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KEN AND RICK GARELICK, FORTY-YEAR MARINE INDUSTRY VETERANS, RECEIVE NMMA 2016 ALAN J. FREEDMAN AWARD

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Maria Blevins (312) 946-6231/mblevins@nmma.org

MIAMI BEACH (February 11, 2016) – – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) today honored Ken and Rick Garelick, President and Senior Vice President of Garelick Mfg. Co., with the 2016 Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award. The award was presented this morning during the Recreational Boating Industry Breakfast held at the Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail.

NMMA’s Marine Accessories and Components Division (MACD) introduced the Freedman Award in 1984 to recognize individuals who, throughout the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the marine accessories industry through leadership, creativity and personal motivation.

Cousins Rick and Ken are a second generation now leading Garelick Mfg. Co. Their fathers Joe and Saul were brothers who founded the company and handed down the reigns of leadership to Rick and Ken in the late 1980’s. After passing the company on to their sons, the Garelicks have continued to build their own name into a brand, EEz®-In, that is synonymous with quality and innovation. Their passion for what they do is evident through the quality of their products including ladders, seating and upholstery, seat hardware, outboard motor accessories, housewares and more. Ken and Rick have taken their innovation and ingenuity beyond just the product level and are applying it to how they manufacture and compete for market share in the leisure industry resulting in a company with a long history of success, as 2016 marks its 64 year anniversary.

During the recession of 2008, Rick and Ken led the company through challenging waters. By cutting operating costs and lowering their own salaries, the Garelicks were able to preserve jobs and their company’s health in order to bounce back in the years to come. By further diversifying their product line, Garelick Manufacturing showed creativity and innovation, turning a difficult economic climate into an opportunity for future success. In November of 2015, Garelick Manufacturing was acquired by Brunswick, adding to its growing portfolio of marine accessories. Garelick Manufacturing is the winner of three NMMA Innovation Awards, the 2003 Motor Boating Magazine Boat Keeper Product Award, 2005 Motor Boating Magazine Best Product Award, 2011 Twin Cities Business Magazine Small Business Success Story and the 2015 National Marine Distributors Association Supplier of the Year.

In addition to being leaders within their company, Ken and Rick have contributed richly to the marine manufacturing community as a whole. Rick served as chairman for the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) hardware committee from 2006 – 2013 and has been instrumental in developing over 20 active patents for marine OEM and aftermarket applications. Ken served on the National Association of Marine Products and Services board throughout the 1980’s and 90’s and was chairman from 1995 – 1997. He also chaired the Alan J. Freedman Memorial Leadership Award committee from 1984 – 1999, following the recognition of his father Saul with the award as its third honoree.

“NMMA congratulates Ken and Rick Garelick on receiving the Alan J. Freedman Award and thanks them for their unwavering dedication, support and passion for the marine industry,” notes Thom Dammrich, NMMA president. “We are proud to work alongside Ken and Rick as innovators who have made substantial contributions to marine manufacturing and continues to help make boating the preferred choice in recreation.”

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About NMMA: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the leading association representing the recreational boating industry in North America. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit NMMA.org.

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BRUNSWICK ACQUIRED GARELICK, ADDING DEPTH AND BREADTH TO MARINE PARTS & ACCESSORIES BUSINESS

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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LAKE FOREST, IL, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) announced today that it has added Garelick Mfg. Co., a leading maker of premium seat, table hardware and other items, to Brunswick’s growing marine parts and accessories business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Garelick had annual sales of approximately $21 million in 2014.

Garelick is based in St. Paul Park, MN, and markets products under its respected namesake brand, as well as the well-known “EEz®-In” mark. Garelick’s product portfolio includes upholstered seating, table hardware, marine boarding ladders, boat hooks, and outboard motor brackets. Garelick will operate as part of the Mercury Marine’s Attwood Marine Products Division.

“Garelick is the leading brand name in premium seat and table hardware,” explained Brunswick President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Schwabero. “It has a diverse portfolio of market-leading products that are complementary to Attwood, with limited overlap. We believe it is a very good fit, providing an opportunity to expand Mercury’s P&A products business. Further, this action aligns with Brunswick’s P&A expansion strategy, an arena that offers us good opportunity to grow and prosper.”

In recent months, Brunswick has added Whale, a leading European parts and accessories product manufacturer for both of the marine and recreational vehicle industries, as well as P&A distributors Bell Recreational Products Group in the Midwestern U.S., and BLA in Australia.

Along with adding depth and breadth to Mercury Marine’s growing P&A product portfolio, Schwabero notes that Garelick products should benefit from Mercury’s global distribution operations, which offer same-day or next-day delivery throughout most of the scope of its operations as well as boat builder relationships.

Brunswick Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dusty McCoy noted that the parts and accessories business continues to grow in scope and importance to Brunswick and over the past few years has helped reduce the cyclicality of the Company’s portfolio. For example, Mercury Marine’s P&A businesses, along with the Brunswick Fitness Segment, now comprise approximately 45 percent of the Corporation’s annual revenue.

About Brunswick

Headquartered in Lake Forest, IL, Brunswick Corporation endeavors to instill “Genuine Ingenuity” (TM) in all its leading consumer brands, including Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser Sterndrives and inboard engines; MotorGuide trolling motors; Attwood, Garelick and Whale marine parts and accessories; Land ‘N’ Sea, Kellogg Marine, Diversified Marine, BLA and Bell RPG parts and accessories distributors; Bayliner, Boston Whaler, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Harris, Lowe, Lund, Meridian, Princecraft, Quicksilver, Rayglass, Sea Ray and Uttern boats, and Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and SCIFIT fitness equipment, and Brunswick billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture and InMovement products and services for productive well-being. For more information, visit http://www.brunswick.com.

