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Bill Yeargin

Reading equals success

At Correct Craft and our companies, we have a reading culture that has significantly contributed to our success. We talk about the importance of being “learners” vs. “knowers” and reading plays a key role in our focus on continuous improvement; at pretty much any given time some group of our team is working through a book. Our team knows I ...

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Ending retaliatory tariffs with USMCA ratification

Each year the boating industry gravitates to its biggest (and sunniest) boat show in Miami to meet and discuss important issues and last week was no exception. During numerous board meetings, roundtables and other industry gatherings we worked together to tackle some of our top concerns. And, global trade and tariffs were at the top of the list in every ...

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Open letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I cannot imagine how tough a job it is being President. Though I am sure you receive lots of advice, I would like to share a few thoughts on topics I hope you will consider as you enter your third year in office: Trade War – As previous Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Council’s Trade and Tax Policy ...

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A call to back Florida’s boating business, protect environment

From the Florida Panhandle to the Keys, Floridians and tourists alike flock to our pristine waters year-round to enjoy some of the best boating experiences the United States has to offer. While many know Florida is the ideal destination for a day on the water, what’s less well known is the significant impact recreational boating has on the state's economy. According ...

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The US worker crisis

The U.S. is currently in a crisis that is impacting our domestic businesses and will likely have a long-term negative impact on our country. This crisis is impacting almost every U.S. company. It is a crisis that is limiting economic growth and wealth generation in the U.S. and, if not solved, will eventually threaten our national security. In fact, when ...

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Outdoor recreation is driving the U.S. economy

As we move into the autumn months, many are looking back fondly on time spent this summer enjoying America’s great outdoors. Whether a family vacation to one of America’s majestic national parks or an afternoon enjoyed with friends on one of our country’s countless waterways, the memories made will be everlasting. And, in the process, many played an important role ...

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TPP – Thank you President Trump for reconsidering

Global trade has been in the headlines recently and many are concerned about the impact of a trade war. The U.S. and China have both been using threatening rhetoric that has some people worried. Because of these developments, President Trump has recently asked his team to reconsider the administration’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). TPP was a hot campaign ...

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The Future: An open letter to President Trump

Dear Mr. President, You have a big job, in fact, the biggest. I cannot imagine the number of items you must consider each day. Therefore, I want to be respectful of your time while also asking you to consider some thoughts that I believe are critical to the future of our country. Mr. President, as you know, the world is ...

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Global Trade is Tough – Aluminum Proves It

In November the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a historic self-initiated investigation into whether China is selling certain aluminum product into the United States at below fair market value. What made this action historic was that the Department has not self-initiated an investigation in over 25 years. Normally, the catalyst for an investigation is a complaint by an impacted U.S. ...

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Big Shoes to Fill

Last month our company, Correct Craft, celebrated the 100th birthday of Ralph Meloon, a son of our founder and lifelong member of the Correct Craft team. Ralph has had a tremendous impact on our company and has served pretty much every key role at Correct Craft including President and Chairman. He still serves today as our Chairman Emeritus and we ...

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