Quick Hits: August 25, 2020

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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.” 


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.