Tag Archives: COVID-19 and the boating industry

Being “crisis ready”

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin The past 100 years has seen one crisis after another; WWI, the Spanish Flu, the stock market crash, the Great Depression, WWII, Korean War, flu’s of the 50’s and 60’s, Vietnam War, Oil Embargo, inflation, sky high interest rates, the ‘87 stock market crash, the Gulf War, 9/11, the Great Recession and now COVID-19. You’d think we ...

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Discover Boating launches interactive COVID-19 access map

Discover Boating has launched an interactive map to help boaters get on the water during the COVID-19 pandemic. With boating access restrictions varying between states and changing daily, the new tool allows boaters to easily determine the status of their go-to waterways and access points. To see the latest status of public water access points, boat landings, and ramps, simply ...

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LCI Industries reports Q1 results

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LCI Industries, which through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc. supplies a broad array of components for OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, has reported first quarter 2020 results. “We delivered an 11% increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2020, despite the about-face in demand that occurred late in the quarter," commented Jason Lippert, LCI Industries' ...

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Coyote Eyewear donates medical safety glasses to New York hospitals

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Coyote Eyewear is donating medical grade safety glasses to New York state hospitals and medical centers. A pair of these medical glasses will be donated with every purchase of Coyote’s polarized sunglasses through the end of May. They can be used by doctors, nurses and nursing home workers to protect themselves and their patients from Covid-19. So far the company ...

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Brunswick Boat Group facilities support workers on the COVID-19 front lines

Brunswick Boat Group supports COVID-19 front line workers

Brunswick Boat Group, a division of Brunswick Corporation, is trying to make a difference in the fight against COVID-19. Recently, BBG donated 15,000 masks to first responders and hospitals in three different communities where Brunswick Boat Group manufacturing facilities are located. In addition, the business is utilizing its upholstery manufacturing capability to design and fabricate additional masks for employees at ...

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Brownie’s Marine Group announces new opportunities

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Brownie’s Marine Group announced several business updates on their existing businesses and new opportunities. Like many consumer-facing companies, BWMG’s core business lines are experiencing significant challenges, as the COVID-19 related economic slow-down impacts consumer spending. The management team of BWMG expects that revenues will be down significantly from internal estimates on various products sold, including those in the boating and ...

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Lessons from Gulliver’s Travels

Bill Yeargin Correct Craft CEO

By Bill Yeargin Interested in a classic book that is fun to read and full of leadership lessons? Read (or re-read) Gulliver’s Travels. Gulliver’s Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, is the first-person account of Lemuel Gulliver, an English surgeon and sea captain who visits remote regions of the world. A brief reminder of Gulliver’s four trips is as follows: - ...

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Chaparral Boats’ parent company announces $100,000 donation

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Chaparral Boats' parent company, Marine Products Corporation, through the O. Wayne Rollins Foundation, is donating $100,000 to The Caring Place; a Nashville area non-profit. In addition, Chaparral Boats has donated hundreds of N95 masks to local medical facilities in south Georgia to help combat COVID-19. The Caring Place provides access to basic resources to those in Nashville, Ga. and Berrien ...

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