Mercury Marine wins sustainability prize

December 20, 2018

Fond du lac, Wis-based Mercury Marine, has earned a “Green Masters” designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council for the eighth consecutive year. The Green Masters Program measures companies on a broad range of sustainability issues, from energy and water conservation to waste management, community outreach and education. Mercury Marine’s sustainability efforts include fuel-efficient products, …

Industry leaders upbeat about marine business

December 18, 2018

For the third quarter of 2018, marine manufacturer CEOs and top-level executives remain overwhelmingly upbeat in their assessment of current business conditions as they navigate headwinds, primarily from tariffs, rising raw materials costs, and the labor shortage. The report comes from the National Marine Manufacturers Association Marine CEO Sentiment Survey. For Q3, 65 percent of …

Call for Entries for 2019 Minneapolis Innovation Awards

December 13, 2018

The Progressive Insurance Minneapolis Boat Show’s Innovation Awards program is now open for submissions. Eligible exhibitors can enter new products into three product categories: aluminum fishing boats, fiberglass fishing boats and pontoon boats. Entrants to the 2019 program will have a chance to win and also boost their product’s visibility through inclusion in the Show …

Free boating safety brochures available

December 11, 2018

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is offering a series of free boating safety brochures on a variety of topics to help educate consumers on important boating safety guidelines. The series is available in print-ready and digital formats at no cost to the recreational marine industry. Topics in NMMA’s Boating Safety Awareness Series are: • …

First annual Sewn Products Reshoring Award

December 6, 2018

The sewing trade association SEAMS and The Reshoring Initiative will award the first annual Sewn Products Reshoring Award. The award is open to all companies that have successfully reshored the sewing of any product to the U.S., accelerating the Made in America movement. Eligibility for this award must include production reshoring from offshore back to …

Covin Sales launches new website

December 4, 2018

Covin Sales & Converting has a new website featuring an enhanced look, easy navigation and a more user-friendly experience. For more than 20 years, Covin Sales has provided a wide range of fabrics, resources, solutions and services at competitive prices. The new website features industrial fabrics for many different industries including awning and marine. Visit …