Manufacturing Capabilities

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Mercury Marine Celebrates 80th Anniversary in 2019

Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry.On January 22, 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, the business that emerged from those modest beginnings, Mercury Marine, is a company with 7,000 global employees that is heralded as the world’s leading manufacturer of marine propulsion systems…

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Golden Boat Lifts Expands Manufacturing Space

Golden Boat Lifts said it has expanded its manufacturing space by 7,000 sq. ft. on a recently purchased 1.15 acre parcel adjacent to its current 40,000 sq. ft. facility. The company retains its address and ISO accreditation.The move was spurred by Golden Boat Lifts' growing product line, especially its recently introduced Tornado Lift for which demand has been swelling. The freestanding hydraulic lift marks the company's entry into the inland market and a freshly bolstered customer base."The new space provides the room to streamline and increase our manufacturing capabilities…

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Better Way Products Expands Custom Capabilities

Known in the marine sector for its dock boxes, Better Way Products is a provider of OEM fiberglass parts. From its founding 30 years ago, it has grown to become one of the largest composite manufacturers in the U.S. This accomplishment is due in great part to its continual investment in new technologies. The company routinely builds intricate, multi-piece molds that maximize design intent. Recent examples of its capabilities can be found on Smoker Craft, Manitou and Avalon boats.

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Fairline Yachts Announces Production Expansion

British luxury boat manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, has announced it is set to expand its manufacturing capabilities by adding a new 17,000 square foot production facility at Oundle Marina - the boatyard’s original location when it was launched 50 years ago. Fairline’s year of Golden Moments has started successfully across the globe, with the brand reporting strong sales at boat shows in the UK, Europe and the United States. As a result, Fairline is expanding its production capabilities to accommodate the increase in demand.

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Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Mercury Marine is adding a 53,000 square foot manufacturing capacity expansion to its global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisc. The expansion will consist of 45,000 square feet of manufacturing capacity and an additional 8,000 square feet of office space. In addition, Mercury is investing in state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to better streamline the manufacturing process and meet the growing demands in the marketplace. The new space will be completed in January, 2017. “This is an exciting time for Mercury Marine,” said John Pfeifer, Mercury Marine president.

Boston Whaler Reveals 420 Outrage, Its Largest Vessel Ever

During the 2014 Cannes International Boat Show, which opened September 9, representatives from Boston Whaler introduced the all-new 420 Outrage, a boat with incredible comfort, capability and cutting-edge features. “The 420 Outrage is the largest Boston Whaler ever produced,” said Jeff Vaughn, vice president of sales, marketing and customer service. “ It all began by asking, ‘How can we push beyond the limits of what’s possible in a center console boat?’ We’ve found our answer in the 420 Outrage .

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Boston Whaler Expands

Boston Whaler has formally announced a major facilities expansion project underway at its headquarters in Edgewater, Fla. With an under-roof addition of more than 58,000 total square feet, the expansion will serve to significantly increase Whaler’s manufacturing capabilities and expand capacity at a time when the company is enjoying strong growth. The project also will result in the addition of at least 46 full-time jobs. “This expansion gives us the capability to continue to grow our portfolio,” said Boston Whaler President Huw Bower.

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CJR Propulsion Acquires Oval Stainless

CJR Propulsion announced the completion of an agreement to purchase all commercial assets and intellectual property from leading stainless steel fabricator, Oval Stainless. In addition, the agreement includes the transfer of all current employees – helping to secure the continued employment of Oval's existing, highly-skilled team. The acquired assets and retained staff will form part of the newly established CJR Fabrication, bolstering the Hampshire based business' current product line-up…