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.

House subcommittee plans marine industry discussion

A U.S. House subcommittee hearing titled “Sinking the Marine Industry: How Regulations are Affecting Today’s Maritime Businesses,” will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations of the House Committee on Small Business will address federal policy and regulatory impediments for…more

NMMA West born from trade group merger

The National Marine Manufacturers Association outlined its merger with the Southern California Marine Association, including taking over production of SCMA boat shows. With the integration, which received a 94 percent approval from SCMA voters, SCMA and its members will be a part of the NMMA under the newly formed NMMA West, according to a statement.…more

Review lays groundwork for sea-level impact projects

National Marine Manufacturers Association members in pilot locations might see the first steps toward economic and environmental infrastructure changes that aim to address the impact of rising sea levels. A review by the National Research Council, requested by state and federal agencies, will be used to ensure that California is safeguarding its citizens, strengthening its…more

NMMA webinar today on Colombia free-trade agreement

Build it here, sell it in Colombia. The NMMA is holding a webinar today to help members take advantage of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, which was enacted in May. The webinar will occur at 4:30 p.m. EDT, according the NMMA. The webinar will cover information, contacts and support resources for builders that sell outside…more

NMMA members asked to complete accounting survey

The National Association of Manufacturers is working with two Loyola University accounting professors to conduct a survey of privately held companies that use LIFO, a textbook accounting method used to determine book income and tax liability. LIFO (Last-In First-Out) refers to the assumption that a business makes in establishing the value of its inventories. The…more

NMMA plans events at both political conventions

As part of its push to highlight for Congress the economic impact of recreational boating on local economies, the National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting events during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. The NMMA will be hosting informational and educational events that include boating excursions, product demos and booth displays. There will be several…more

NMMA seeks member support for ocean treaty

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is asking its members to urge Congress to support ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty. The Law of Sea Convention was ratified by 160 countries, but not the United States, NMMA legislative director Jim Currie said in a letter to members on Thursday. Currie pointed out that the…more

NMMA Canada leads industry forum in Ottawa

Members of the National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada from across all sectors of the Canadian recreational boating industry gathered Wednesday on Parliament Hill in Ottawa for the inaugural Recreational Boating Day on the Hill. The group was there to advocate on behalf of the industry’s more than 100,000 Canadian marine industry workers and Canada’s 10…more

Marine companies sign up for export program

The marine industry is already taking advantage of an agreement with the federal government that will provide help to ramp up exports. A memorandum of understanding between the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the Commerce Department’s U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service was signed April 25 at the American Boating Congress, according to NMMA legislative director…more

NMMA: No need for random OSHA inspections

The National Marine Manufacturers Association has a different take on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s assertion that random inspections save jobs. “The NMMA supports a voluntary compliance program where the OSHA agency works closely with companies through education and not through enforcement penalties and by giving time to come into compliance,” NMMA director of…more

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