NMMA calls for reopening of Section 301 Tariff exclusion process

July 18th, 2024

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) submitted comments to the Department of Commerce calling on the administration to fully reinstate expired exclusions and reopen the exclusion process for products from China impacted by the Section 301 tariffs. In May, the Biden administration announced proposed modifications to the Section 301 tariffs on imports from China; increasing […]

Read More

FabricLink Network announces launch of The Textile Gateway

July 17th, 2024

The FabricLink Network announced the launch of The Textile Gateway, an online platform that connects the textile industry to students of all ages, including elementary school and undergraduate students. “The mission of The Textile Gateway is to educate and inspire students at all levels about textiles, promote career paths in the industry and serve as […]

Read More

ABYC launches new online certification course

July 17th, 2024

The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has announced the launch of its latest online course offering: the ABYC/MRAA Service Management Certification. In collaboration with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), ABYC developed a shared certification exam and written study guide to meet the highest industry standards. Supporting the certification, this new online […]

Read More

Textiles Recycling Expo set for 2025 in Belgium

July 11th, 2024

A new event was announced, the Textiles Recycling Expo, and it is set for June 4–5 2025 in Brussels, Belgium. It is supported by EuRIC, Fedustria, ReHubs, the Textiles Recycling Association and Plastics Recycling World, and organizd by AMI. AMI is also organizing the Plastics Recycling World Expos in Europe, the U.S. and India, scheduled […]

Read More

Registration opens for IBEX 2024

July 11th, 2024

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), North America’s technical trade event for the recreational marine industry, announced that registration for visitors is now open for this year’s show taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, October 1 – 3, 2024. In a refreshed layout, IBEX 2024 will have 700 exhibitors on display, with more […]

Read More

Better Cotton Conference 2024 emphasizes farmer empowerment, industry ambitions

July 10th, 2024

The Better Cotton Conference 2024 concluded on June 27 in Istanbul, Turkey, where over 400 attendees from around the globe joined virtually and in person. "This year's Better Cotton Conference has highlighted the crucial need for collective action in the cotton industry. The insights and stories shared over these two days emphasize that empowering farmers […]

Read More

Point of Rental Elite introduces work orders for POR One

July 10th, 2024

Any rental business using work orders to manage its maintenance processes can now do so easily, securely, and remotely with Work Orders for Point of Rental One. “The Work Orders workflow will help get your rented items operational again more quickly. It makes it easier to diagnose and document problems in the field, so you […]

Read More

Sustainable marine fuels pilot program rolls out in Florida

July 10th, 2024

To help reduce the 0.1% of global carbon emissions from recreational boating, a pilot program involving sustainable marine fuels is now taking place at St. Andrews Marina in Panama City, Fla. The program makes new high-performance, 93 octane, ethanol-free premium gasoline available to boaters for the first time at a local marina. Sustainable marine fuel […]

Read More

CORT Events expands in Texas

July 9th, 2024

Photo courtesy of CORT Events. CORT Events, Chantilly, Va., is opening a warehouse in Round Rock, Texas, to service trade shows, exhibits and events in nearby Austin, San Antonio and surrounding Texas regions. “We are thrilled to expand our event and trade show offerings and bring our exemplary service to this exciting market,” said Damon […]

Read More

LeFort Interests acquires four East Coast event rental businesses

July 9th, 2024

LeFort Interests, a family office with locations in New York and Winter Park, Fla., has acquired four event rental businesses based on the East Coast. The acquisitions include Nantucket, Mass.-based companies Nantucket Tents, Placesetters Nantucket and Soiree Floral, as well as Sperry Tents of South Florida, with locations in West Palm Beach and Winter Park, Fla. “Over the course of […]

Read More