Quick Hits: May 22, 2020

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The National Marine Electronics Association has moved its late September NMEA Conference and Expo to the virtual space. “Safety of our members and getting their businesses back on track is our number one priority as we look into the summer and fall,” said NMEA’s president and executive director Mark Reedenauer in a statement. The virtual event will be held September 22-24 and its focus will shift to training and education; organizers expect to have a completed lineup with details on their website by mid-July. 

MarineMax has expanded financial capacity by amending its $440 million credit facility, adding liquidity and extending its term. The company gave a positive business update on spring sales as well. “With approaching warmer weather, it is nice to see the strong interest and positive sales activity that we experienced in April continue, which is a testimony to the demand for the boating lifestyle,” said CFO Mike McLamb in a statement.

Engine room ventilation outfit Delta “T” Systems have made a few additions to their Riviera Beach, Fla. facility. To complement the company’s recent acquisition of a large-format 3-D printer, Lucas Doranth has been hired as mechanical engineer. "We're pleased Lucas joined our team," said Delta “T” Systems president Lynn Oien in a statement, “As we expand our product and service offerings for a wide range of industries, he's the ideal person to lead up our 3-D design initiative." 


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.