NMDA and Distributors
The National Marine Distributors Association is the leading trade association for U.S. and Canadian marine products distributors. Members include major distributors, many leading product manufacturers and manufacturer representatives.
Ocean Safety, a U.K.-based marine safety equipment supplier, opened service centers in Rhode Island and Florida. Ocean Safety said the two centers — LRSE, based in Tiverton, R.I., and Lifeline, in Miami — are well-established outlets of marine safety equipment for the U.S. market. Ocean Safety said its training manager, Chris Waterman, visited both companies…more
Sea-Dog Line and Uflex USA are the winners of the 2012 National Marine Distributors Association Supplier of the Year Awards. The awards were announced at a luncheon during the associations annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing Conference earlier this month in Rosemont, Ill. Sea-Dog Line won for the eighth year in a row in the…more
Brownell Trailers chose Woodard and Company Ltd. to represent the company’s product lines in Canada. Brownell, of Fairhaven, Mass., makes fully submersible hydraulic boat trailers and ROK Boat Stands. Woodard, of Vaughan, Ontario, has offices across Canada and has been representing the makers of marine OEM and aftermarket products since 1967.
Dicor Corp., a longtime supplier for the RV industry, is entering the marine market. Directed by its Seal Design affiliate, the expansion will bring a range of new components and aftermarket offerings to marine manufacturers and dealers, including a number of products Dicor recently introduced to the RV market, the company said. Initial product offerings…more
Ontario, Canada-based Caframo, a manufacturer of marine fans, cabin heaters and accessories, recently opened a distribution center in Katwijk, Netherlands, to improve service to its customers across Europe. “For our European customers, our new facility in the Netherlands will mean faster deliveries, fixed transportation costs and reduced costs overall,” Caframo consumer products sales and marketing…more
Accon Marine redesigned its website and now features a Dealer Portal to better update authorized dealers on pricing information. With improved navigation, customers can find just the products they need. More photos and product descriptions better assist consumers on Accon’s complete line of stainless-steel hardware and accessories. An updated Frequently Asked Questions section provides maintenance…more
Cressy Marketing is celebrating its 25th year as a manufacturers’ representative in the marine and RV industries. Founded in 1986 with no product lines, Ray Cressy went to the IMTEC show in Chicago to introduce himself to the industry. Today, Cressy Marketing, based in Mishawaka, Ind., represents 21 companies in the Great Lakes region. Jim…more
William F. Miller & Associates announced a new sales partnership with Wexco Industries. “We have had the distinct opportunity to work previously with George H. Pollok of Wexco Industries. Under his leadership, I am confident Wexco, teamed with William F. Miller & Associates, can dominate the marine windshield wiper market in short order,” Joe Miller,…more
PW Brands is expanding into the marine OEM market, the company announced. “Having established itself as a successful manufacturer of towers, board racks, speakers, light bars and tower accessories, center console T-tops and boat covers, the company is well-positioned to provide OEMs with an unmatched collection of products backed by a fully staffed customer service…more
Medart Marine announced it has a new location in Mobile, Ala. The new facility is 35,000 square feet of finished offices and warehouse on 14 acres. The operation will house nine local Medart associates supporting five territory managers that have accounts in the northern Gulf Coast region. “After being rocked by Hurricane Katrina, shortly after…more