Specialty Fabrics Review
December 2016 Issue
2017 Outstanding Achievement
Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC was recognized with the 2017 Fabrication Excellence Awards for design excellence in marine fabric applications. Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC received an Outstanding Achievement for its Liberty Cover System project.
The project was recognized in the competition’s Travel/Full Covers category. MFA received a total of 82 entries submitted in 9 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function. Judges were certified Master Fabric Craftsman professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a particular product area.
All entries receive prominent recognition at the Marine Fabricators Conference. Entrants receive additional publicity through coverage in the Marine Fabricator and winners not only receive additional coverage in the Marine Fabricator but also on the MFA website and in future MFA marketing material. The goal of the awards is to promote awareness of the marine fabrics used in marine products and applications ranging in size and type.
The Fabrication Excellence Awards is a competition sponsored by MFA, a division of the Industrial Fabrics Association International, a not-for-profit trade association whose over 1,500 member companies represent the international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace.
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4 generations in the Skrzynski family has granted the company various accomplishments.
In 2008, Ed Sr. passed the leadership of the business onto his son, Edward J. Skrzynski as the fourth generation and current owner. He has a background in process engineering and business management, along with trade skills in metal and textile fabrication. Ed lives on Marco along with his wife and children, and enjoys leisure time boating, diving, fishing and spending time with family.
2016 International Achievement
Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC was recognized with the 2016 International Achievement Award (IAA) for design excellence in specialty fabrics applications. Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC received an Award of Excellence for its "Atlas Shrugged" project.
The project was recognized in the competition’s Enclosure & Tops categories. For more than six decades, IAA has recognized excellence in design and innovation, highlighting truly spectacular work in the specialty fabrics and technical textiles industry.
The International Achievement Awards competition is sponsored by IFAI, a not-for-profit trade association whose over 1,600 member companies represent the growing international specialty fabrics and technical textiles marketplace. IFAI received a total of 296 entries from 10 countries that were submitted for 42 categories in this year’s competition. Winners were selected based on complexity, design, workmanship, uniqueness and function.
Judges included industry experts, editors, architects, educators and design professionals who were chosen for their knowledge in a field of study or product area. All entries receive prominent recognition at the IFAI Expo, the largest specialty fabrics trade show in the Americas. Winners receive additional publicity through coverage in IFAI magazines and press releases distributed to media professionals.
Marco Canvas is a family owned business which opened its first shop in 1920 supporting Pullman rail cars & Ford Motor Co. in Chicago and remained there until the mid‐70’s when the companies were sold to PPG. Marco Canvas & Upholstery LLC, was established in 1978 on Marco Island, FL by Edward A Skrzynski. For generations, Marco Canvas has brought forth efficient products, creating more livable spaces with every stitch and weld. Our old, traditional fabrication skills with our advanced technology makes our business one of a kind; suited to fit any of your needs or wants. Marco Canvas operates with unique approaches to solve problems & create solutions. Not only do we have around 20 hardworking and determined employees, but we have a wide range of products to help our customers meet their needs.
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"Creating More Livable Spaces"
Marco Canvas notoriety is “Creating More Livable Spaces” through fabrics and metals. We pride ourselves as a team of
professional pioneers who skillfully offer custom solutions in a wide array of products and services offered to provide a
turnkey experience. Boat covers, tops, bags, upholstery, fixed and retractable awnings, fixed and retractable canopies, solar screens, retractable wall enclosures, custom platform shade systems, tensile structures, custom signage and a variety of custom metal fabrication services are among some of the products and services offered.
This earnestness applies to a diverse range of products for residential, commercial & government markets, with a core
focus on hospitality industries. Our standards are to provide state‐of‐the‐art products and give our customers the best
service possible. Marco Canvas is licensed and insured and are active members in the Professional Awning Manufactures
Association, Marine Fabricators Association, and International Fabrics Association and are certified by Somfy home
automation systems. As a progressive company many of these associations reach out to Marco Canvas regally to learn
more about the work automation systems we employ as we break away from the same old traditional processes and
products. A few of which are proprietary, a trade secret or even patented.
Today the company has many repeat clients, (See client list), and works both directly with Owners as well as many
commercial contractors. With minimal marketing & sales Marco Canvas’s customer base has mainly grown through
word of mouth as a proven value added specialty contractor. We hope to gain the opportunity to partner with you, your teams’ and end users by complimenting your business our proven & diverse talent skills. With proven quality, best in class production systems, and the mindset that partnering with others whom share similar passions are the best model; Marco Canvas aspires to be the go to source for shade, architectural metals, and fabric architecture in SWFL.