Webinar | How to Choose the Right Marine Fabric

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Delivering high quality and lasting results starts with selecting fabric. Join Bill McDaniel, Marine Market Manager, Sunbrella, and Mike Erickson, Fabricator, Canvas Designers, as they detail what to consider when choosing the right marine fabric. This webinar will provide an overview of fabric options and recommendations for a variety of situations and customer expectations. Learn how to offer solutions for each unique project based on price point, project type, climate, and performance under marine conditions. Whether customers prioritize function, design, aesthetic, durability, frequency of use, or a combination of all the above, your guidance on fabric is key to ensuring optimal results.

Speaker: Bill McDaniel, Marine Market Manager, Sunbrella
As a manager for the marine market at Sunbrella, Bill McDaniel works closely with dedicated marine fabricators and boat enthusiasts to help make their visions come to life. From advising on marine applications to assisting with product development and innovation, Bill plays an integral role in growing the Sunbrella marine offering. With nearly 40 years of experience in the textile industry, Bill remains inspired and motivated by the many close connections he’s formed over the years and the opportunity to support the bright future ahead for the marine market.

Over his tenured career, Bill has been an active member in supporting the marine trade and industry at large. He is currently on the board of Marine Accessories and Component Division of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and was previously the president of the Marine Fabricator Association (MFA). He holds the Industrial Fabric Manager (IFM) certification from ATA.

Bill is a veteran of the United States Navy and holds a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Speaker: Mike Erickson, Fabricator, Canvas Designers

Michael W. Erickson, MFC, is president / owner of Canvas Designers, Inc., a Riviera Beach, Florida company that produces a diverse line of both interior and exterior canvas and upholstery along with a complete line of Marine metal products. He is also a principle of EZ2CY, Inc. along with his partner Mike Varga. EZ2CY, Inc. is a Florida company specializing in licensing and manufacturing of the “Original and first” rigid marine enclosure system.

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October 6, 2021 1:00 pm EDT

October 6, 2021 2:00 pm EDT

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