Market Outlook

NMMA welcomes Senate Oceans Caucus

CHICAGO - The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recently welcomed the newly established Senate Oceans Caucus, which met for the first time on Sept. 13. The Congressional body will be headed by co-chairs Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and will complement the House Oceans Caucus, formed nearly 10 years ago. "Recreational use of our oceans produces ...

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Brunswick, ADP sign exclusive dealer offering

LAKE FOREST, Ill. - The Brunswick dealer services team recently signed a deal with ADP Lightspeed, makers of business outsourcing software and solutions, to provide exclusive support and special pricing deals to the entire Brunswick marine dealer network. The exclusive ADP Lightspeed deals are available through the Brunswick Dealer Advantage program, which is free to dealers. "Brunswick Dealer Advantage is ...

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Regal Marine is hiring

ORLANDO, Fla. - Regal Marine Industries recently announced that it is hiring immediately for positions in the marine industry. Regal is seeking experienced workers for assembly, lamination and other manufacturing positions. Regal is also hiring a customer service/warranty technician. Interested applicants can contact Mark Kellum at mkellum@regalboats.com or by phone at 407-447-9360. Can’t get enough boating news? Subscribe to our ...

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William F. Miller signs partnership with Faria

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - William F. Miller and Associates recently signed a deal with Faria Instruments, making Faria's instrument and gauge products available to their network of OEM and aftermarket customers. The Thomas G. Faria Corporation offers digital and analog gauges and instrumentation for many different marine. military and industry uses, including their engine monitoring instrumentation and marine computers systems. William ...

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NMMA files suit challenging EPA ethanol rules

CHICAGO - The National Marine Manufacturers Association along with the Engine Products Group (EPG) recently filed a suit at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the EPA's rules regarding gas pump warning labels and other misuse controls for gasoline pumps containing up to 15 percent ethanol. The EPG is a coalition made up of the National ...

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Bellingham Marine signs agreement to curtail unauthorized workers

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Marina builder Bellingham Marine recently signed a two-year agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement (ICE) to participate in a program designed to help businesses comply with employment laws. The ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) is voluntary and is designed to help employers comply with employment laws by training them and providing them with ...

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Mist-er-Comfort adds 5 new dealers in Gulf area

WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. - Mist-er-Comfort Inc., a manufacturer of marine misting systems for boats and yachts, announced that it has added five new dealer-installers to its network in the Florida and Caribbean area. The new dealers are: Canvas Designers, Riviera Beach, Fla., Lighthouse Yacht Service, Delray Beach, Fla., South Florida Marine, Lantana, Fla., Environmental Misting, Cape Canaveral, Fla. and President ...

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NAM survey reports Americans still value strong manufacturing sector

WASHINGTON - The National Association of Manufacturer's (NAM) Manufacturing Institute, in partnership with Deloitte, recently released the results of a survey of the American public that showed 86 percent of respondents believe that the country's manufacturing base is "important" or "very important" to their way of life. The National Marine Manufacturers Association highlighted the study in a recent newsletter. The ...

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MMA calls for entries for marketing awards

GOTHA, Fla. - The Marine Marketers of America (MMA) recently sent out its last call for entries for the 2011 Neptune Awards for Marketing Excellence, to be awarded at the group's annual meeting at the Fort Lauderdale International boat Show on Oct. 27. The competition is open to any company or organization that produced marine-industry marketing work between Sept.1, 2010, ...

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NMMA: Discover Boating Resource Center offers on-water experiences

CHICAGO - The Discover Boating Resource Center, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Coast Guard, is offering boaters and would-be boaters the opportunity to receive hands-on training and on-the-water experience this year at the Norwalk Boat Show, Sept. 22-25. Discover Boating is offering five courses at the Norwalk Boat Show: Close Quarters Powerboat Handling, Advanced Docking Experience, Essential ...

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