NMMA, MRAA donate to N.J. trade group’s Sandy relief fund

Posted on Written by Michael LaBella

The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas have announced a joint donation of $10,000 to the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey’s Recovery and Relief Fund to provide aid to marine businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The NMMA estimates that the recreational boating industry creates $1.6 billion in annual economic impact in New Jersey alone.

Making up part of the marine industry economic impact in New Jersey are about 1,140 marine businesses in the state that generate an estimated $224 million in labor income for employees. The businesses serve an estimated 160,000 registered boats in New Jersey.

“Our industry’s businesses put their faith in trade associations, investing in us so that we can protect and serve them,” MRAA president Matt Gruhn said in a statement. “While there are numerous ways MTA/NJ, MRAA and NMMA work to deliver a return on investment for our members, the aftermath of events like Hurricane Sandy represent one of our most important opportunities to serve this great industry. By creating this Recovery and Relief Fund, MTA/NJ has given us a way to extend a hand to those recreational marine companies who have been hard hit by this natural disaster, and for that we are grateful.”

“We hope our donation will help our colleagues in New Jersey receive the aid they need to get back on their feet, post-Hurricane Sandy, and revive the thriving New Jersey boating industry,” NMMA president Thom Dammrich said in a statement.

Click here for the full statement.

Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!

Click here to Register ... it's free!

Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!

Not a member yet? Click here to Register!

Already a member? Click here to Login!

Subscribe ... for unlimited access!

Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.

Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.

Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.

You may close this dialog after seconds.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments Policy.

Vote Today

Will you be attending IBEX and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale

Length
Year
Price

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password