BRADENTON, Fla. – May 12, 2015 – (Marine NewsWire) Ameritex Fabric Systems, a member of the Taylor Made Group and the leading supplier of engineered canvas enclosures, tops and covers for OEM boatbuilders, is introducing a new, exclusive fabric to the marine industry.

“We’re calling it WeatherGuard™,” said Don Zirkelbach, president of Ameritex Fabric Systems. “It’s strong. It’s durable. Most importantly, it’s a cost-effective solution offered solely by Ameritex to boatbuilders looking for an alternative to higher priced name brands.”

Made of solution-dyed polyester, WeatherGuard™ will maintain its color even when exposed to the elements for long periods of time. The fabric is resistant to water, tearing, abrasion, UV and mildew. It will remain soft and pliable, and it’s lightweight, making it easy to fold and store.
“After years and years of experience in the marine market, we at Ameritex know what it takes to make a robust fabric that boaters can depend on,” said Zirkelbach. “WeatherGuard™ has all the necessary characteristics that a good marine fabric needs. It can be used for boats of any shape or size, protecting boaters and their boats for years to come.”

About Ameritex Fabric Systems
A member of Taylor Made Group, LLC, Ameritex Fabric Systems ( is headquartered in Bradenton, Fla. and is the fabric engineering and manufacturing arm for Taylor Made Systems. Ameritex is the leading supplier of highly engineered fabric solutions for OEM boat manufacturers and the automotive industry.

About Taylor Made Systems
A member of Taylor Made Group, LLC, Taylor Made Systems ( is based in Gloversville, N.Y. Together with its partner, Trend Marine Products Limited, Taylor Made Systems is the world’s largest manufacturer of marine glazing systems and the acknowledged leader in framed-glass windshield technology for powerboats. Other marine product lines include manual and power-actuated doors, roofs, window systems, skylights and hatches. The company also supplies glass products for a variety of agricultural, construction, mass transit and emergency vehicle applications.

About Taylor Made Group
Headquartered in Gloversville, N.Y., Taylor Made Group, LLC ( has more than 100 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers to boatbuilders and the aftermarket. Employing over 1,000 associates, The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products (Gloversville, N.Y.), Taylor Made Systems (Gloversville, N.Y. and Kendallville, Ind.), Taylor Made Glass Systems (Payne, Ohio and Kendallville, Ind.), Ameritex Fabric Systems (Bradenton, Fla. and Kendallville, Ind.), Trend Marine Products Limited (Catfield, Great Yarmouth, U.K.), Taylor Made Glass & Systems Limited (Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland) and Taylorbrite (Gloversville, N.Y.). The Group operates seven facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom — with additional licensed affiliates in Australia, New Zealand and Poland — and distributes its products through a worldwide distribution network.

By Ocean Navigator