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.” 


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Besenzoni Introduces Electric-Powered Gangways

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Quick Hits: November 30, 2020

Newmar celebrates 50 years; Pebble Mine permit denied by Army Corps; and several yacht builders will feature Raymarine.

NTSB Calls for Safety Changes After Dive Boat Fire Killed 34

Recommendations included interconnected smoke detectors and alternative escape paths.

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Strong demand continued through September.

2020: A Timeline

Changes ahead, changes behind: A long, strange year.