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Mercury Marine celebrates safety milestone at Juarez facility

Mercury Marine’s Juarez, Mexico plant is celebrating a major milestone this week, reporting two million hours with no lost time injuries dating back to 2017.   In 2014, the Juarez plant achieved more than one million hours without a lost-time incident, earning the plant the 2014 Brunswick Chairman’s Safety Award.   Mercury has owned the Juarez facility for more than 25 years with ...

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Cobalt announces facility expansion plans

Cobalt Boats announced it will invest in a multi-year expansion of its Neodesha, Kansas factory to support continued growth in demand for its market-leading day boats.   This major capital project, totaling nearly $7 million, will expand capacity, as well as improve operational efficiency and quality. For more than 50 years, Cobalt has built high-quality boats in Southeast Kansas, and ...

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Horizon Global names new chief financial officer

Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, announced that Barry Steele has been named the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective Feb. 18, 2019.   Steele will have responsibility for the Company’s global finance function including financial reporting, tax, treasury, and financial planning and analysis. Steele will be joining Horizon Global from his role as Chief Financial Officer at Gentherm ...

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Boston Whaler steps into the classroom for Manufacturing Month

Boston Whaler boatbuilding experts recently stepped into local classrooms in Volusia County, Fla. to share information with middle school and high school students about modern manufacturing techniques as well as future career opportunities.  Whaler’s efforts were part of the “Manufacturing Means Measure” campaign sponsored by the Volusia Manufacturer Association (VMA).  October is National Manufacturing Month and the VMA is meeting ...

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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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How boats are made

I was fortunate to visit Premier Marine, Inc. last week to interview team members– huge benefit to having our offices just south of Premier’s corporate offices – for an upcoming article in the June/July issue. While I was there, I was given the opportunity to experience a plant tour. We went from building to building to see the entire process ...

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National Manufacturing Day inspires the manufacturers of tomorrow

The marine industry will see a large number of its manufacturing professionals retire in the next 10 years, and it is imperative that the industry does whatever it can to ensure it has an employable manufacturing workforce. The issue is not unique to boating; indeed, as the country continues to emphasize bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., many industries are ...

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October 2 is National Manufacturing Day

Did you know today is National Presidential Joke Day? Probably not and, let’s be honest, these “national days” have sort of gotten out of hand. However, not all of them are silly; some of them are incredibly relevant to our industry. Take, for instance, National Manufacturing Day, the first Friday of every October. This day celebrates the men and women ...

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