2015 Recreational Boating Statistics

2015 Recreational Boating Statistics

The U.S. Coast Guard recently released its 2015 Recreational Boating Statistics report. Here is a summary of the findings: In 2015, the Coast Guard counted 4,158 accidents that involved 626 deaths, 2,613 injuries and approximately $42 million dollars of damage to...
Does your state require a boat mirror when pulling a skier?

Does your state require a boat mirror when pulling a skier?

When it comes to boating safety in the United States, boaters are required to observe Federal Laws, Federal Regulations, Coast Guard Directives and State Boating Laws. It’s no wonder there is some confusion regarding the requirement of mirrors on boats. The simple...
Protomet announces $30 million expansion

Protomet announces $30 million expansion

OAK RIDGE, TENN. – Feb. 2, 2016 – Protomet Corporation, an Oak Ridge-based engineering, manufacturing and technology company, announced today that it plans to expand its operations with an additional 100,000 square-foot facility and 200 new jobs over the next five...
IBEX 2015 Takeaways

IBEX 2015 Takeaways

Here are my 2 IBEX 2015 Takeaways… It’s a Small World It is fascinating to see how a relatively small team of dreamers, thinkers, engineers, etc… can bring ideas to fruition that will be constructed and sold literally around the world.  While the marine industry, by...