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NMMA engages trade commission on aluminum sheet imports

The National Marine Manufacturers Association recently testified before the International Trade Commission in a hearing regarding imports of Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet , a crucial issue for the recreational boating industry. If the Trump Administration chooses, it could impose up to a 60 percent import duty on Chinese aluminum – a significant price burden on manufacturers. John McKnight, senior vice ...

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NMMA recaps Trump Administration boating-specific deregulation

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has been working with the Trump Administration to ease regulatory burdens on issues benefiting the recreational boating industry. In 2017, federal agencies issued 67 deregulatory actions while imposing only three new regulatory actions, minimizing redundancy and duplication that drains companies’ resources, NMMA recently reported. Agencies also achieved $8.1 billion in lifetime net regulatory cost savings, ...

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Deadline approaching for Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards

Entries are being accepted for the 2018 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards. Winners will be announced at the Innovation Breakfast Friday, Feb 16, 2018, in the Center Courtyard of the show. Deadline for entry is Jan. 8, 2018. The Innovation Award program is managed by NMMA and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI). To learn more, contact ...

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New U.S. home sales rise at fast pace in November

The Associated Press recently reported that U.S. consumers stepped up their purchases of new homes at the fastest pace in more than 25 years in November, with sales skyrocketing 17.5 percent amid robust demand and a continued shortage of existing homes on the market. The U.S. Commerce Department released data showing that “new home sales last month jumped to a ...

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Judges selected for inaugural Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) recently announced the panel of judges who will evaluate 14 product entries across three boating categories for the inaugural Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show Innovation Awards. This year’s awards competition includes products from Apex Marine, Inc., Crestliner Boats, Forest River Marine, Lowe Boats, Lund Boats, Manitou Pontoons, Skeeter Boats, ...

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NMMA will participate in sheet aluminum pricing hearing

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is urging its members to contact the association if they use sheet aluminum in their boat production processes. In late November, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the initiation of an antidumping and countervailing duty case on Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from China. The case covers imports of aluminum sheet from China in the 3XXX-, ...

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NMMA Freedman Leadership Award deadline Dec. 1

Nominations will close later this week for the National Marine Manufacturers Association's 2018 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. Recipients of the NMMA Freedman Award are individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity, and personal motivation.  The following are categories for consideration: Marine aftermarket or OEM manufacturer; Marine representative; Member of marine-focused media; Boat ...

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NMMA reports new powerboat registrations up 4.4 percent

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through September 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.4 percent year-over-year for the rolling twelve-month period through September. Nearly all segments were up through September on a rolling 12-month, year-over-year basis. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: Cruisers (up 9.1 percent), tow boats (up 7.7 ...

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Congressman visits SeaStar Solutions, gets manufacturing update

U.S. Representative Ryan Costello from Pennsylvania's 6th district recently visited National Marine Manufacturers Association member SeaStar Solutions. NMMA and SeaStar Solutions invited the Costello to tour the SeaStar Solutions plant and meet with workers to understand the significant impact of their business on the community as well as the larger U.S. economy. During his visit, Congressmen Costello spoke with a ...

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NMMA provides House, Senate industry tax reform update

With tax reform front and center in Washington and the House expected to vote on its version of the tax reform bill today (H.R. 1), NMMA continues meeting with elected officials to ensure the recreational boating industry’s voice is heard on key elements of interest within both the House and Senate bills. Below is a comprehensive update of where things ...

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