Tag Archives: manufacturing

Florida-based Lippert team wins top manufacturing award

Lippert Components, Inc. (Lippert), global manufacturer and supplier of highly-engineered products and customized solutions dedicated to shaping, growing, and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle, and building products industries, and their adjacent markets announced that Lippert  Plant 113, located in Bradenton, Florida, was recognized as one of three Gold winner recipients for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Award ...

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BRP expands Manitou manufacturing capacity

BRP Inc. announced the creation of close to 200 new jobs at its Manitou manufacturing plant in Michigan, nearly doubling its workforce in the state. BRP will begin the construction in April to expand its existing Manitou pontoon boat plant in Lansing while adding manufacturing and warehousing capacity in St. Johns, Michigan. With the assistance of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), BRP received performance-based workforce training credits ...

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NMMA: Wholesale shipments up 6 percent

NMMA’s Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) has been updated through January, which shows wholesale shipments of new boats increased 6.1 percent in January 2022, compared to January 2021, and total wholesale boat, engine, and trailer deliveries were up 1.6 percent year over year. “Marine manufacturing continued its uptick in January as manufacturers refill pipelines following unprecedented demand throughout 2021. At the same time, ...

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Brunswick announces manufacturing expansion

Brunswick Corporation has announced the purchase of land in Reynosa, Mexico, adjacent to its current boat manufacturing facility, that will be used to expand its boat manufacturing capacity, adding 150,000 square feet to the current facility, and providing a total of 385,000 square feet of manufacturing footprint for its Bayliner, Trophy, Heyday, Sea Ray, and Lund brands. The expansion will ...

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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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