Canadian marine industry advocates to new parliament

Stakeholders from across the Canadian recreational boating industry joined forces on May 4 to meet with parliamentarians in the fourth annual Canadian Recreational Boating Industry Day on the Hill. Led by NMMA Canada, the delegation included representatives from regional marine trade associations such as the Atlantic Marine Trade Association, the Association Maritime du Quebec, Boating …
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Matt Sellhorst joins Boating Industry as columnist

Author and consultant Matt Sellhorst will be joining the Boating Industry team as a regular columnist starting with the May issue of the magazine. Sellhorst is the author of “Marine Marketing Strategies” and head profits coach at Boat Dealer Profits. Sellhorst was also the winner of the 2015 MDCE Best Ideas Contest, a winner of …
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Marine and Composites Industry Career Day takes place April 2

The 11th Annual Career Day in early April is a one-stop shop for individuals interested in working in the marine or composites industries, two business sectors poised for growth. Hosted by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and IYRS School of Technology and Trades, Career Day takes place on Saturday, April 2 at the IYRS Newport […]
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Industry mourns Marysville Marine Distributors Owner Mark Knust

MARYSVILLE, Mich. – Marysville Marine Distributors sadly mourns the loss of its owner and president, Mark Knust. Knust, 61, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Knust was a graduate of Western Michigan University where he was a scholarship player on their football team, and later a pitcher on their baseball team. He […]
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Two recreational boating industry leaders inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The recreational boating industry will recognize two leaders this year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s highest honor when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Bob Long, CEO and owner of JRL Ventures, Inc. and Marine Concepts, and Dusty McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, will be recognized for their career achievements and […]
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American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association distributes nationwide survey, conference session on marine industry workforce

NEWPORT, R.I. — The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association (ABBRA) has taken the lead on defining the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts, to be held at the International Boatbuilders Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) in mid-September in Louisville (KY). The survey will […]
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Marine industry stocks hit lows as stock market drops

Publicly traded companies in the marine industry have certainly not been immune from the recent stock market struggles, with several recently hitting their 52-week lows. The market experienced a day of increased volatility on Monday. At one point, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down almost 1,100 points, the biggest single-day drop on record. The […]
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CEO panel takes on industry topics and challenges at NMEA Conference

SEVERNA PARK, Md. – As part of the NMEA International Marine Electronics Conference & Expo this fall, a diverse panel of chief executive officers representing marine electronics companies based in the U.S. and abroad will discuss key issues and challenges facing the industry at the Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel on Sept. 29 from 1:30 […]
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