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A boater’s paradise -- five top ports

by Switlik on 10. Jul, 2017 in Marine

The Travel Channel has come up with five top boating destinations for the cruising crowd that the website says is sure to “reduce stress and improve quality of life.” We would have to agree with the choices, having visited four out of the five locations.

Made in America

by Danielle Connelly on 04. Jul, 2017 in Aviation

American manufacturing has been on the decline since the 1970’s and in 2010, China took over as the world’s largest manufacturer. It’s great to see the recent push to bring outsourced production back to the US but for us, that’s something our company has grown up with. As a company that started in 1920, we have never strayed from the tradition of American made.

Safe boating tips for a fun Fourth on the water

by Switlik on 30. Jun, 2017 in Marine, Life Rafts, safety

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is urging all boaters to use extra caution while boating during the upcoming July 4th holiday.

Trenton Makes the World Takes

by Danielle Connelly on 16. Jun, 2017 in Aviation

The proud saying “Trenton Makes the World Takes”, coined in 1911, summarized Trenton’s manufacturing virtues in a phrase. At the time, and through the 1960s, Trenton was an industrial powerhouse, famous for iron, steel, rubber and pottery. The unique position between New York and Philadelphia allowed for easy transport of finished goods, Trenton was home to Trenton Iron Co., John A. Roebling’s Sons Co., and Trenton Rubber Co.; delivering iron materials for the Capitol Building and Treasury Building, and wire rope for the Brooklyn Bridge, George Washington Bridge, and Golden Gate Bridge. Tire production soared during World War I, leading Trenton to become known as the nation’s tire capital for a short while. This manufacturing heyday led rise to new companies opening in Trenton and attracted European immigrant workers, all which continued to expand the industrial hub.

Decoding Operation Titanic

by Danielle Connelly on 06. Jun, 2017

In the days leading up to D-Day, Allied forces performed a series of operations to confuse Axis command and divert attention from the eventual landing at Normandy. Operation Bodyguard, consisting of smaller strategic campaigns, goal was to lead the Germans to believe the invasion of Europe would be later in various locations, with the primary locations being Pas de Calais and Norway.

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