George Manchester Joins Uniflite, Inc.

George H. Manchester has joined Uniflite, Inc., fire-retardant fiberglass boat manufacturer h e a d q u a r t e r e d in Bellingham, Wash., as manager of commercial and military sales, according to Alva M. Hill, vice president of marketing. The company has a second plant in Swansboro, N.C.

Mr. Manchester has responsibility for worldwide sales of Uniflite boats 18 to 56 feet for a wide variety of commercial and governmental applications, including fishing, law enforcement, rescue, firefighting, medical emergencies, sightseeing and excursions, and special purpose-military assignments.

Uniflite boats comply with the U.S. Coast Guard regulations that require fiberglass vessels under 100 gross tons that carry more than six passengers for hire to be constructed of fire-retardant resins. It is also the only line of boats qualifying for classification and labeling by Underwriters' Laboratories (UL), attesting to the fire retardance and strength of the hulls. The company is also the largest builder of fiberglass boats for the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Manchester comes to Uniflite following three years as president of Offshore Marine, Inc., also Bellingham, a builder of sport and c o m m e r c i a l fishing boats. Prior to that, he spent almost 20 years with Black and Decker Mfg., in several capacities, including regional sales manager, industrial c o n s t r u c t i o n project management, and sales development training. Earlier, he was with Porter Cable Machine Co.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  May 15, 1977

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