ShoreMaster Readies Fergus Falls Manufacturing Plant for 2nd Shift

FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA – Chris Winter, Director of Operations at ShoreMaster announced plans to expand ShoreMaster’s workforce with the creation of a second shift production team at it’s Fergus Falls manufacturing facility. ShoreMaster plans to have the second shift up and running by the middle of March with training for those new hires beginning as early as February 5th.

We have seen tremendous growth over the last few years through our best in class support of our dealers and customers. “We’ve been adding new robotic welding equipment, CNC machines, and saws to our operations as we’ve grown over the last couple of years, while also training our employees on safety and our version of continuous improvement. We think the timing is perfect to add a second shift this season” said Mr. Winter.

To help find employees interested, ShoreMaster has partnered with Doherty Staffing Solutions. With offices in Fergus Falls at 112 South Court Street, Doherty Staffing Solutions will be able to help ShoreMaster fill it’s new second shift positions by helping match the right candidates with ShoreMaster’s open positions.  For your convenience Doherty also has offices in Wahpeton, Alexandria, and Perham.  Their website is:  www.Doherty.jobs to apply.

Joyce Larson, HR Manager at ShoreMaster said “We’re known for our great work environment, our safety record, and our culture, but we also offer more benefits than people may realize. Employees that fit into our culture and gain employment here can take advantage of things like our 401K plan with company matching contributions, a bonus payout potential, some really great health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, and employee leadership development for people that are interested in turning their job into a career.  We are very focused on Promotion From Within – promoting our GREAT PEOPLE.”

Anyone interested in joining the ShoreMaster team for either the newly created second shift, or for any other first shift positions should reach out to Doherty Staffing solutions at 112 South Court Street, Fergus Falls, MN or call them at 218-531-2040 or stop in at the ShoreMaster front office for an application. Job candidates are also encouraged to check out ShoreMaster’s careers page at http://shoremaster.com/about-us/careers/ to download and read a copy of the ShoreMaster Way – A Guide For Leaders To Manage An Empowered Workforce In The Spirit of Continuous Improvement.

ShoreMaster 2nd Shift Positions Available at the time of this posting:

  • 2nd Shift Lead
  • CNC Operator
  • Up-Cut Saw Operator
  • Robotic Welder Operators
  • Bundler / Material Handler

ShoreMaster offers a great working environment, a strong safety culture, friendly atmosphere and a premium wage for the 2nd shift positions.

We welcome you to stop in at ShoreMaster or Doherty anytime for more information and to apply for a positon.

To learn more about ShoreMaster, LLC and it’s family of brands, visit http://www.shoremasterllc.com


The (2nd) Best Season of the Year – Boat Shows!

Winter Boat Show Season is upon us and ShoreMaster dealers all across the Unites States and Canada couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to get out and visit with all of our customers. It’s one of our favorite times of year – second only to when we actually get to be on the water in the Summer.

If you are in the market for a new dock and lift system – or just looking to forget about the cold and snow for a while – be sure to visit your local ShoreMaster dealer at one of the many upcoming shows. Below a list of the shows that ShoreMaster dealers will be attending (check back often for additions and updates)!

If you are unable to make it to a boat show you can always visit one of our dealers in their showroom just use our convenient dealer locator to find a dealer near you! To stay in touch like us of facebook!

January

Portland Boat Show | January 10th – January 14th, 2018 | Portland Expo Center | Learn more

Chicago Boat Show | January 10th – January 14th, 2018 | McCormick Place – South | Learn more

Minneapolis Boat Show | January 11th – January 14th, 2018 | Minneapolis Convention CenterLearn more

Denver Boat Show | January 12th – January 14th, 2018 | Colorado Convention Center | Learn more

Toronto International Boat Show | January 12th – January 21st, 2018 | Enercare Centre | Learn more

Cleveland (Mid-America) Boat Show | January 18th – January  21st, 2018 | I-X Center |Learn more

Atlanta Boat Show | January 18th – January 21st, 2018 | Georgia World Congress Center – Hall C | Learn more

Birmingham Boat Show | January 18th – January 21st, 2018 | Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center | Learn more

Nashville Boat Show | January 18th – January 21st, 2018 | Music City Center | Learn more

