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Johnson Outdoors reports double-digit 3Q revenue, profit growth

Johnson Outdoors a reported double-digit growth in revenue and profits for the fiscal third quarter ending June 29, 2018. Strong new product demand drove expanded margins leading to a robust increase in net income versus the prior year third quarter, said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Helen Johnson-Leipold. “Unprecedented growth in our flagship fishing brands throughout the year underscores the importance ...

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MBIA boosts workforce development awareness with new video

The latest effort by the Michigan Boating Industries Association to bring about marine workforce and career path awareness includes the commissioning of a video visualizing the appealing setting in which many in the marine industry work – on the water. “Like many industries, we’re facing a severe shortage of workers in the marine industry,” said MBIA Executive Director Nicki Polan. ...

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Gold Eagle Co. receives NMDA Supplier of the Year Award

5Gold Eagle Co. has been named a recipient of the 2018 Gold National Marine Distributors Association (NMDA) Awards for Supplier of the Year and Marketing Philosophy. The awards recognize the company’s performance in supplying products through NMDA distributors to independent marine retailers across the United States and Canada and Gold Eagle’s efforts marketing itself in a way that reflects the ...

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Mercury Marine wins second Business Friend of the Environment Award

Mercury Marine has been presented a Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award, the second time in four years that Mercury has won the award, also winning the honors in 2014. The Business Friend of the Environment Awards highlights the actions Wisconsin companies are taking in the areas of pollution prevention, innovative technology and environmental stewardship. Earlier this year, Mercury ...

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ABYC publishes updated boat building, repair standards

The American Boat and Yacht Council has published its 58th supplement of “Standards and Technical Information Report for Small Craft” which covers all major boat systems and provides boat building and repair guidelines. ABYC standards are continuously researched, developed and revised by over 400 volunteer technical experts and marine professionals. “Each year the standards are updated to reflect changes in ...

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Evinrude wins Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award

Evinrude has received the ‘Business Friend of the Environment’ award presented by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business trade association. The company was recognized for their environmental innovation after successfully implementing an advanced energy recovery system for its Outboard Engine Endurance Test Center. Evinrude accepted the Business Friend of the Environment award today at ...

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NMMA issues action call on proposed Section 301 tariff increase

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced it is considering increasing the Section 301 tariff on $200 billion in Chinese products from 10 to 25 percent – which includes boats, marine parts, and trailer tires. Because of this development, the administration has extended the deadline for submitting comments and requests to testify, and NMMA is encouraging all affected members to ...

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BRP to acquire Manitou pontoon manufacturer

BRP announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Triton Industries, Inc., the North American manufacturer of the Manitou pontoon brand. "The announcement of the acquisition of Manitou is the logical next step in the roll-out of our global marine strategy," said José Boisjoli, BRP President and CEO. "We are thrilled to welcome a company with ...

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3M introduces protection fabric for marine manufacturing, repair facilities

Fluids such as oils, water, solvents and other chemicals are essential elements in manufacturing and repairing boats and other marine equipment. However, spills, leaks and overspray can contribute to hazardous environments and messy workspaces. And dirt and debris that are part of the job can create contamination. Now, a new solution from 3M offers a removable, efficient and economical way ...

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MRAA seeks talent for awards celebration

The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it has opened the Call for Nominations and Applications process for the “Fork It Over” Marine Industry Talent Show. This event will be held during the second annual MRAA Opening Night Awards Celebration at the 2018 Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Dec. 9-12 in Orlando, Fla. The MRAA Awards Celebration ...

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