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Gevo partners with Musket Corp., brings isobutanol to the West


Isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. recently signed a contract with Musket Corp. a national fuel distributor and logistics firm that is part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to have Musket Corp. blend Gevo’s isobutanol with gasoline for its marine and off-road customers. Musket Corp. will initially offer this fuel in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Love’s has a strong presence in ...

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Economic Snapshot: Huge gains in consumer confidence, private sector employment


Both consumer confidence and private sector employment saw large increases this month. However, the manufacturing industry continues to be a weak point for private sector employment. Consumer confidence Consumer confidence, which had declined in October, jumped in November from 100.8 to 107.1. The Present Situation Index increased from 123.1 to 130.3 and the Expectations Index rose fro, 86.0 to 91.7. ...

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Weekly 5: EPA increases ethanol requirement for 2017


The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. EPA increases ethanol requirement for 2017 The Environmental Protection Agency has increased the amount of renewable fuels that will be required in the nation's fuel supply in 2017, ...

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Bayliner celebrating 60th anniversary in 2017


Bayliner is recognizing 60 years of Bayliner boats heading into 2017. The roots of the Bayliner brand started when J. Erin Odson started Advance Outboard Marine in a Seattle parking lot in 1955. In 1957, he sold his first Bayliner boat. From the beginning, Bayliner has focused on affordability and quality, says current Bayliner Brand Manager Mike Yobe. "Look at ...

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Boat sales up in October, but growth slows


Boat sales have increased over the last 12 months, but the rate of growth slowed for the fourth month in a row in October, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. According to Info-Link, the Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed ...

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METS 2016 wraps up with new attendance record


The 2016 edition of METS has seen record after record smashed, and that explosive pace continued through the final day as the show wrapped up Thursday afternoon in Amsterdam, Netherlands with a final attendance of 23,702 visits – an 8 percent increase over the previous record of 21,953 set last year. Wednesday’s attendance was announced at 9,844 visitors, a gain ...

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Economic Snapshot: A steady housing market

New Home Construction

Builder confidence has remained steady this month, while housing starts are up over 20 percent from last month and the previous year. Housing Market Index Builder confidence held steady at a level of 63 in November, according to the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “With most of our members responding before the November elections, confidence ...

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METS 2016: Strong attendance driving business


The METS show team is all smiles this year, as records continue to fall at the world’s largest marine equipment trade show. Opening day attendance was announced as 8,133 people, setting a new opening day record and representing a significant climb over the 7,390 visitors who set the previous opening day attendance record last year. Rens-Jan van Vliet, product manager ...

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METS 2016 opens to crowded halls


The 29th annual Marine Equipment Trade Show opened Tuesday at the Amsterdam RAI to crowded halls and a record number of exhibitors. Show visitors were still pouring through the entry doors long after the doors opened to kick off the 29th edition of the world’s largest marine trade show. The USA Pavilion at this year’s METS is the largest ever, with ...

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Weekly 5: Industry scrutinizes Trump position on ethanol


The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Industry scrutinizes Trump position on ethanol With a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump coming to Washington, the boating industry is looking to see how it handles ethanol ...

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