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Marine Mover: Key Recreation Lending appoints new retail relationship manager

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Key Recreation Lending, a division of KeyBank USA, recently appointed Tammy Mantie as the new retail relationship manager for the Northeast Territory, it reported in a statement Wednesday. In her new position, Mantie is responsible for developing and managing Key’s retail marine and RV lending operations in New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, and ...

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West Marine’s comparable store sales up

WATSONVILLE, Calif. – Boating supplies and apparel retailer West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq: WMAR) has reported that net sales for the four weeks ended November 22 were $34.5 million, a 27.7-percent increase from net sales of $27.0 million for the same period a year ago. Comparable store net sales for the four weeks ended November 22 increased 4.5 percent from the ...

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Dr. Shrink adds to international sales team

MANISTEE, Mich. – Dr. Shrink, a worldwide shrinkwrap supplier, continues to expand its international sales team by appointing Marathon Leisure and Boatwrap as its new UK distributors, the company reported in a statement yesterday. The companies will handle a wide range of Dr. Shrink shrinkwrap and supplies, according to Dr. Shrink. Marathon Leisure, based at Northney Marina, on Hayling Island ...

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MESCO trade show sets sales records

THOROFARE, N.J. – Marine Equipment & Supply Co. (MESCO) set records in sales at its recent 40th Dealer Trade Show, the company reported in a statement today. Over 900 MESCO and Seacoast Dealer personnel attended the two-day event. Dealers from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia worked the show hard to maximize their buying at the ...

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First-ever San Diego Summer Boat Show planned for 2004

ORANGE, Calif. – The Southern California Marine Association (SCMA) will produce the inaugural San Diego Summer Boat Show, to be held July 22-25, 2004 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego, the association reported in a recent statement. The event will be produced in conjunction with the Port of San Diego and the Sheraton Hotel and Marina, and ...

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Accon Marine launches e-commerce capability

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Accon Marine has updated its Web site to make it even easier to purchase its hardware products, the company reported in a recent statement. By visiting www.acconmarine.com, boaters can now make purchases online and find local retailers and international distributors. The company said ordering now is simple and safe when using the online ordering guidelines. Special deals ...

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Xantic and GMPCS sign agreement

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Satcom provider Xantic has signed an agreement with GMPCS Communications Inc. for the delivery of various enhanced services in the United States and beyond, it reported in a recent statement. GMPCS Personal Communications Inc. is a provider of global mobile personal communications by satellite based in Pompano Beach, Fla., and founded in 1996. Under the terms ...

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Marine Mover: Defender names new inventory/receiving supervisor

WATERFORD, Conn. – Defender Industries has appointed Glen Simpson as inventory/receiving supervisor, announced Stephan Lance, vice president and shareholder, in a statement today. Simpson comes to Defender Industries after 8 years at U.S. FoodService managing its warehouse operation. The company stated that he will play an important role in further improving the timely customer shipments of Defender products, which will ...

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Kellogg Marine Supply selects new catalog production solution

ATLANTA, Ga. – Wholesale marine supplier Kellogg Marine Supply has selected Stibo Catalog, Inc.’s enterprise publishing and product information management solution as part of an enterprise-wide strategic software investment, the catalog publishing firm reported in a statement yesterday. Kellogg Marine Supply will install Stibo Catalog's STEP Solution to improve workflow of promotional materials, advertising collaterals as well as its core ...

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Marine Mover: Grady-White promotes Carraway to VP Human Resources

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Jill Carraway has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources at Grady-White Boats, the company reported in a recent statement. Carraway joined Grady-White Boats in 1984 as an industrial engineer. She has led the Human Resources department since 1997 as manager and director, according to the company. Her primary responsibility as vice president of Human Resources ...

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