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How Is Your Company Innovating?


Soundings Trade Only is accepting applications for its annual Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards.

Rather than focusing on individuals or products, the awards acknowledge companies that advance operations and the marine industry through innovation. The awards are open to any company that supplies or services the marine industry.

“Innovation extends beyond product development. These awards honor the decisions, improvements and redirections across a range of initiatives that transform a company’s business and positively impact the marine industry, pushing it forward,” Soundings Trade Only publisher Michele Goldsmith said in a statement.

The awards panel will review a range of initiatives that include the use of innovative materials, new manufacturing processes, supply-chain management, sustainability, workforce solutions, business development, technology and more. The judges will include editors from Soundings Trade Only and the Active Interest Media Marine Group, as well as other industry stakeholders. (Soundings Trade Only is part of the AIM Marine Group.)

“We expect submissions to focus on the incredible lengths, remarkable depth and dedication that companies go through when bringing new products to market or implementing game-changing, companywide initiatives,” said Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief Jeff Moser. “We also want to hear about the journey that took you there. Tell us how innovation is driving your business forward.”

The awards program focuses on the period from Aug. 15, 2020, through Aug. 14, 2021. Applications can be submitted here until Aug. 15.

For more information, contact Michele Goldsmith at or (847) 373-0385.


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