Kull, Melbostad honored with STEP Ahead Award

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – The Manufacturing Institute has announced that Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the America, and Lori Melbostad, president of Premier Marine, Inc., have been named two of the top women in U.S. manufacturing in 2016. Last year, the Manufacturing Institute honored Chaparral’s Ann Baldree and Regulator’s Joan […]
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Volvo reaches energy efficiency goal five years ahead of schedule

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Volvo Group North America achieved its goal of reduced energy consumption in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge five years earlier than anticipated. Volvo Group’s goal had been a 25 percent reduction in energy consumption at its eight U.S. manufacturing plants between 2009 and 2020. By the […]
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Report: 2014 boat sales well ahead of 2013

Boat sales for 2014 look to be up about 7 percent for the year, showing solid growth over 2013. That’s according to Info-Link’s latest Bellwether report, which tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market (varies by […]
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