Skip to main content

Correct Craft CEO promotes Manufacturing Day to industry

Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin is making an appeal to boat manufacturers to participate in Manufacturing Day.

Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin is making an appeal to boat manufacturers to participate in Manufacturing Day, which is set for Oct. 7.

The nationwide event is to promote awareness of U.S. manufacturing. It also offers an opportunity to educate potential employees, community members and local legislative leaders about opportunities in the boating industry.

“One of the biggest issues facing U.S. companies is the upcoming shortage of workers resulting from a growing economy and retiring baby boomers. Some estimate that the U.S. will experience a worker shortage of several million people by 2025. This will be a significant problem for the boating industry,” Yeargin wrote in the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s newsletter.

“Manufacturers are particularly impacted by this shortfall because of the reputation manufacturing has in the minds of many,” he said. “The truth is that manufacturing provides outstanding careers that pay well with good benefits in high-tech workplaces.”

“If we want to avoid a significant problem, we need to get the word out about the attractiveness of careers in manufacturing,” Yeargin said. “We need companies in the boating industry to join our Correct Craft companies in celebrating Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 7.”

Each year Correct Craft celebrates Manufacturing Day by bringing high school students to its facilities for a day of tours and information.

“The kids always leave excited about manufacturing and with a new career opportunity in mind,” Yeargin concluded. “I strongly encourage our industry to join us and host a Manufacturing Day event this year.”

Related

BOB-CONFERENCE

MMTA Sets Date for Conference

The educational Business of Boating Conference will be held in Foxboro, Mass., with in-person and remote attendance options.

AKZONOBEL

AkzoNobel Nominates Board Member

Ben Noteboom is expected to be elected chair to succeed the retiring Nils Andersen.

MARINE-MARKETERS

Neptune Awards Adds Category

“Boat Show Marketing” will recognize promotional efforts for shows, and entries will be accepted until Dec. 18.

WOMEN-SAILING

Sailing Convention for Women Returns

Postponed during Covid, the event will include on-water training, networking opportunities and workshops.

Norm

MBIA Names Board Members

The Michigan Boating Industries Association elected four new directors and named the officers who will serve next year. Also, the 2023 schedule for “Ladies Let’s Go Fishing!” is taking shape.

CL.YACHTS

CL Yachts Expands Dealer Network

The Hong Kong-based builder added retail locations in Australia, Dubai, Singapore and Macau.

LEGEND.BOAT.FIX

Legend Boats Partners With Boat Fix

The Canadian builder will offer the telematics system, which provides tracking, monitoring and 24-7 service, on new models starting next year.

MARINEMAX

MarineMax Establishes Technology Division

The company’s Boatyard and Boatzon units will operate under the new entity, New Wave Innovations.