Westwinn Group and Premier Marine schedule dealer meetings


Westwinn Group Corp., the Vernon, B.C. builders of Harbercraft, Jetcraft and Kingfisher aluminum boats, is hosting its annual dealer conference Sept. 1-2 at its new WestWinn Center of Excellence manufacturing facility in Vernon.

The official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will precede the 2010 model showcase featuring eight new models and more than 50 upgrades to its current 30-model lineup.

"Product development has been hard at work designing and fabricating more new exciting products driven by dealer input to ensure we grow our position as the No. 1 all-welded aluminum boatbuilder in Canada," said Byron Bolton, president and CEO, in a statement.

For this year's conference theme "Under One Roof - On Solid Ground," the focus is not solely on WestWinn's commitment to manufacturing excellence with its new 53,000-square-foot facility, it also concentrates on inventory management tools and financing alternatives that leverage WestWinn's solid financial position.

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Premier Marine is holding its 2010 model year showing Aug. 16-20 at its main production facility in Wyoming, Minn.

The open house will give dealers access to the newest pontoon model upgrades and features, as well as hands-on training from Premier sales and management personnel.

"We're meeting challenging economic conditions with an unwavering focus on the innovation that has always been our hallmark," company founder and president Bob Menne said in a statement.

The event marks the company's 18th consecutive dealer meeting. Premier will be ready to ship 2010 models immediately upon conclusion of the meeting.

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