ARA offers $132,500 in scholarships

December 7th, 2022

Those planning to attend school during the 2023-2024 academic year to pursue a rental-related career can apply for a share of $132,500 in scholarships through the ARA foundation and its affiliate partners. Scholarship applications are available now here. A total of 69 scholarships are up for grabs for students enrolling at trade schools, community colleges, undergraduate […]

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Manufacturing PMI® At 49%

December 5th, 2022

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector contracted in November for the first time since May 2020 after 29 consecutive months of growth, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®. The report was issued today by Timothy R. Fiore, CPSM, C.P.M., Chair of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®) Manufacturing Business Survey Committee: […]

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ITMA 2023 launches online visitor registration

December 1st, 2022

The ITMA 2023 online visitor registration platform is open for registration. Visitors can enjoy early bird rates until 7 May 2023 when they buy badges online at A one-day badge costs 40 euros, and a seven-day badge is 80 euros. Students can visit the exhibition from 10 to 14 June 2023 at a special rate […]

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Hurricane Ian relief funds available for marine businesses

December 1st, 2022

Following the devastation of Hurricane Ian, the marine industry has offered its support to those affected across Florida to help the community return to some sense of normalcy. As part of these efforts, Old Salt Fishing Foundation, Marine Industries Association and Annapolis Boat Shows “Hands Across the Transom Hurricane Relief Fund” have come together to […]

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2021 Canadian recreational boating stats now available

November 30th, 2022

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a comprehensive summary of statistics on the recreational boating industry in Canada, is now available as a complete digital edition. The report includes in-depth data and analysis for: New and pre-owned powerboat and sailboat salesNew outboard engine salesRecreational boat and marine engine exports […]

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AATCC announces 2023 board of directors

November 29th, 2022

Andrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions This fall, AATCC members elected their 2023-2024 representatives to the board of directors. All officers will begin their term on January 1.President-ElectAndrew Fraser, Textile Color and Sourcing Solutions, will serve two years as president-elect before continuing to president for two years, and finally immediate past president for two […]

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In memoriam: Phillip “Phil” Eugene Russell

November 28th, 2022

Phillip "Phil" Eugene Russell, 70, of Mansfield, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.  He passed away quietly in his home surrounded by close family members after a very long, courageous battle with cancer. Phil was born July 14, 1952, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio to Edd and Loretta Mae Russell.  He grew up with two […]

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Public comments sought for Section 301 tariffs

November 25th, 2022

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) opened its public comment period this week asking that businesses impacted by Section 301 tariffs, which impact more than 300 commonly used components, materials and parts in the marine manufacturing process, submit comments detailing the need for exclusions from these tariffs. The comment period will remain open […]

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2023 Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards call for entry now open

November 23rd, 2022

The Discover Boating® Minneapolis Boat Show, in partnership with Progressive® Insurance, is now accepting entries to the 2023 Minneapolis Innovation Awards program. The Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in four product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats, pontoon boats, and furnishings. Innovation Award entrants gain valuable product exposure, including: Innovation Award signage—identifies product as […]

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Rainier Industries acquires Outdoor America Images Corp.

November 22nd, 2022

Rainier Industries announces the acquisition of Outdoor America Images (OAI) Corporation, located in Tampa, Fla. Together, Rainier Display and OAI offer a full suite of services nationwide, including design, print, dimensional fabrication (wood and metal), project management and installation. Each organization is well established with designers and other wholesalers, and this merger is will strengthen […]

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