Julie Balzano, senior export development director for the National Marine Manufacturers Association, says she was at the right place at the right time to land the job she now holds.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers in the United States and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced Manufacturing Day on Oct. 6, an event meant to bring together industry leaders in a coordinated effort to address a variety of issues they all face.
Interior secretary Ryan Zinke announced an advisory committee to expand recreational opportunities on public lands.
The NMMA said the seventh section of its 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract — Industry Sales by Category and State 2004-2016 — is available.
Boating industry leaders held briefings last week on Capitol Hill in conjunction with the Congressional Boating Caucus.
New powerboat registrations in May were up 5.8 percent year over year for a rolling 12-month period.
The NMMA said it provided comments to the Coast Guard supporting the interim rule to update the table of outboard engine weights used to calculate safe loading capacities and required amounts of flotation material.
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill last week that seeks to strengthen the U.S. economy by making quality technical education available.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Commercial Service are leading a fact-finding mission to Portugal and Spain to learn about the growing boating market in the Iberian Peninsula.
The National Marine Manufacturers Association added 27 new members.