International Marine recently launched a Facebook page where boaters can ask questions and get solutions. The page regularly offers informative videos and links to newly launched books and e-books. International Marine also plans giveaway announcements and e-book releases. International Marine’s catalog includes household names in the industry, from Paul Elvstrom to Robert Perry, and from…more
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.
Valley Towing Products, a Revstone company, announced the addition of two new facilities to its North American supply chain – a new warehouse in Dallas and a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. These facilities will join Valley’s warehouse and distribution facilities in Columbus, Ohio, and Lodi, Calif. The company plans to close…more
Vendors at Kellogg Marine Supply’s annual trade show found dealers ready to buy, but customers were cautious as the industry continues to search for signs that the economy is on its way to a durable recovery. “I think everyone’s guardedly optimistic,” Mike Aguiar, of Riverview Marine Services in Catskill, N.Y., said Friday on the show…more
Brown Industries Inc. and Sea Gyro Marine PTY recently named sales representatives. Brown Industries Inc., a manufacturer of trim-tab mounted underwater LED lights, chose US Marine Marketing to represent the company’s product line on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States. Based in Paterson, N.J., Brown makes easy-to-install self-contained, low-draw underwater LED lights…more
An item in Thursday’s Trade Only Today incorrectly said Donovan Marine added a distributor. Donovan Marine will distribute OMC SysteMatched parts and accessories, such as proprietary gear sets, lower units, oil and other related products, through an exclusive territory agreement, the company announced. Click here for the full release.
The majority of marine distributors have seen an increase in the total sales volume of marine accessories this year, and most expect that trend to continue in 2011, according to the National Marine Distributors Association’s recent state-of-the-industry survey. Fifty-five percent of those who responded said the total sales volume of marine accessories was up this…more
Crook & Crook Fishing, Electronics and Marine Supplies recently released its new catalog featuring more than 550 new products. “This catalog really says what Crook & Crook represents. We are more than just a tackle store,” owner KC Crook said in a statement. “We are proud to show the breadth and quality of the products…more
Fishunt Essentials LLC will represent the products of Sentry Solutions, a manufacturer of dry lubrication in military, law enforcement, firearms and outdoor sporting markets, in Southeast and Midwest states. Fishunt is a manufacturer’s representative group that markets, promotes, and sells products to dealers, distributors, and chain stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North…more
Indiana Marine Products recently signed a supply agreement with Marsh Electronics. Marsh Electronics, a supplier of electro-mechanical products, has developed a vendor-managed program on electrical components in the IMP facility in Angola, Ind. “IMP is aggressively building the most effective and efficient supply chain and logistics system in the industry,” IMP CEO Mike Peters said…more
BoaterSupply.com announced it is entering the global online world of marine electronics. “We plan to carry the largest selection of fishfinders, chart plotters, GPS systems, boating supplies and marine electronics online, while providing our customers with top-of-the-line customer service that most online retailers seem to lack,” Devin Gilliland of BoaterSupply.com said in a statement. Gilliland…more