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Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from Mito Corp. and Mermaid Marine Products.

Mito Corp., a supplier of RV OEM, specialty vehicle and bus aftermarket electronics in Elkhart, Ind., since 1974, is now the national distributor of marine products for Clarion Corp. of America.

Mito director of OEM sales Ora Freeman says the arrangement should add three to five jobs to the Elkhart office in the next six months and as many as 10 in the next two years, according to the South Bend (Ind.) Tribune.

Clarion makes 12-volt electronics such as stereo speakers and amplifiers for marine and automotive markets.

"Mito has been doing business with Clarion for six or seven years on the RV mobile audio side," Freeman told the newspaper. "Now we're authorized to supply all boatbuilders in the United States."

Mito started by serving the van conversion industry and expanded into RVs with audio and video mobile products, then school buses.

"For over 25 years, Mito has supplied most of the school bus manufacturers in the country with their radio systems, PAs and speakers," Freeman told the paper. "We have a pretty high share of that business."

Mito is the authorized distributor for VIZIO, Alpine, Dual, Panasonic and Gentex Auto-Dimming Rearview mirrors and its own line of Perimeter View cameras and monitors.

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Mermaid Marine Products is distributing the Blackfin Skeg and Blackfin Blade Saver, made by Regarding The Outdoors.

Mermaid Marine is based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and supplies marine products to boatbuilders, boatyards and dealers throughout eastern Canada.

Designed to protect lower units from damage and enhance the performance of most marine engines, the Blackfin Skeg gets a boat on plane faster and holds it on plane longer at lower speeds.

The Blackfin Blade Saver is specially designed to protect propellers on outboard motors less than 70 hp from damage.

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