Bipartisan legislation to protect small businesses from natural disasters

October 2nd, 2020

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Angus King (ME-I), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Kennedy (R-LA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Providing Resources for Emergency Preparedness and Resilient Enterprises (PREPARE) Act, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association website. This bipartisan legislation, which matches companion legislation in the U.S. House […]

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U.S. boat sales up in 2019, expected to remain strong in 2020

January 15th, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that retail unit sales of new powerboats are estimated to have held steady in 2019 at approximately 280,000 units, the second highest total since 2007. The busy winter boat show season kicks off this week across the country and NMMA expects new powerboat sales to be up as […]

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New Jersey pledges $13 million to fight harmful algal blooms

December 11th, 2019

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that his administration will distribute more than $13 million to fund a new initiative to reduce and prevent future harmful algal bloom outbreaks in New Jersey. The program will fund science-based prevention, mitigation, study and response efforts across the state. In 2019, there were more than 70 suspected and […]

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MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards open soon

July 23rd, 2019

From design excellence to quality workmanship, the MFA Fabrication Excellence Awards showcase projects representing the breadth of the industry from tops and covers to interior and exterior upholstery. The awards submission period opens Aug. 15, 2019 and closes Nov. 15, 2019. Winners will be announced at the 2020 MFA Conference in Daytona Beach, Fla., Jan. […]

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