Cutting through the fabric ceiling

February 1st, 2022

Faith Roberts, Ltm, MFC, IFM, owner of Ham Lake, Minn.-based Banner Canvas, can think of several examples of gender-based discrimination she’s encountered over her 40-year career.  Some struck her as blatantly offensive when she experienced them. Others were less obvious until she really dissected them years later.  “Some things I didn’t know were discriminatory until […]

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Jumping on design trends in the marine market

August 1st, 2020

by Sigrid Tornquist Aft deck entertaining is at its finest on the upper level of this Viking Yacht Co.’s 93’ Motor Yacht. The Lloyd Flanders furniture is covered in fabric by Sunbrella® and Crown barstools are upholstered in Ultrafabrics® Ultraleather®. Project by WBC Design. Photo: Forrest Johnson. Maybe it’s because boats are so special to […]

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Automation advantages

June 1st, 2020

Adding automation can prove challenging, with costs to consider, processes to change and nervous employees to reckon with. Still, fabricators who have taken the leap say there’s no other way to go.  by Pamela Mills-Senn Wizard Screen Solutions began automating in 2017 using computerized TigerStop™ cutting guides at cutting stations, a customized testing station for […]

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