American Boating Congress wraps up in D.C.

May 16th, 2023

The 2023 American Boating Congress (ABC) included three days of policy conversations, panel discussions, marine industry updates, conversations with members of Congress and a day spent on Capitol Hill advocating on behalf of the recreational marine industry. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and its industry partners, sponsors and co-hosts welcomed more than 250 recreational […]

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Registration opens for ATA’s Canada Workshop

January 6th, 2023

Registration is now open for the Advanced Textile Association (ATA) Canada Division’s one-day workshop focused on the Canadian textile market. This workshop takes place Feb. 9, 2023, at Lasalle Canvas Inc., in Quebec, Canada. Participants will include business owners in the Canadian provinces involved in shade, architectural structures, marine tops, tarps and more. There will […]

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2023 boat model year updates information

July 7th, 2022

The introduction of new model year products for 2023 are well underway, with boat manufacturers introducing new model year products June 1 through July 31. Ahead of the implementation deadline, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has outlined what to expect for the 2023 Model Year updates, including new electrification standards. The American Boat & […]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks OSHA’s vaccine and testing mandate

January 18th, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for private employers with 100 or more employees. The Court ruled 6-3 against OSHA’s employer mandate, blocking it from taking effect while other legal challenges play out.

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New Trivantage distribution center triples inventory capacity

April 15th, 2021

Trivantage® has moved to a larger distribution facility in St. Louis, Mo., that will allow the company to better and more efficiently serve customers with increased capacity at more than 62,000 square feet, six loading docks for customer will-call and shipments, and improved visitor parking. The new location will house increased inventory levels, easy-access sampling […]

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New Atlanta Boat Show roles announced

March 26th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has announced the promotion of Courtney Erhardt to show manager for the Progressive® Insurance Atlanta Boat Show. Erhardt will also be responsible for exhibit space sales in her new role. Erhardt has worked for the NMMA for 15 years coordinating operations for numerous trade and consumer events—including for the […]

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Lost Paddle Media acquires four outdoor rec shows

December 17th, 2020

Unrelated to the pandemic, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) formally announced an agreement to transfer ownership of the Kansas City Boat & Sportshow, Chicagoland Fishing, Travel & Outdoor Expo, World Fishing & Outdoor Expo and Saltwater Fishing Expo to Sportshows LLC, a division of Lost Paddle Media. Lost Paddle is an experiential media company […]

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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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