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Soundings Trade Only Launching Innovative Marine Company Awards

With the goal of recognizing “forward-thinking companies transforming the marine industry,” Soundings Trade Only—a business-to-business print and online marine industry news outlet—is launching its “Most Innovative Marine Company Awards” program this year. The news was announced in a press release from the Essex, Conn.-based outfit.

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The Soundings Trade Only Most Innovative Marine Company Awards will “acknowledge companies using innovation in different ways to advance their businesses.”

The awards are open to all types and sizes of marine companies around the world, according to the release. The first round of honors will focus on the period from September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.

“Our industry has recognized individuals and products but has not honored the efforts that companies make to transform their businesses and push the industry forward,” said Michele Goldsmith, publisher of Soundings Trade Only, in the release. “We’re planning to look at the wide range of initiatives we’re seeing across the industry, from established companies to startups.”

“This is the first time that an award like this includes all sectors,” says Michael Verdon, editor in chief of Soundings Trade Only. “It’s not just about what you do or make, but how you do it, and the positive impacts it has on your company and the industry.”

The Soundings Trade Only awards panel will review a broad range of company initiatives that include innovative materials, new manufacturing processes, fresh marketing approaches, workforce solutions, supply chain, export programs and more.

“The goal is to recognize achievements and innovative business practices all over the world,” said Goldsmith. “We know there are many companies inspiring positive change. If you have done something unusual and outstanding in the last year, we want to recognize your efforts.”

Applications for the awards can be submitted online by clicking here. An article profiling the Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies and one overall winner will appear in the Soundings Trade Only November print issue and on the TradeOnlyToday.com website.