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Open letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, I cannot imagine how tough a job it is being President. Though I am sure you receive lots of advice, I would like to share a few thoughts on topics I hope you will consider as you enter your third year in office: Trade War – As previous Co-Chair of the Manufacturing Council’s Trade and Tax Policy ...

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A call to back Florida’s boating business, protect environment

From the Florida Panhandle to the Keys, Floridians and tourists alike flock to our pristine waters year-round to enjoy some of the best boating experiences the United States has to offer. While many know Florida is the ideal destination for a day on the water, what’s less well known is the significant impact recreational boating has on the state's economy. According ...

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Angela Pilkington named Darlene Briggs Woman of the Year

Angela Pilkington of Correct Craft Holding Company has been selected as the recipient of the thirty-second annual Darlene Briggs Marine Industry Woman of the Year Award. The award was presented to Pilkington by the 2017 award recipient, Wanda Kenton Smith, on Sunday evening, Dec. 9, during the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas Opening Night Awards Celebration at the Rosen ...

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The US worker crisis

The U.S. is currently in a crisis that is impacting our domestic businesses and will likely have a long-term negative impact on our country. This crisis is impacting almost every U.S. company. It is a crisis that is limiting economic growth and wealth generation in the U.S. and, if not solved, will eventually threaten our national security. In fact, when ...

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Correct Craft hosts students for Manufacturing Day

Correct Craft and its manufacturing companies across the country participated in Manufacturing Day by hosting students at its factories. Five Correct Craft plants from Florida to California invited students to learn about both boat manufacturing processes and job opportunities in marine manufacturing. Correct Craft companies also gave the students plant tours. Centurion and Supreme Boats partnered with the Merced County ...

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Outdoor recreation is driving the U.S. economy

As we move into the autumn months, many are looking back fondly on time spent this summer enjoying America’s great outdoors. Whether a family vacation to one of America’s majestic national parks or an afternoon enjoyed with friends on one of our country’s countless waterways, the memories made will be everlasting. And, in the process, many played an important role ...

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NMMA ramps up advocacy efforts after Congressional summer recess

Last week, NMMA and their members held several events and meetings on Capitol Hill and with the administration to highlight the recreational boating industry’s priorities – including trade, the Modern Fish Act, E15, and workforce development. The November midterm elections are just around the corner and NMMA is working diligently to accomplish the industry’s objectives before the end of the ...

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Correct Craft mourns loss of boating industry icon Ralph C. Meloon

Correct Craft has announced the passing of National Marine Manufacturers Association Hall of Fame member and industry icon Ralph C. Meloon at the age of 100. The middle of three brothers, Meloon was seven years old when his father Walter C. Meloon moved the family from New Hampshire to Florida and started the Florida Variety Boat Co. (now Correct Craft) ...

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Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations partners with Torqeedo, SeaDek

Watershed Innovations, a Correct Craft technology initiative, has added Torqeedo and SeaDek as two new partners on the project that Watershed previously announced with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to build an ultra-quiet aluminum fishing boat with electric propulsion. Watershed has now partnered with SeaArk Boats, Torqeedo, and SeaDek, and UCF’s Senior Design Project Program. Each partner will play ...

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Correct Craft acquires electric boat drive system

Correct Craft recently announced its newest acquisition, an electric boat drive system, Ingenity P220, that originated in Austria. The acquisition is a result of Correct Craft’s Watershed Innovations initiative and will help prepare Correct Craft’s Pleasurecraft Engine Group and the company’s boat brands for the inevitable future beyond internal combustion engines. Previously built by Ortner Electric in Villach, Austria, the ...

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