New training videos for MFA members

October 1st, 2018

A variety of training videos is now available for marine fabricators who are new to the industry or are looking for a techniques refresher. The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) member how-to videos include a six-part series on bimini tops and a three-part series on frame bending, among others. The videos were produced by the MFA […]

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Recommended fabric cleaning products

September 1st, 2018

It’s pretty simple. People buy boats because they want to have fun. The reality, however, is that work—the opposite of fun—is required to keep any watercraft in tip-top condition. Therein lies the rub. “A lot of boaters don’t want to do all the cleaning and maintenance,” says Marianne Iosso, vice president of Iosso® Products of […]

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Building facades and vertical shade

February 1st, 2018

For decades now, since the revelation of the 1970s back-to-earth, energy enlightenment era of oil embargoes and the beginning of the environmentalism movement, architects and government officials have acknowledged the importance of making ever more energy-efficient buildings. It has been proven that buildings (the construction of them and the manufacturing of all the materials that […]

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Multifunctional fabrics and material innovations

October 1st, 2017

What spurs innovation? Does the kernel of a new idea spring forth fully formed from the brow of a genius, or does it gestate over a long, arduous path involving sweat and heavy lifting? Maybe a bit of both, if you dig into the histories of new materials or processes. Often you will find that […]

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Bui joins Serge Ferrari North America

April 12th, 2017

Serge Ferrari North America, Pompano Beach, Fla., welcomes Julie Bui to the sales team as regional sales manager for the South Central United States. She will handle sales and service of Serge Ferrari products in the states of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. Bui, who most recently worked as a […]

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Opening the door to architects

April 1st, 2017

Experts discuss the best way to encourage designers to use fabric in their projects. Confession:  I am a licensed architect (please don’t hold that against me!) and I like fabric. I am also a teacher of young architects and designers and take every opportunity to introduce students to the wonders of fabric in architecture and […]

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Serge Ferrari North America welcomes new middle atlantic regional sales manager

October 11th, 2016

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based Serge Ferrari North America, a manufacturer of flexible composite membranes, welcomes Nick R. Ferrante Jr. to its sales team as the new sales manger for the middle atlantic region. Ferrante comes to Serge Ferrari with 20 years of sales experience. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree majoring in business administration from Seton Hall […]

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Serge Ferrari North America Welcomes New Specification Manger

August 4th, 2016

Serge Ferrari North America recently named Angie Barraza as its new specification manger. Barraza will be working in the yachting and solar markets for the Southeast United States. She brings nearly 10 years of sales support experience to the company and is a graduate from Broward College. In her new role, Barraza will be responsible […]

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