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Brunswick Boat Group to establish integrated manufacturing center

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced that its boat group will establish its Merritt Island facility in Florida as an Integrated Manufacturing Center.  Since the wind-down of Sea Ray Sport Yacht and Yacht production operations at the site last year, the facility has been transitioning to become a hub of operations to support the growth and development of Sea Ray, Boston ...

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Brunswick Corporation names new Mercury Marine president

Brunswick Corporation promoted Christopher Drees, president – marine parts and accessories, to president – Mercury Marine. Drees succeeds John Pfeifer, who has chosen to leave Brunswick to pursue opportunities outside the company. Drees will report to Brunswick chief executive officer David M. Foulkes. The appointment is effective immediately. "Assuming the Mercury presidency is a natural progression for Chris,” Foulkes explained. ...

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Brunswick unveils plans for Fiberglass Boat Technology Center

Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), has announced plans for the Brunswick Fiberglass Boat Technology Center (BFBTC), an extensive recreational boat design and technology center in the United States. Located in Edgewater, Florida, the 45,000-square-foot facility will be home to a boat product development team, with a mission to design, engineer, and launch innovative, industry-leading products for Boston ...

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Former Brunswick Life Fitness global director is named Crestliner Boats president

Brittany Hizer has been named president of Crestliner Boats, reporting to Dirk Hyde, president of Brunswick’s Aluminum Fish Group. Otesgo, Minn.-based Crestliner is one of 14 brands which comprise the Boat Group of Brunswick Corp. Hizer most recently served as global director for Life Fitness Digital Ventures, which is also associated with Brunswick Corp. She was responsible for championing the ...

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Brunswick New York Mills operation receives state safety grant

Brunswick’s New York Mills Operation has received a $10,000 matching safety grant from Minnesota OSHA. The NYM Operation Safety Committee played a major part in the sourcing and writing of this grant application. The purpose of the grant is to help businesses improve a process to be safer. The grant application was written for three CartMovers, which are motorized hand ...

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Brunswick Boat Group names new Princecraft president

Brunswick Boat Group has announced that Rodier Grondin has joined the company as Princecraft president. Grondin will be based in Princeville, Quebec, Canada, and report to Steve Langlais, president of the Boat Group's Fort Wayne Operations in Indiana. Rodier joins Princecraft from Venmar/Broan-Nutone, a leading manufacturer and distributor of residential ventilation and other household products, where he contributed for 11 ...

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STEP Ahead Awards honor marine industry women

Three women in the marine industry were recently honored with STEP Ahead Awards. The STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) Ahead initiative began in 2012 to celebrate women in the manufacturing industry who are making a difference through advocacy, mentorship, engagement, promotion, and leadership. The STEP Ahead Awards highlight the achievements of real women in manufacturing on a national stage. ...

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Crestliner introduces new Bass Hawk for 2018

Crestliner's new Bass Hawk builds upon the hull design of the Fish Hawk and features the raised bow and stern decks similar to the company's PT series. "We're really excited to introduce the Bass Hawk not only to hardcore bass anglers, but also to muskie and multiple-species anglers," said Jake Mirabal, Crestliner product manager. "The Bass Hawk's rugged build allows ...

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Steady as she goes

The pontoon boat segment was the first to recover in the wake of the downturn, and it continues to post steady and consistent sales growth year after year. Is this the new normal? “We’re again looking at growth in the high single-digit range.” “We expect growth to continue at the same rate, or even a little better than what we saw last year.” ...

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Lund launches new Impacts for 2018 line-up

The new Lund Impact 2018 line-up includes a redesign of the fishing-focused 1675, 1775, and 1875 Impact models, and also expands the XS series with new 1675 and 1775 models, which will join the company's redesigned 1875 and 2025 models. Built with Lund's IPS hull design, the full Impact line-up features a pronounced center keel, double-riveted seam construction, two reverse ...

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