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IBBI names Garmin 2018 Supplier of the Year

Garmin International, Inc. announced that it received the prestigious Supplier of the Year distinction from the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative comprised of a 19-member network of leading boat brands that collectively build nearly 25 percent of all boats sold in the U.S. The IBBI Supplier of the Year award recognizes one company’s outstanding service ...

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Garmin selected as IBBI exclusive marine electronics supplier

Garmin International, Inc. announced that is has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI), the industry’s largest purchasing cooperative comprised of a 19-member network of leading boat brands. Collectively, IBBI members build 20 percent of all boats sold in the U.S., and beginning Model Year 2019, the agreement will give members direct ...

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2017 Boating Industry Bold Moves

On the previous pages, we profiled our four 2017 Movers & Shakers, but several other industry leaders are also working to grow the boating industry. The six leaders on the following pages are making bold moves to advance boating by growing its customer base, improving technology, bringing industry stakeholders together and raising the bar of professionalism for the entire industry.  ...

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Wells Fargo CDF extends strategic financing program to IBBI

Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, part of Wells Fargo & Company, has extended its strategic floorplan financing agreement with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc., a boat manufacturer buying group in the U.S. and Canada. The program covers 19 member manufacturers that sell 36 brands. Based in West Frankfort, Ill., IBBI is the largest cooperative buying group in the U.S. and ...

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IBBI announces 2017 supplier award winners

Independent Boat Builders Incorporated recently gathered all of its members and suppliers together in St. Louis, Missouri for the annual Purchasing Meeting and Vendor Expo conference. As part of the event, several suppliers were recognized. Spradling International Marine, a Michigan-based manufacturer of vinyl products, was honored with the John “Walkabout” Sisson IBBI Innovation Award for its new TC-06 Textile Range ...

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Ambassador Marine signs contract extension with IBBI

IBBI (Independent Boat Builders, Inc.) has awarded Ambassador Marine a four-year contract extension as an IBBI preferred supplier of faucets/sinks and accessories. According to Scott Spiegel, vice president of Ambassador Marine, “All of us at Ambassador Marine are thrilled to continue to be partners with the IBBI to bring our Ambassador faucets and sinks and our unique Danze OEM faucet ...

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IBBI names Thetford Marine preferred supplier

Independent Boat Builders, Inc. (IBBI) has named Thetford Marine a preferred supplier. This is a response to the company consistently providing the marine industry with exceptional products, service and support. IBBI named Thetford Marine for a five-year term as its preferred supplier for sanitation with its Tecma and Porta Potti lines. Additionally, it will be a preferred supplier on refrigeration ...

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Lenco Marine, Inc. awarded IBBI Supplier of the Year honors for third consecutive year

STUART, Fla. - Lenco Marine is honored to have received the IBBI (Independent Boat Builders Incorporated) Supplier of the Year recognition award for the third consecutive year, as announced at the recent IBBI meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. Richard DeVito, President of Lenco Marine, Inc. says, “This award is not one to be taken lightly. The fact that the top boat ...

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