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Mercury Marine’s Suzhou plant receives Chairman’s Safety Award

SUZHOU, China -- Mercury Marine's Suzhou, China plant recently received the Brunswick Corporation Chairman's Safety Award for excellence in safety and employee engagement. Mercury Marine Suzhou plant manager Eric Liu and safety officer Lawrence Liu received the award from Mercury Marine president John Pfeifer during the plant’s 10th anniversary celebration. As part of the safety recognition, Mercury Marine Suzhou was ...

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NBOA partners with Ironshore Indemnity to create exclusive insurance program

SARASOTA, Fla. – The National Boat Owners Association (NBOA) and Ironshore Indemnity Inc. have collaborated to create the Ironshore Premier Watercraft Policy which will be available to boat owners nationwide effective July 2015. The Program, provided exclusively through NBOA’s marine insurance agency, offers industry-leading coverage for boats up to $750,000 in value, with a broad range of coverage options designed ...

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Kruskopf & Company dives in to work with Nautic Global Group

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minneapolis-based advertising agency Kruskopf & Company (KC) today announced the addition of Nautic Global Group (NGG) to its roster of clients.  Elkart, Ind.-based Nautic is the nation’s third largest boat manufacturer with several leading brands distributed through more than 300 U.S. dealers. KC’s assignment includes creating brand identity, strategy and creative development in both digital and traditional media ...

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Coatings manufacturer Daubert Chemical reengineers website

CHICAGO, Ill., — Daubert Chemical, an industry-leading manufacturer of specialty coatings and adhesives, announced the launch of its new revamped website today. The new site is designed to provide increased functionality and a greatly enhanced user experience for Daubert’s broad customer base and those who simply want to learn more about the chemical company’s divergent product offering. Using virtually any ...

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SureShade RTX Pull-Out Boat Shade receives patent approval notice

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – SureShade, the U.S. designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, announces a new “Notice of Allowance” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its “Pull-Out Manual Shade System” that is currently marketed in the recreational boating industry as the SureShade RTX Pull-Out Tele-frame shade. The SureShade RTX Pull-out Tele-frame shade features a ...

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Z Marine of North America makes three new appointments

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – Z Marine of North America, LLC - a subsidiary of Z Marine SAS, the world’s largest manufacturer of RIBs, inflatable boats, life rafts and safety equipment, and the world’s oldest and most recognized manufacturer of inflatable boats - has made three new appointments at its South Carolina-based headquarters. Alan Brocious has been named Vice President of Production/Service. ...

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Hatteras Yachts expands sales network

NEW BERN, N.C. --  American sportfishing and motor yacht builder Hatteras Yachts is pleased to announce that Total Offshore Yacht Sales of Wilmington, N.C., has joined its award-winning global network of sales representatives. The addition of this new Hatteras dealership in coastal North Carolina furthers the builder's goal of strengthening its presence in key fishing and cruising markets in the U.S. ...

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NMMA Canada executive director elected to ICOMIA executive committee

BOLTON, Ontario -- Sara Anghel, executive director and vice-president of government relations for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada was elected to the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) Executive Committee earlier this month during the ICOMIA annual congress in Gdansk, Poland. Founded in 1996, ICOMIA is the international trade association representing the global marine industry and brings ...

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Pultron Composites, Bellingham Marine announce provisional patent for FRP thru-rods

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Bellingham Marine, marina builder and pontoon manufacturer, announced today that the International Intellectual Property Office has issued “patent pending” status for its new FRP thru-rod and nut system. Bellingham Marine has filed for design protection on the system’s unique bolt thread, nut shapes and overall look and patent protection for the concept and performance characteristics of the ...

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Volvo reaches energy efficiency goal five years ahead of schedule

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the end of 2014, Volvo Group, ...

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