Quick Hits: May 4, 2020

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Ferretti Group resumed production at its Italian yards Friday after establishing new covid-19 safety protocols and successful negotiations with trade union representatives at facilities in Ancona, Mondolfo, Cattolica, Forlì, La Spezia and Sarnico. “Today is a good day for us to reopen our shipyards and reopen them safely, thanks to the commitment of many who care about Ferretti Group’s people,” CEO Alberto Galassi said in a statement.

Mantus Marine is converting snorkel masks into ventilator masks, as well as designing and producing acrylic intubation shields. Mantus founder Greg Kutsen is an emergency-room doctor who witnessed the shortage of protective personal equipment, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The Texas company purchased more than 1.5 million surgical masks, 100,000 KN95 masks and 70,000 face shields to supply local hospitals.


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.

Quick Hits: March 4, 2021

Today at 4pm: Intrepid Powerboats celebrates president Ken Clinton’s 30th anniversary with a Facebook Live Q&A.

Sustainability at Navico

The electronics giant recently shifted to 100 percent recyclable packaging and appointed its first chief sustainability officer.

Soundings Trade Only hosts ‘Pitch the Pros’

The one-hour virtual sessions this week featured 18 companies that introduced products and technologies to more than 530 attendees.