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Allen E. Gant, Jr. retires as Glen Raven CEO

Glen Raven, Inc. has announced Allen E. Gant, Jr. has retired as CEO of the family owned company founded by his grandfather in 1880. Gant will remain chairman of Glen Raven’s operating board. Founded in Alamance County, North Carolina, Glen Raven, Inc. is a family owned company with product sales into more than 120 countries worldwide. Glen Raven is active ...

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NMMA Canada mourns the loss of George Cuthbertson

NMMA is sad to share the news that George Cuthbertson, founder of Cuthbertson & Cassian (C&C) Yachts, and NMMA Canada Hall of Fame recipient in 2002, has passed away. George became the president of C&C Yachts at a time when it was the most recognized and successful production and custom boat builder in North America and the world. Leaving the ...

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Siren Marine announces three sales partnerships

Siren Marine has announced new business partnerships with three marine sales organizations — West Coast Sales, Gulf Atlantic Marketing and Bruce Hackett Sales. Each of these organizations will handle sales of Siren Marine’s recently launched MTC (Monitor/Track/Control) Connected Boat system in strategically selected regions of the United States market. “Each of these companies was selected for its expertise and track ...

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Forest River joins MRAA as platinum member

Forest River Marine, makers of Berkshire, South Bay and Trifecta pontoons, has joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at the highest level as a Platinum Partner Member. “We believe in the importance of a strong and effective dealer body,” said Tom McCuddy, Forest River Marine general manager. “We are proud to have a strong network of dealers, and ...

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Congressional committees approve Everglades Restoration Funding

The U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees recently approved Energy and Water funding for Fiscal Year 2018. Both bills include $82 million for repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike and $76 million for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration for the Everglades. The National Marine Manufacturers Association, along with 18 recreational fishing and boating groups, sent a letter to members of Congress on June ...

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Skeeter Boats announces new trailer factory

Skeeter Boats announced the establishment of a new trailer factory. Skeeter Built trailers will provide 100 percent of Skeeter boat production starting in the third quarter of this year. As a part of the expansion, Skeeter will add up to 35 new employees who will be based in the 43,000-square-foot trailer factory in Kilgore, Texas. “The expansion into the boat ...

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Nominations open for 2018 STEP Ahead Awards

Nominations for the 2018 Science, Technology, Engineering and Production Ahead Awards are now being accepted. The STEP Ahead Awards honor women on a national platform — from the factory floor to the C-suite — who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in manufacturing. This national honor identifies the best of the best women in the manufacturing industry, and further encourages women to ...

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RBLC task force launches new media awareness campaign

Following last fall's launch of its education training module, “Proven Strategies for Engaging New Markets,” the Recreational Boating Leadership Council’s New Market Task Force released a free package of new trade advertisements designed to invite and drive access to the official training webinar, collateral and video content that will be available to all businesses in the marine industry. The 45-minute ...

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Wells Fargo CDF extends strategic financing program to IBBI

Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, has extended its strategic floorplan financing agreement with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc., a boat manufacturer buying group in the U.S. and Canada. The program covers 19 member manufacturers that sell 36 brands. Based in West Frankfort, Ill., IBBI is the largest cooperative buying group in the U.S. and ...

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NMEA announces education and training lineup

The National Marine Electronics Association has published the full education and training schedule for the 2017 NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo, which runs Sept. 26-28 at the Hilton Bellevue Hotel in Bellevue, Washington. Each day the education and training sessions will end before the exposition hall opens, allowing all attendees, including exhibitors, to attend both the classroom sessions ...

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