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Mercury Marine breaks ground on a major expansion to its propeller facility

May 3, 2019 – Fond du Lac, Wisc. – Mercury Marine has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury’s propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion, which was officially announced during an event today, will be at Mercury’s global headquarters in … Continue reading Mercury Marine breaks ground on a major expansion to its propeller facility

NMPA Add Rebate Program to Membership Benefits

February 11, 2019 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – NMPA today announced it had inked a deal with RS Hughes to offer current members in good standing a rebate on purchases of products from the national distributor of industrial supplies. Members of the association will earn a 1% rebate on products and other consumables purchased and … Continue reading NMPA Add Rebate Program to Membership Benefits

The World, The Propeller Industry & NMPA Loses Board Member Scott Baumann

NMPA is sad to share the news that Board Member Scott Baumann of Baumann Marine in Houston, Texas passed away on Monday, December 3rd. A Celebration of Life and funeral services were held today December 7th in Texas. Members from his NMPA family including president Stew Foster and retired Board Member Gary Linden attended the … Continue reading The World, The Propeller Industry & NMPA Loses Board Member Scott Baumann

NMPA Annual Elections Bring New Board Leadership

Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 12, 2018 – The National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA), a not-for-profit trade association working to promote high standards of professionalism and service in the boat propeller repair and sales industry, is pleased to announce its 2018 -2019 Board of Directors who will lead the group in the coming year. Newly elected … Continue reading NMPA Annual Elections Bring New Board Leadership

Frederick William F. “Bill” Rundquist Obituary

Note: Bill Rundquist was one of the founding members of the NMPA. As we offer our sincere condolences to his family and all those who loved and respected him, we also thank him for his contributions to NMPA and our association since its founding in 1992. Rundquist, Frederick William Bill F. William Bill Rundquist passed … Continue reading Frederick William F. “Bill” Rundquist Obituary

National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA) 2017 Convention in Las Vegas A Success for Propeller Repair Industry

Fort Lauderdale, FL – November 12, 2017 –The National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA) wrapped up its 2017 Annual Convention on Saturday November 11th in Las Vegas with a challenge to members to address general and technological global trends by breaking free of conventional ways of thinking; announcements on NMPA Certification Continuing Education requirements and two … Continue reading National Marine Propeller Association (NMPA) 2017 Convention in Las Vegas A Success for Propeller Repair Industry

The Free Trade Question

By Bill Yeargin  Between working as CEO of a company in the boating industry with global distribution (70 countries) and serving, until recently, as co-chair of the Manufacturing Council’s Trade, Tax Policy and Export Growth Committee (a group of business leaders who advise the U.S. Secretary of Commerce), I have spent a fair bit of … Continue reading The Free Trade Question

NMPA’s Design, Build & Race Your Own Propeller Program – A Continued Success

For the third consecutive year, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller provided NMPA’s Design, Build & Race Your Own Propeller Program to Ft. Lauderdale High-School students. With sponsorship from the Marine Industry Cares Foundation, students from South Broward, Dillard and Stranahan High Schools attend the Marine Industry Immersion Summer Camp.  The two-week program introduces students to opportunities … Continue reading NMPA’s Design, Build & Race Your Own Propeller Program – A Continued Success

Improving Propeller Efficiency

By Capt. Vincent Daniello Years after the space race, propeller design remained a sea-trial-and-error endeavor: haul, tweak the props, relaunch, sea-trial, repeat. Finally, the U.S. Navy paid the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to predict propeller performance using a computer. The resulting 3-D computer models let Navy experts alter and analyze blade skew, rake, chord length … Continue reading Improving Propeller Efficiency