75 dealers earn Five Star Certification

Seventy-five marine retailers from 26 states, two Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia have earned Five Star Certification status during the first half of 2016. Find the full list here. According to the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program, it is the only standardized training curriculum dedicated exclusively to marine retailers. Boat dealerships enrolled in the …
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IMCI mourns passing of certification pioneer Lars Granholm

Lars Erik Granholm, a founding force behind the International Marine Certification Institute, has died at teh age of 81. Granholm, born in Finland in 1934, immigrated in 1961 to the United States where he joined the Outboard Marine Corporation. From 1974 to 1981 he authored small boat regulations while serving as the project manager for […]
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MRAA names certification development manager

MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has brought Gerald “Jerry” Lofberg on board as its certification development manager to oversee recruitment of new participants in the Marine Industry Certified Dealership Program. In his role, Lofberg will reach out to marine retailers on a regular basis, talking to them about the incredible value […]
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