Milwaukee Boat Show | January 19th – January 21st & January 24th – January 28th, 2018 | Expo Center at State Fair Park | Learn more

Louisville Boat Show | January 24th – January 28th, 2018 | Kentucky Exposition Center | Learn more

Fargo Boat & Marine Products Show | January 26th – January 28th, 2018 | FargoDome | Learn more

Seattle Boat Show | January 26th – February 3rd, 2018 | CenturyLink Field, South Lake Union, and an all-new location at Bell Harbor Marina | Learn more

Spokane Boat Show | January 28th – February 4th, 2018 | Spokane County Fairgrounds | Learn more

February

Rochester Boat Show | February 1st – February 4th, 2018 | Riverside Convention Center | Learn more

Nebraska Boat, Sport & Travel Show | February 2nd – February 4th, 2018 | Lancaster Event Center | Learn more

Providence Boat Show | February 2nd – February 4th, 2018 | Rhode Island Convention Center | Learn more

Calgary Boat and Sportsmen’s Show | February 8th – February 11th, 2018 | BMO Centre, Stampede Park | Learn more

Halifax Boat Show | February 8th – February 11th, 2018 | Halifax Exhibition Centre | Learn more

St. Louis Boat Show | February 8th – February 11th, 2018 | America’s Center Convention Complex | Learn more

Hartford Boat Show | February 8th – February 11th, 2018 | Connecticut Convention Center | Learn more

Flathead Valley Boat Show | February 9th – February 11th, 2018 | Flathead County Fairgrounds – Trade Center Building | Learn more

New England Boat Show | February 10th – February 18th, 2018 | Massachusetts Convention Center Authority |  Learn more

Duluth Boat, Sports and Travel Show | February 14th – February 18th, 2018 | Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) | Learn more

Grand Rapids Boat Show | February 14th – February 18th, 2018 | DeVos Place | Learn more

Central New York (CNY) Winter Boat Show | February 15th – February 18th, 2018 | NYS Fairgrounds | Learn more

New Jersey Boat Sale & Expo | February 15th – February 18th, 2018 | NJ CONVENTION & EXPO CENTER | Learn more

Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show | February 16th – February 25th, 2018 | Indiana State Fairgrounds | Learn more

Central Wisconsin Sports Show | February 16th – February 18th, 2018 | Central Wisconsin Convention + Expo Center | Learn more

Detroit Boat Show | February 17th – February 25th, 2018 | Cobo Center | Learn more

Grand Forks Men’s Show | February 23rd – February 25th, 2018 | Alerus Center  | Learn more

Madison Fishing Show | February 23rd – February 25th, 2018 | Alliant Energy Center Expo Hall | Learn more

Omaha Boat Sports and Travel Show | February 23rd – February 26th, 2018 | CenturyLink Center | Learn more

Oshkosh Boat Show | February 23rd – February 25th, 2018 | EAA Grounds | Learn more

Eau Claire Home & Garden Show | February 23rd – February 25th, 2018 | Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center | Learn more

Hot Springs Boat Tackle & RV Show | February 24th – February 26th, 2018 | Hot Springs Convention Center | Learn more

Atlantic City Boat Show | February 28th – March 4th, 2018 | Atlantic City Convention Center | Learn more

March

Fargo Sportsmen’s Boat, Camping and Vacation Show | March 1st – March 4th, 2018 | FargoDome | Learn more

Mid-Canada Boat Show | March 1st – March 4th, 2018 | RBC Convention Centre | Learn more

The Portland Boat Show | March 1-4, 2018 Portland Sports Complex Portland Maine March 1-4, 2018 | Learn more

Saskatoon Sport & Leisure Show. | March 2nd – March 4th, 2018 | Prairieland Park | Learn more

Great Upstate Boat Show | March 8th – March 11th, 2018 | Adirondack Sports Complex | Learn more

Knoxville Boat Show | March 8th – March 11th, 2018 | Knoxville Convention Center | Learn more

Lakes Area Home & Cabin Show | March 9th – March 10th, 2018 | Perham Area Community Center |Learn More

Augusta Boat Show | March 9-11, 2018 | Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine  March 9-11, 2018 | Learn more

