15, 2022. Fabrication Excellence Award Winners receive: •A featured spot in Marine Fabricator magazine •A personalized plaque and press release •Recognition on the MFA website New this year: •A new category called Transformations (Before & After) is meant for two or more […]

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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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International Achievement Award Winners Announced at IFAI Expo 2022

November 1st, 2022

In Stiches Customs won a 2022 IAA Award in the marine category for its Fountain of Youth project. Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) announced the winners of the 2022 International Achievement Awards (IAA) at IFAI Expo 2022, Oct. 12-14, in Charlotte, N.C. ATA's goal with the IAA is to promote awareness of the specialty fabrics used […]

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Marine Fabrication Excellence Awards deadline approaching

October 26th, 2022

The 2023 MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards deadline is Nov 1, 2022. Fabrication Excellence Award Winners receive: •A featured spot in Marine Fabricator magazine •A personalized plaque and press release •Recognition on the MFA website New this year: A new category called Transformations (Before & After) is meant for two or more jobs on one boat.The […]

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