Givens Marine Survival honored in D.C.

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Givens Marine Survival Co. Inc., based in Tiverton, R.I., was recognized recently at a NASA Technology Spinoff Day at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Engineers at Johnson Space Center in Houston originally developed the self-righting "igloo-shaped" raft design to prevent life rafts holding astronauts from capsizing from the downdraft of helicopters. Now manufactured by Givens, the rafts are credited with saving the lives of 450 sailors.

Click here for the full release.

Related

NMMA Confirms Industry Growth

NMMA president Frank Hugelmeyer said the boating business grew 12 percent last year during yesterday’s virtual State of the Boating Industry address.

Newport Show Dates Announced

Organizers are planning for an in-person Golden Anniversary edition of the show Sept. 16-19.

Quick Hits: March 5, 2021

The National Association of Manufacturers names Brunswick Corp. CFO Ryan Gwillim to its Board of Directors.

Caught Red-Handed

Two commercial fishermen were jailed for possessing an illegal haul that included 100 undersized lobster tails, which is a felony. Also, fisheries management gets new funding.

Bennington Expands Operations

The pontoon builder plans to add jobs at its new facility in Elkhart County, Ind., and increase manufacturing output.

KVH Industries Names CFO

Longtime telecom financial executive Roger A. Kuebel assumes the position that COO Brent Bruun had held in an interim capacity.