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Boston Whaler is finalist for Florida manufacturing award

Boston Whaler was selected as a finalist for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.

Boston Whaler was selected as a finalist for the Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards.

Whaler is among 28 companies in the running for the award. The list also includes Johnson & Johnson Vision in Jacksonville and Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control in Ocala.

The finalists were announced May 10 by the Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes.

"It's an honor to be named a finalist for this award, and we're grateful to receive the recognition," Boston Whaler president Nick Stickler said in a statement. "I would like to extend my appreciation to every member of our talented team. Their dedication, ingenuity and hard work, day in and day out, are what make the success of our company possible. Boston Whaler is able to manufacture the finest-quality boats on the water because we have the finest marine team in the world."

The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes collaborated on the statewide awards program to recognize the state's high-performing manufacturers.

Companies were judged on six criteria: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement, analysis and knowledge management, workforce and operations.

Florida Sterling-trained examiners and representatives knowledgeable about manufacturing contributed their time and expertise to evaluate the nominations, including site visits and management interviews for the semifinalists.

FloridaMakes will feature Boston Whaler and the other finalists in upcoming plant tours, webinars and events to help share best practices that can benefit Florida’s manufacturing sector.

Award winners, chosen from the finalists, will be announced Friday during the 2017 Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet in Orlando.



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