In early July, more than 100 Correct Craft employees from around the country travelled to Merced, Calif., to serve in the home town of Correct Craft's Centurion Boats and Supreme Boats. The two groups of employees traveled to participate in the company’s project “Loving on Merced!”.
Employee volunteers from Correct Craft and its various subsidiaries (Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, SeaArk, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, Bryant, Parker, Aktion Parks, Watershed and Pleasurecraft Engine Group) banded together to help the community of Merced by renovating the Winton LifeLine Community Center and make significant renovations to the Applegate Park and Zoo.
During the trip, Correct Craft employees helped the Winton LifeLife Community Center by installing flooring, panels, doors, light fixtures and ceiling tiles. They also installed drywall and built both railings and a shade pergola that went behind the center. Correct Craft painted, updated computer systems, and provided funding for a new roof for the community center. Correct Craft employees also served the community’s cherished Applegate Park and Zoo by building a bulletin board, repairing walkways, painting, and completing other miscellaneous maintenance and repair projects.
During the week the group was honored by Merced’s Mayor and city commissioners at the city commission meeting. Centurion and Supreme Boats President Paul Singer represented Correct Craft at the meeting and was able to share with city leaders some of the things being done, even beyond this week’s service, by Centurion and Supreme Boats to serve the Merced community.
This recent trip marked the thirteenth year Correct Craft has taken employees to serve in various communities around the world. Previous service trips have been in Cambodia, India, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, and throughout Central America and the Caribbean.
“It was an honor to be a part of Correct Craft implementing our culture of Making Life Better right here in our home town," Centurion and Supreme President Paul Singer said. “Our team at Centurion Boats and Supreme Boats is committed to our local community and serve it regularly, but it was also exciting to serve alongside employees from our fellow Correct Craft companies and make a significant positive impact here in Merced.”
“Over the past thirteen years our employees have travelled the globe serving people and we were honored to help the community of Merced, home to our companies Centurion Boats and Supreme Boats,” Bill Yeargin, President and CEO of Correct Craft added. “Paul Singer and his team regularly serve their local community and we were happy to work with them on these projects. We have an amazing team of people who embrace our culture of Making Life Better and I am honored to serve with them!”