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Quick Hits: August 25, 2020

Brunswick Corp. was honored on Forbes magazine’s Best-In-State employers for both Wisconsin and Minnesota. The full list is available on the Forbes website; companies chosen have a prerequisite to have more than 500 employees to be considered. “Our facilities in both Wisconsin and Minnesota continue to be honored for their commitment to best-in-class safety, sustainability and employee engagement practices and this award is a testament to the hard work of our of our employees in both of those states,” said Brenna Preisser, Brunswick Corp. business acceleration president & CHRO in a statement. “We continue to create a work environment that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion and this award highlights the level of satisfaction that our employees and customers feel in some of our largest manufacturing facilities.”

Siren Marine will now have European distribution through U.K-based Argo Yachting Ltd., which has facilities in Southampton, London, and Plymouth, as well as in Marbella and Mallorca, both in Spain, and Germany. Argo is also a sister company to Princess Yachts, an established OEM partner with Siren. “We don’t know of any yacht owners who wouldn’t want 24-hour access to their boat systems and controls, from the palm of their hand,” said Argo Yachting business development manager Richard Clarke in a statement. “Siren Marine is a perfect fit for Argo Yachting, an experienced and trusted company with a loyal customer base.” 


Battle on the Great Lakes Rages On

The Icebreaker Wind Turbine Development faces strong headwinds from boating and fishing groups.

Limestone Boat Co. Expands Dealer Network

The company adds four new dealers to its roster, with three to represent Aquasport Boats.

NMEA Announces ‘22 Training Course Schedule

For next year, marine training courses will be offered as virtual and in-person sessions for basic marine electronics installers, and in-person only for advanced installers.

GM Invests $150M in Electric Boat Start-Up

General Motors has acquired a 25-percent stake in Pure Watercraft, a Seattle-based e-propulsion outfit.

Patrick Acquires Marine and RV Seating Maker

The Elkhart, Ind.-based component manufacturer finalized its purchase of Williamsburg Marine and Williamsburg Furniture.

Dealers: Tell Us Your 2022 Retail Outlook

Our monthly Pulse Report survey asks dealers for their outlooks on 2022 retail sales.