Vermont State Boat & Marine Show | March 9th – March 11th, 2018 | Champlain Valley Expo | Learn more

National Capital Boat Show | March 9th – March 11th, 2018 | Dulles Expo Center | Learn more

Minot Boat Show | March 10th – March 12th, 2018 | North Dakota State Fair Center | Learn more

Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show | March 15th – March 18th, 2018 | The Edmonton Expo Centre | Learn more

Bangor Boat Show | March 16-18, 2018 | The Cross Insurance Center, Bangor Maine  | Learn more

Novi Boat Show | March 15th – March 18th, 2018 | Suburban Collection Showplace | Learn more

Eastern Maine Sportmen’s Show March 16-18, 2018 | University of Maine Field House, Orono Maine | Learn more

Worcester Boat Show | March 16th – March 18th, 2018 | DCU Convention Center | Learn more

Northeast Campground Association | March 16th – March 18th, 2018 | Radisson Nashua Hotel | Learn more

Wisconsin Sports Show (Eau Claire) | March 16th – March 18th, 2018 | Chippewa Valley Expo Center | Learn more

Northwest Sportshow – Minneapolis, MN | March 22nd – March 25th, 2018 | Minneapolis Convention Center | Learn more

Cottage Life | March 22nd – March 25th, 2018 | The International Centre | Learn more

Moncton Boat Show | March 23rd – March 25th, 2018 | Moncton Coliseum | Learn more

State of Maine Sportsman Show | March 30-April 1, 2018 | Augusta Civic Center, Augusta Maine | Learn more

April

Bemidji Jaycees Home, Sport & Travel Show | April 6th – April 8th, 2018 | Sanford Center | Learn More

1,000 Islands Spring Boat Show | April 7th – April 9th, 2018 | Cerow Recreation Park Arena |  Learn more


Exclusive Gray Options for Absolutely Stunning Docks

Lately, there has been a rise in popularity for grey color schemes in interior design and home décor. It’s the hottest new neutral color for the home. Homeowners across the country have embraced gray for everything – throw pillows, wall color, appliances, fixtures, furniture, and more. And now, thanks to ShoreMaster, they can have it on their dock (in a variety of options) as well.

This season we introduced many gray options for our dealers and consumers. Gray Oak Woodgrain decking. Gray Vertex decking. Gray Glacier flow-through decking. Gray furniture options. Gray benches. Even our sister brand, Rhino Marine Systems, is now offering Gray Front Mount RhinoLifts.

While on the surface gray may seem like a somber color homeowners (and dock owners) love gray as it plays so well with other colors and provides a warmer environment than white. Gray offers a neutral color palette that highlights other colors very well. Especially at all the colors present at the lake – the canopy, the landscaping, blue skies and water (gray goes GREAT with blues – especially ShoreMaster blue), and more.

One of ShoreMaster’s biggest advantages in the dock market has always been the number of options that we provide buyers with in terms of decking and accessories – these new color choices put yet another opportunity for dock owners – one that no one else is offering. If you haven’t had a chance yet to check the new gray options check out the gallery below – or better yet, stop in to a dealership and ask about our new gray options.


5 Tips for Safe Water Fun This Summer

It’s National Water Safety Month!

Water SafetyWith the start of Summer right around the corner its time to start thinking again about FUN IN THE SUN! Along with that though we want all of our owners, families, dealers and friends to be sure they are practicing smart water safety so that everyone can enjoy the entire Summer on the water! Here are 5 helpful tips to keep you in the sun all Summer long!

1. Always wear a life jacket!
Whether you’re on a boat or a personal water craft you should always have – and wear – a personal flotation device. Young children should wear life jackets anytime they are in or around water. This is the first line of defense against drownings and is of the utmost important. Make sure your life jacket fits snugly but comfortably and cannot slip above the chin or ears when tugged on at the shoulders.

