Tag Archives: manufacturing

New Yamaha propeller facility hits full capacity

The new Yamaha Marine Precision Propeller (YPPI) facility in Greenfield, Ind. reached full production capacity this July. The advanced casting facility and foundry uses state-of-the-art robotics to significantly reduce lead times and increase production by more than 67 percent, allowing YPPI to deliver more than 100,000 propellers to customers annually. “It’s great to finally be firing on all cylinders in ...

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Flow-Rite names new director of operations

FlowRite Angela Paauwe

Flow-Rite, manufacturer of injection-molded fluid control components, has hired Angela Paauwe as its new operations director. Company president Todd Hart made the announcement. A member of the Flow-Rite executive leadership team, Paauwe oversees operations, maintenance, continuous improvement, molding, production control and advanced sourcing. She drives advances throughout the company by utilizing lean principles and holding to +QDIP metrics of safety, ...

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Coronavirus crisis: Manufacturing

By David Gee It ended well – and began well; 2019 and 2020 that is.  At the end of 2019, NMMA’s Marine CEO Sentiment Survey found business confidence among marine manufacturer CEOs increased in the fourth quarter with 88% of marine CEOs saying current conditions were stable or expanding. And slightly over half of all marine senior executives at recreational ...

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SureShade relocates to Florida

Lippert Components, Inc. (“LCI”) announced the relocation of SureShade manufacturing from Philadelphia, Penn. to Sarasota, Fla.. SureShade will now operate out of the Taylor Made facility in Sarasota effective April 27, 2020. “All along our number one goal as an organization has always been to emphasize more responsive customer service. With the majority of our customers being based in the ...

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Correct Craft steps up during coronavirus crisis

Correct Craft’s team has stepped up to join in the fight against COVID-19. The company and its subsidiaries are working to serve in this global pandemic by helping fill the gap of PPE (personal protective equipment) shortages in local communities across the country. Some examples of work being done by Correct Craft companies include: Centurion & Supreme Boats have donated ...

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Marine manufacturers take action against COVID-19

By Adam Quandt Throughout the ever-evolving novel coronavirus outbreak, many marine industry manufacturers are making the decision to temporarily halt production, in an effort to keep employees safe. Last week, Brunswick Corporation announced it was suspending production at certain of its propulsion and boat operations over the next few weeks in response to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19). A ...

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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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