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Weekly 5: Xpress CEO to enter outdoor hall of fame

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Xpress CEO to enter outdoor hall of fame Rodney Herndon, CEO of Xpress Boats, will be inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame this week, the Hot ...

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Increasing OSHA fines signal need for compliance in marine industry

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. As a result, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its penalties based on the Consumer Price Index, which became effective as of August 1. OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, have increased by 78 percent. The previous ...

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Economic Snapshot: Private sector employment increases by 179,000 jobs

Private sector employment increased by 179,000 jobs from June to July, up marginally from the 176,000 jobs added in the previous month, according to the ADP Employment Report. Medium businesses led the way with job additions, increasing by 68,000 jobs in July. This is up from 56,000 last month. Employment at small businesses increased by 61,000 jobs, down from 86,000 ...

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Mercury Marine hosts test ride media event in New York

On August 1, Mercury Marine held a press event for non-marine journalists to showcase the advantages of boating through Mercury’s product integration and intuitive features. “Every time we have an opportunity to get people on our boats and experience our engines and experience the new technologies we’re bringing to the marine world to make things more intuitive and easier for ...

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Weekly 5: Legendary Marine flag mural sets Guinness record

The BI Weekly 5 is a collection of tips, news and data affecting the boating industry this week. Be sure to look for the BI Weekly 5 every week on BoatingIndustry.com. 1. Legendary Marine flag mural sets Guinness record The 3.83-acre flag mural that tops Legendary Marine's boat storage facility in Destin, Fla., has been recognized as the largest flag ...

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23 ways to improve your sales performance

Too many salespeople either fail completely or never really succeed because they think that selling is about them. It isn’t. It’s about customers—and customers only. Here are 23 ways to improve your sales performance by getting better focused on customers: Look for the demons and dreams. In other words, be alert to a customer’s hopes and fears—what they want to ...

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Boat, engine sales up as Brunswick reports second quarter results

Brunswick Corp. reported strong revenue growth Thursday for the second quarter of 2016, with sales up in marine engines, boats and fitness equipment. “Our reported second quarter net sales increased by 9 percent,” said Brunswick Chairman and CEO Mark Schwabero. “Our top line reflected strong growth rates in our fitness segment and fiberglass outboard and aluminum boats. This growth was ...

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Q&A with MDCE closing keynote speaker Sam Dantzler

Sam Dantzler of Sam’s Watersports Dock and Garage Composites is a familiar face to anyone who has attended the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in the past few years. However, the 2016 MDCE will offer attendees to experience Dantzler’s expertise in a whole new way. Dantzler will present the closing keynote, “Change: It’s the Only Option,” on the final day ...

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