2. Pay Attention to the Weather
Summer weather can change quickly. Severe weather can come on quickly and escalated rapidly. Pay attention to the weather forecasts and the skies. You don’t want to get caught on the lake or out in the open when Summer weather goes from sunny to stormy. And always wear sunscreen! The reflection off the water amplifies the sun’s intensity so protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

3. Drinking and Boating Don’t Mix
An cool beverage can be quite refreshing during a hot Summer day but don’t drink and drive or boat. Drinking can impair your judgement and slow your reflexes making it harder for you to steer, swim and assist those around you. If you want to have a cool beverage do it from the safety of the shoreline.

4. Keep Your Speed Down and Pay Attention
The lakes and waterways can get very busy in the Summer months. Keep a look out of other boats, swimmers, tubers, skiers, and more. Keep you speed reasonable and always practice defensive driving – if you aren’t sure what the other guy is doing stay clear. Keep an eye out for fellow boats in distress and need of help as well.

5. Use the Buddy System
Bring a buddy with – its more fun and more safe! Even experience water-users and swimmers can get put in a dangerous situation.

 


ShoreMaster Welcomes Patrick McCarthy to the Team

ShoreMaster, a leading manufacturer of docks and boat lifts, is excited to announce the addition of a new field sales representative – Patrick McCarthy – to the ShoreMaster team.

McCarthy will serve as the Field Sales Representative for the Northern Minnesota and North Dakota territory. He will work closely with the Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest, Aaron Nyhus, to provide dealers and customers the superior service and training expected of the ShoreMaster brand.

“Pat is an experienced, dedicated and passionate rep, he is ready and is excited to get out in the field and start working with the dealers in this territory. He is quickly learning the ShoreMaster way and product line-up; his past experience and drive will be a great asset for our company and for our dealers,” says Aaron Nyhus, Regional Sales Manager. “The primary function of this position is to serve our dealers and to assist our dealer/distributors in servicing and adding sub-dealers. Having an FSR dedicated to the this market will enable us, and our dealers, to seize the opportunities presented on and around the water.”

As a part of his role as a field sales representative, McCarthy will focus on improving the accessibility and distribution of ShoreMaster products to the ShoreMaster dealer network – and in turn to the retail customer.

WELCOME TO THE TEAM PATRICK!


The Easiest Way to Customize Your Dock

No Drills. No Holes. Complete Customization.

Your dock should work for you – not the other way around. You should be out enjoying your time on the water – not hassling with drilling holes, rearrange accessorizing or tripping over tools. You should choose the ShoreMaster QuickConnect® System.

RS4 QC Bracket and Side Rail 3Imagine adding removing, and re-configuring your dock system and accessories at a moment’s notice, without the need for tools. You don’t have to imagine. The ShoreMaster QuickConnect System allows for just that. After the initial assembly, you will never need tools to adjust or reconfigure your dock accessories! You just loosen the t-handle, remove and move the desired location, and then tighten the t-handle back up. Plus, you can attach you accessories to any point on the dock system. You won’t find an easier system anywhere else!

This ShoreMaster Exclusive system requires no drilling (so no ugly holes in your beautiful dock system) and endless configuration options (sky’s the limit)! Plus we offer the widest selection of accessories (furniture, benches, steps, ladders, bumpers, cleats, and the list goes on) on the market so your dock will truly stand out above the rest!

All month we are going to feature some of our QuickConnect Accessories – be sure check back each week, or visit your local dealer, to learn more!

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ShoreMaster’s adjustable Quick Steps (available in 4- and 6-Steps) make getting out of the water – or back on shore – easy.

Why Choose Removable Decking Panels for Your Dock System

ShoreMaster dock systems feature removable decking panels, but why?

There are a number of reasons. First, we build the strength of our dock systems into the frame sections themselves. We don’t rely on the decking attachment to provide the system its strength. Second, it’s better for the owners of our systems. Removable decking panels provide you options and makes installation, removal, upkeep, and upgrades so much easier.

Why choose a removable deck panel system?

  • Panels can be removed for installation and dock removal, making sections lighter and easier to carry and install
  • Opportunity for updates and upgrading the look of your system without replacing frame sections
  • Easily replace individual panels if necessary – no need to replace and entire section or system
  • Trust that the integrity and strength of your system is built into the frame itself

Enjoy these benefits – and more – with a ShoreMaster Infinity dock system. Our line-up of dock frames and sections feature removable decking, QuickConnect installation and accessories, and so much more. We offer a market leading 8 different decking options including Hardwood IPE, Woodgrain Aluminum, Flow Through, Premium Cedar and the ShoreMaster exclusive Vertex! Click here or visit a local dealer to learn more!

