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NMDA hands out distributor awards

Sea-Dog Line and ProMariner were named the 2011 National Marine Distributors Association's Suppliers of the Year.

The awards were announced this week at the group’s annual Sales, Training, Education & Purchasing Conference in Rosemont, Ill.

Sea-Dog Line won for the seventh consecutive year in the platinum category. The Everett, Wash.-based company is a supplier of more than 5,500 marine dock, deck and rigging hardware items, and 12-volt electrical lighting and ventilation accessories.

Runners-up in this category were Blue Sea Systems and Tie Down Engineering.

Pro-Mariner is a first-time winner in the gold category. The Portsmouth, N.H.-based company provides marine products such as battery chargers, inverters and corrosion control products.

Runners-up in this category were IMMI/Boat Buckle and Gold Eagle Co.

Special focus awards were presented to Blue Sea Systems for best all-around packaging and supply chain efficiency; Sea-Dog Line won for marketing philosophy.

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