IBEX 2011: VIDEO: Interview with NMMA president Thom Dammrich

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Soundings Trade Only editor-in-chief William Sisson spoke Monday with NMMA president Thom Dammrich about his expectations for the show and the industry.

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Foot traffic was slow on the first day, but Dammrich says the National Marine Manufacturers Association expects a busier day today and that the trade group has a 10-year commitment to Louisville as the site of the show.

Dammrich also talks about what he sees as pent-up demand for boats and how that could bode well for the industry in the near future, although sagging consumer confidence could continue to limit sales growth.


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