Decking Options

Enhance Your Curve Appeal

Be the envy of the lake. Make the neighbors jealous. Stand out from the crowd.

If you live on – or spend time on – the lake you’ve likely seen hundreds of dock/pier systems. Does it ever seem like they all look the same? Lots of straight lines and right angles. That’s great and all, but have you ever wanted something that was more unique? Ever wanted to just throw the status quo out the window and say “Yeah, but look at this.” Ever wanted something that allows you better curb appeal? We’ll then embrace the curves my friend!

Your dock system should be a reflection of you – and you aren’t just like everyone else. You shouldn’t be confined to straight lines and right angles. After all your shoreline doesn’t concede to such limitations, why should your dock? ShoreMaster’s exclusive 45 and 90 degree dock sections will make your dock the envy of the lake. Plus you’ll enjoy unparalleled versatility, functionality, and elegance your waterfront experience needs and deserves with the ShoreMaster’s Infinity and QuickConnect systems.

YOUR DOCK. YOUR DESIGN. NO COMPROMISES.

Curve Appeal

 


SHOREMASTER THANKS EMPLOYEES FOR GREAT YEAR WITH HOLIDAY TURKEYS

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FERGUS FALLS, MINNESOTA – November 19, 2015. ShoreMaster, LLC, a leading manufacturer of docks and boat lifts based out of Fergus Falls, celebrated another successful year by thanking employees and handing out Thanksgiving turkeys for the holiday season.

“It is always an honor to be able to do this for our employees, this is our third year handing out turkeys. Our people put a lot of effort into everything they do, it’s exciting to be able to celebrate our success again this year with them.” says Don Hurley, President and CEO of ShoreMaster, LLC.

ShoreMaster celebrated with an all employee catered lunch as employees were thanked and recognized. At the end of the lunch frozen turkeys were handed out to all ShoreMaster, LLC employees.

“Our employees show up and work hard every day, they are the reason for our success. We continue to have an impeccable safety record. It’s important to our management team that we recognize them and reward them for that dedication and effort. We truly have great people here and it’s an honor to be able to say thank you like this, especially during the holidays.” says Rob Katzenmeyer, Vice President of Operations.

Receiving a Thanksgiving turkey and catered lunch was just one way ShoreMaster, LLC celebrated their success. Employees were also given two additional floating holidays for the upcoming year. They also have received a profit sharing bonus for the last three years. This year’s bonus was given out in September.

ShoreMaster, LLC is a premier manufacturer of waterfront equipment, specifically docks and boat lift systems. The company was founded in 1972 in Carlos, MN by Dennis Tuel, Sr and operates today out of Fergus Falls, MN. With over 110 full time employees ShoreMaster serves over 150 dealers and distributers in the United States and Canada. The ShoreMaster, LLC team includes welders, fabricators, engineers, mechanics, developers, designers, problems solvers, and more – working together to provide their customers with the very best waterfront experience available. Visit www.shoremaster.com for more information.


Engineering Department Adds New Team Member

Kelly - croppedShoreMaster, LLC recently hired Kelly Korinek as a Product Engineer/Innovator to join the Engineering Team.

Kelly will be responsible for the process of designing and developing product. This will entail being involved in dealing with issues of manufacturability, quality, performance, reliability, serviceability, and user features. It includes design, development, testing, and transitioning to manufacturing the product in volumes.

Kelly graduated from North Dakota State University with a Mechanical Engineering Degree. Kelly and family resides in Fergus Falls, MN. He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing for walleye. “I get to design and develop waterfront products everyday with great people. It doesn’t get much better than that.” says Kelly Korinek. Kelly brings 13 years of engineering experience to the team. Kelly will report to the Director of Operations and Engineering, Chris Winter.

ShoreMaster continues to enjoy strong growth across all segments of its business, in part due to the Competitive Unification Strategy it implemented two years ago as a way to drive sustainable growth with an increased focus on competitiveness in distribution, product quality, customer service, and industry leading operational facilities.