Tag Archives: Bill Yeargin

Merritt Precision achieves safety milestone

Merritt Precision Technologies celebrated 2000 days without a lost time accident in their Tennessee location. From new hires to those who have worked at the facility for over 20 years, this milestone was achieved because of the team’s intentional focus on safety.The Merritt Precision team uses various tools to ensure a safe work environment, including safety huddles, departmental walkthroughs, and ...

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Innovation: A bipartisan no-brainer

By Bill Yeargin Many people don’t realize how close the pandemic and related supply chain issues have come to both shutting down the U.S. economy and putting our national security at significant risk. And the risk was largely related to semiconductor chips. 92% of semiconductor chips are made outside the U.S., and these chips are in almost everything. According to ...

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Mentorship: Investing in future success

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin My retirement is not imminent, but I cannot help but be focused on the future success of our company, even for the time after I am gone. One of the best things I can do for our organization is prepare the next generation of our company’s leaders for the day when they will be in charge. I ...

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The Luxury Tax Myth

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin Luxury taxes, on items such as boats that politicians see as a “luxury,” are traps that don’t impact the rich but have a huge negative impact on people who can least afford it. They are the quintessential example of unintended consequences; history has demonstrated this unequivocally.  Politicians, many of whom I believe are well-intentioned, see luxury taxes ...

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Correct Craft CEO discusses proposed Canadian luxury tax on boats

Correct Craft CEO

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin appeared on the BOAT BOSS podcast to discuss the proposed Canadian luxury tax on boats. During the interview Yeargin shared the history of luxury taxes previously implemented around the world, why they don’t work, and why they are harmful to both the workers who build boats and small business owners who sell and service them. Yeargin stated, “The lessons learned ...

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EU removes retaliatory tariffs on American boats entering Europe

The United States and European Union (EU) announced a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs, resulting in the full removal of the 25% retaliatory tariffs imposed on American-made boats and engines entering the EU. Since the tariffs were implemented in 2018, the NMMA team has dedicated significant attention and resources to resolving this issue. The suspension of the retaliatory tariffs ...

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Correct Craft commits to solar pledge

Correct Craft was recently recognized as an OUC/City of Orlando 2030 Solar Pledge Founding Partner along with leadership from Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) and the cities of Orlando and Saint Cloud, Florida. The Solar Pledge is a commitment from influential businesses to lead the path to a renewable energy future. Each year Correct Craft will commit to powering its North ...

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ELEVATE agenda gets exciting new addition

Boating Industry Elevate Summit 2021

The Boating Industry ELEVATE team is excited to announce that Info-Link founder and managing director Jack Ellis is just the latest addition to an already power packed line-up comprised of some of the biggest names in the recreational boating industry. The ELEVATE Summit conference is November 8-10 at the downtown Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Ellis, a lifelong boater, started Miami-based ...

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Excitement continues to build for Boating Industry ELEVATE 2021 in Atlanta

Elliot Eisenberg at ELEVATE

Now that we are growing more accustomed to getting out and gathering as an industry again, top boating industry visionaries and emerging leaders are gearing up for the 2021 ELEVATE SUMMIT, November 8-10 in downtown Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency. The conference features a mix of highly targeted, executive level presentations and panels, coupled with intimate networking mixers. “First and foremost, ...

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12 “Must-reads” for Leaders

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin Reading dozens of books a year is typical for me, and while not all of them are business-oriented, many are. Apparently, this is not unusual, as a Fast Company survey of CEOs found that the typical CEO reads 60 books a year. As President Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are ...

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