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2015 NMDA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD – GOLD

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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2015 NMDA SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARD – GOLD

St. Paul Park, MN (July 27, 2015) – The members of the National Marine Distributors Association in Essex, CT has named Garelick Mfg. Co. of St. Paul Park one of two 2015 Suppliers of the year. The award was presented in Chicago on July 22, 2015 at the wholesale marine distributor organization’s annual sales training convention.

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW FOLDING PONTOON TRANSOM BOARDING LADDER

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
FOLDING PONTOON TRANSOM BOARDING LADDER

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Permanent mount at transom, ideally at stern gate door. Folds down for easy boarding. Comfortable black contour traction molded steps. Durable 1” (3cm) diameter anodized aluminum tube. Includes securing strap and aluminum standoffs to abut end of pontoon log.

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Folding Pontoon Transom Ladder or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Model #
12360 1 – 3 Step
12370 1 – 4 Step

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW COMPACT EEZ-IN II TRANSOM LADDER

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
COMPACT EEz-In II TRANSOM LADDER

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Helps provide unassisted reboarding. Invisible, quick, easy and readily accessible. Complete ladder stows within transom and hull. 3 steps open and close independently for ease of boarding. Quick release ring with self-locking latch deploys ladder from storage. Anodized aluminum channel body deploys out at 15° angle.

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Compact EEz-In Transom Ladder or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Model #
19700 3 Step Compact Ladder

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW QUALITY FOLD DOWN SEAT

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
QUALITY FOLD DOWN SEAT

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Comfortable, full 16” (40cm) width with firm dual durometer resilient foam, 30 oz. marine grade vinyl, high density plastic substrates, T-nutted for standard seat hardware mount patterns, silver powder coated aluminum hinges. Made in the U.S.A.!

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Quality Fold Down Seat or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Colors 01 – White, 02 – Blue, 09 – Gray, 15 – Tan

Model # 48391

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW “VALUE” SEAT/PEDESTAL PACKAGE

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
“VALUE” SEAT/PEDESTAL PACKAGE

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Our complete value priced chair package, with an updated look. Compact design makes it ideal for most applications. Affordable upgrade or replacement. Made for easy maintenance. Rotationally molded of tough UV resistant white polyethylene. Marine grade white vinyl, snap-on removable cushions. Anodized aluminum pedestal base, 360° locking aluminum swivel casting, 9” (23cm) diameter support base.

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Value Seat/Pedestal Package or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Colors 01 – White

Model #
48406 Includes Seat Cushions and 15” Pedestal
48409 Includes Seat Cushions and 12” – 18” Pedestal

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW FISHERMAN FOLD DOWN SEAT

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
FISHERMAN FOLD DOWN SEAT

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Updated two-tone styling – full 16” (40cm) width. Firm dual durometer foam, 30 oz. marine grade vinyl, high density plastic substrates, T-nutted for standard hardware mount patterns, silver powder coated aluminum hinges. Made in the U.S.A.!

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Fisherman Fold Down Seat or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Colors 01 – White/Gray, 02 – Light Blue/Navy Blue, 09 – Light Gray/Medium Gray Texture, 15 – Light Tan/Medium Tan

Model #
48791

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW OCEAN ELITE SERIES EEZ-IN COMMANDER II YACHT HELM SEAT

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

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GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
OCEAN ELITE SERIES EEz-In COMMANDER II YACHT HELM SEAT

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Compact Value with Upscale Styling. Premium 30 oz. marine grade vinyl with UV and mildew inhibitor. Supportive cushions over internal welded aluminum seat frame. Thick and firm 1.8 lb. density foam for longer lasting comfort. Built in head rest. 2 Position recline positions with finger tip control. Arms flip out of way for easy egress/ingress. Flip up bolster for back support when standing while piloting. Designed to mount with Garelick/EEz-In Millennium, Mid-Range and Commander Pedestal Seat Bases and Fore/Aft Seat Slides. Made in U.S.A.!

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Commander II Yacht Helm Seat or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Colors 01 – White, 15 – Light Almond/Tan

Model # 48820

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GARELICK/EEZ-IN INTRODUCES NEW CLASSIC FOLD DOWN SEAT

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Garelick Mfg. Co.
(651) 459-9795
mail@garelick.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GARELICK/EEz-In INTRODUCES NEW
CLASSIC FOLD DOWN SEAT

St. Paul Park, MN (December 1, 2010) – Contemporary Two-Tone Classic Design with full 18” (46 cm) width. Firm dual durometer resilient foam, 30 oz. marine grade vinyl, high density plastic substrates, T-nutted for standard seat hardware mount patterns, silver powder coated aluminum hinges. Made in the U.S.A.!

Garelick has been a leader in top-quality, American made marine accessories for over 58 years. For more information on Garelick’s new Classic Fold Down Seat or its complete line of premium quality boating accessories, contact Garelick Mfg. Co., 644 2nd Street, P.O. Box 8, St. Paul Park, MN 55071. Phone: (651) 459-9795. Fax: (651) 459-8269, or visit us online at www.garelick.com.

Colors 01 – White/White Texture, 02 – Lt Blue/Navy Blue, 09 – Lt Gray/Gray Texture, 15 – Lt Tan/Medium Tan

Model #48891

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