MIAMI – TACO Metals, Inc., a manufacturer of marine extrusions and hardware, has been named Supplier of Choice for marine vinyl gunnel moldings and other vinyl extrusions by the American Boatbuilders Association, the company said today in a press release.
The five-year exclusive agreement stipulates that new boats produced by the 14 ABA member companies – Chaparral; Cobalt; Correct Craft; Ebbtide; Grady White; Monterey; Pursuit; Regal; Rinker; S2; Stingray; Thunderbird; Tiara; and Triton – will use vinyl rub rail and related products manufactured by TACO, according to the company.
"We found TACO Metals provides our group with the best overall value in terms of products, cost and service. This agreement establishes the framework for a long-term business relationship with ABA member companies," said ABA President Jay Patton.
In addition to product quality and performance, the ABA awards its Supplier of Choice designation to manufacturers based on an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction, TACO said.
"TACO Metals has been supplying the marine industry with quality products for over 40 years, our focus is to partner with boat builders to optimize efficiency and productivity, and achieve mutual profitability," said TACO Metals President Jon Kushner. "We're driven by our customers' needs, from product development, to distribution and supply chain management.”