NMMA raises concerns over Trump budget

President Trump’s Budget Blueprint released this week calls for cuts to several department that have “a significant impact on the recreational boating industry,” the National Marine Manufacturers Association said in an analysis released Friday. The budget, if enacted, would have a 10 percent increase in defense spending ($ 603 billion), with a 10 percent decrease in …
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NMMA: Sign up now for best location in the U.S.A. Pavilion at METS 2017

NMMA is again offering the opportunity for U.S. manufacturers to exhibit at METS with cost effective turnkey exhibition packages and prime space location as part of the U.S.A. Pavilion. “The NMMA staff are excellent at providing the best support that I’ve ever had at a trade show,” stated first time exhibitor and NMMA member Ted …
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NMMA honors Dometic president with 2017 Alan J. Freedman Award

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced it will honor Frank Marciano, president, Dometic Americas, with the 2017 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation. The award will be presented during Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show’s Innovation …
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2017 NMMA Canada Hall Of Fame opens call for nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada Hall of Fame. Inductees in the NMMA Canada Hall of Fame include those who have, or those who continue to, generate substantial and lasting contributions toward the advancement of the marine industry. The due date for nominations is October 15. The …
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NMMA applauds bill to preserve state fisheries management authority

The “Preserving Public Access to Public Waters Act,” S. 2807, will safeguard the role of state fisheries management agencies and help prevent unwarranted fishing closures, NMMA said Tuesday. The bill was introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It is similar to legislation that passed the U.S. House as part of the …
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NMMA Engineering Compliance and CE Seminars open for registration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Registration is now open for the annual NMMA Engineering Compliance and CE Seminars. The Compliance Seminar runs November 30 to December 2and the CE Seminar immediately follows on December 2–3. Both seminars will be held at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. This year’s seminars feature expanded agendas, including new […]
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Two recreational boating industry leaders inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The recreational boating industry will recognize two leaders this year with the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s highest honor when inducted into the NMMA Hall of Fame. Bob Long, CEO and owner of JRL Ventures, Inc. and Marine Concepts, and Dusty McCoy, chairman and CEO of Brunswick Corporation, will be recognized for their career achievements and […]
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NMMA opposes recently announced RFS mandates

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the EPA released the proposed annual Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates covering 2014, 2015 and 2016 just ahead of the court-ordered June 1 deadline. The corn ethanol volumes within the proposal call for 13.25 billion gallons in 2014, 13.4 billion gallons 2015 and 14 billion gallons in 2016. The proposal is […]
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EZ Loader hosts NMMA ‘Member Connect’ event

Arkansas trailer manufacturer EZ Loader Boat Trailers and the National Marine Manufacturers Association hosted a “Member Connect Lunch” for the marine industry this week to discuss industry issues. “This was a chance for our local marine dealers and manufacturers to meet with NMMA president Thom Dammrich here in the Ozarks, along with Robert Newsome, NMMA’s […]
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