April 26, 2017

Boat sales still up, but not as much

While the boating industry is reporting an upswing in sales year-over-year in March, the rate of growth is slowing down. According to a report in Boating Industry magazine on the latest Info-Link Bellwether report, Powerboat sales were up just north of 5 percent across all categories, down from a 7 percent increase the year before. The report stated the “sportfish segment was the strongest for the period, with sales up about 10 percent over the last year, on par with […]
April 26, 2017

Dear millennials, it’s time to consider a manufacturing career

We’ve all heard the reports on millennials dissatisfaction in the workplace: They want to feel like they have rewarding career, one where there’s room to grow and they are making a difference. One recent report suggests that the millennials are overlooking one career choice that offers everything they want and more: manufacturing. A recent article in Manufacturing Magazine said that even though manufacturing careers offer millennials flexible work schedules, well paying positions, lower schooling costs and the opportunity to be […]
March 13, 2017
Autobus Pop.Up

Flying cars are a thing?

The second installment of “Back to the Future” predicted there would be flying cars in 2015, looks like it was only a couple of years off. Earlier this month, Airbus unveiled its Pop.Up drone-car concept at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. The new flying car, co-designed with automotive engineers at Italian design company Italdesign, is easily transforms from a self-driving mini-car to a self-piloted urban air vehicle. But don’t get your wallet out yet, Airbus isn’t exactly rushing the […]
January 25, 2017
ER Wagner Marine Hinges and Latches

Boat sales expected to surge in 2017-18

While all eyes have been on the auto industry as of late, boating industry sales have been swelling. According to a release from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, annual U.S. sales of boats, marine products and services totaled $36 billion in 2015 and are expected to have climbed three percent in 2016 to $37 billion. “Recreational boating industry dollar sales are expected to rise between 10-11 percent from $8.4 billion in 2016,” the release said. “As one of the few […]
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