Jan 8, 2019

IFAI ConferenceTime is running out to register in advance for the 2019 Marine Fabricators Conference. Don't miss your chance to experience the beautiful Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Network with your peers and learn new ideas for building your business.

Event highlights:

Tools Tips & Tricks
Mike Charpentier, Paul's Custom Canvas and Charlene Clark, Signature Canvasmakers LLC
This interactive discussion explores the newest tools, clever tips and tricks to make your job faster and easier. Vote for you favorites onsite.

Deluxe Enclosures
Steve Szenay, Serge Ferrari North America Inc; Dave Elliott, David's Custom Trimmers Pty Ltd.
Explore two very different methods for fabricating deluxe enclosures.

Shop Tour | Harbor Custom Canvas
Explore Harbor Custom Canvas as we tour the facility and learn how the largest fabricator in Long Beach lays out their shop and conducts business.

Register here: https://marine.ifai.com/marine-fabricators-conference/register/

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MERCURY MARINE CELEBRATES 80TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2019

Mercury MarineMercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.

On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that is heralded as the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, as well as marine parts and accessories.

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BRNKL AppBRNKL by Barnacle Systems will be exhibiting on the global stage at CES 2019 alongside other Canadian companies at the Canadian Pavilion in Las Vegas.

Barnacle Systems Inc. has reinvented how people check on their boats. Their product, BRNKL (pronounced barnacle), is like a “home security system for your boat” allowing users to check in on their vessel remotely from their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Based in Victoria, BC, and founded in July of 2017, Barnacle Systems has already seen success locally as VIATEC’s 2018 “Startup of the Year” and is now being thrust into the global spotlight having been given...

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