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Results from ABBRA 2010 Wage Rate Survey available

WARREN, R.I. — Results from the American Boat Builders and Repairers Association 2010 Wage Rate Survey are now available, according to a recent release from the organization. The survey results are generated from input from ABBRA members and other members of the marina and boatyard industry. The results allow employers to gauge whether they are competitive in the employment market ...

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Mercury Marine to present 2010 service award to dealerships

FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Mercury Marine will soon present its 2010 Service Customer Satisfaction Index Award to 104 U.S. and Canadian dealerships, according to a recent release from the company. Mercury Marine measures the satisfaction of consumers through a Service CSI survey sent out after they had service work performed on their Mercury outboard or MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard ...

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Wolters Kluwer offers compliance solutions

ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN, Netherlands — Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is offering dealers and lenders solutions to help them comply with the new federal risk-based pricing rule, according to a recent release from the company. As of Jan. 1, auto, marine, and RV dealers, lenders and third-party service providers must notify consumers when they receive materially less favorable credit terms ...

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RBFF president to speak at Partners Outdoors event

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Frank Peterson, president and CEO of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, will speak on the importance of boating and fishing in engaging youth in the outdoors during the Partners Outdoors event, according to a recent release from the organization. Using Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign as a model, Peterson will join a group of state and ...

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Xantrex launches social, Web marketing initiatives

VANCOUVER, B.C. — Xantrex Technology USA Inc., a subsidiary of Schneider Electric, recently announced the launch of new social media and Web-based marketing initiatives, according to a recent press release from the company.   Along with Xantrex.com, the company’s comprehensive website introduced last quarter, the company has produced two new branded channels on YouTube and Twitter and e-newsletters for its ...

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Chuck May honored with BoatUS award for harbor protection efforts

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Chuck May, founder of the Great Lakes Small Harbors Coalition, was honored with the 2010 BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award for securing greater federal funding for dredging and protecting water-dependent economies, according to a recent release from the organization. "Chuck and his Coalition put these harbors on the federal funding radar and got the bigger world ...

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BoatUS announces Boating Access Award winners

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Twelve boating people, projects, and public policy measures were honored with the 2010 BoatUS Recreational Boating Access Award, according to a recent release from the company. The Access Award honors a group, government body, business, individual, or non-profit organization that has succeeded in preserving or improving public waterway access for boaters. Judging criteria includes how well challenges were ...

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Hornet Marine adds fifth dealer

BRISTOL, Conn. — Hornet Marine announced Trenton Marine Center as its newest dealer, according to a recent release from the manufacturer. “After getting to know the people behind Hornet Marine and visiting their facility, we are very enthusiastic about representing the Hornet 17,” said Dave Huddy, sales manager at Trenton Marine Center, in the release. “The high level of build ...

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New Nautical Coatings receives 2010 Best of Business award

SAN FRANCISCO — The Small Business Commerce Association awarded the 2010 Best of Business Award in the Marine Paints category to New Nautical Coatings, Inc., according to a recent press release from the company. The SBCA 2010 Award Program recognizes the top 5% of small businesses throughout the country using statistical research and consumer feedback to identify companies that have ...

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Analyst: Leisure product stocks a good bet

DENVER — Based on discussions with investors and bottom-up stock analysis, RBC Capital Markets Corp. analyst Edward Aaron says he believes leisure product stocks are beginning to anticipate a retail demand recovery. The leisure product stocks monitored by the company include Brunswick, Harley-Davidson and Polaris. "While we have not yet seen evidence of a broad demand inflection, industry trends are ...

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