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Brooks Marine Group becomes MRAA Premier Partner

Thursday, November 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matt Gruhn
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Minneapolis — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that Brooks Marine Group has joined MRAA as a Premier Partner Member, in what will be a multi-tiered relationship that will create several benefits for MRAA members.


Nationally recognized as a top management recruiting firm dedicated to serving the marine industry, Brooks Marine Group shares with MRAA a desire to bolster the industry’s workforce. The relationship has been designed to foster new tools, resources and opportunities for marine dealers.


We're excited to partner with the MRAA to help address the workforce challenge that exists across the marine industry,” says Neal Harrell, President of Brooks Marine Group. “Our organization has a deep appreciation of how difficult it has become to find, attract, train and keep a great trades workforce."


In addition to its financial support of the MRAA, Brooks Marine Group president Neal Harrell will assist and advise MRAA on the creation of a guide to successful employee on-boarding.


“Our members come to us regularly for assistance with acclimating employees to working within their dealerships,” explains MRAA President Matt Gruhn. “This relationship with Brooks Marine Group gives us direct access to expert insight on solutions that can help our members help their employees make a successful transition into their workforce.”


MRAA and Brooks Marine Group are closely aligned in their workforce endeavors. Brooks Marine Group offers recruting services and a jobs board, and MRAA has worked extensively to develop a Career Center with numerous tools and resources for dealers to use. Harrell is also lending his expertise to deliver relevant content to be included in MRAA’s Pre-Conference Workshop called “Training: A Simple Path to Continuous Improvement,” to be held at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, on Dec. 6, 2016 at 8:15 a.m.


"We believe this is just the beginning of a relationship that will prove to be greatly beneficial for the marine industry,” Gruhn says.


About MRAA

At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas, we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, please visit or call 763-315-8043.


About Brooks Marine Group

Brooks Marine Group is nationally recognized as the leading recruiting firm specializing in placing talent across the recreational marine industry. BMG's clients include recreational boat builders, yacht builders, boatyards, marinas, boat dealerships, yacht brokerage agencies and marine industry suppliers. The firm also assists recreational marine companies in 'trades' workforce initiatives to include training & development, internships, apprenticeships, workforce assessments, on-boarding, employee retention and the establishment of career ladders. Based in Newport, RI, Brooks Marine Group searches are conducted nationwide for talent in marine industry disciplines such as design & engineering, manufacturing management, sales & marketing, operations management, QA, service management, project management, human resources, purchasing and finance. 

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