Florida Companies to Watch Finalist

Florida Companies to Watch is a prestigious awards program dedicated to recognizing  second-stage growth businesses across the state. We are proud to announce that SeaDek was nominated by the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast and is one of the five Brevard County companies to be named in the finalist round. Read more about the EDC and Florida Companies to Watch in the Press release below:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 


CONTACT:
 Trudy McCarthy, Senior Director of Operations
(321) 638-2000
                      TMcCarthy@SpaceCoastEDC.org 

Five Brevard companies named 2014 ‘Companies to Watch’ finalists
EDC nominated companies part of statewide group of finalists

Brevard County, Fla. (July 22, 2014) – A solutions oriented marine deck manufacturer. An innovative after-market logistics services manufacturer. A next-generation magnet technologies company. An industry leading wakeboard tower manufacturer. A responsive firearms manufacturer.

These Brevard-based companies are being recognized for their advancements and growth; and, are among an elite group of statewide finalists that have been selected for GrowFL’s annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program. Selected from a pool of 150 second-stage growth companies, which combined represent $600 million in annual revenue and employ more than 2,800 full-time equivalent employees, the following local companies are one round away from being named to this prestigious list:

Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies to Watch is a distinctive awards program that is specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. Second-stage companies are identified as somewhere between a startup and a large firm – yet poised for growth.

Eligible companies must employ between 6 and 99 employees and have between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue or working capital in place. Awardees are selected for demonstrating the intent and capacity to grow based on employee or sales growth, exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage, outstanding corporate culture, inspired community giving and other notable strengths.

The EDC has long been involved with the Florida Economic Gardening Institute/GrowFL program at the University of Central Florida, which presents Companies to Watch, and has served as nominator to several award finalists.

“We’ve seen countless examples of mid-size companies bringing the spotlight to Brevard’s manufacturing community,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. “Thank you to each of these companies for shining the light on the talent and growth that exists here and congratulations for being named to this elite group that is making a difference within our region, the state of Florida, and beyond.”

The Florida Companies to Watch program consists of two rounds of selections. Now that the finalists have been selected, these companies will advance to final judging, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy and empowered employees. The winners will be announced in late August and celebrated at a special event on October 23 in Orlando.

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About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC)
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit 
www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.

About GrowFL
Economic gardening is a philosophy that embraces strategies to grow existing businesses in a community, region or state and is the basis for the entrepreneurship programs at the Florida Economic Gardening Institute (GrowFL). Initially created in 2009 as a pilot program, GrowFL, at the University of Central Florida, is now a critical component to Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and the state’s overall economic development strategy. GrowFL focuses its efforts on initiatives that strengthen the service offerings of entrepreneurial support organizations throughout Florida and by delivering critical research and strategy support to help second-stage growth entrepreneurs prosper. GrowFL has helped more than 400 companies create more than 1,400 new jobs statewide since 2009. Additional information is available at 
www.GrowFL.com.

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Puzzle Piece Helm Pad

Here’s a unique mocha over black helm pad designed by Austin, one of the designers in our very creative CAD department. He made this helm pad for a friend and wanted to try out his new idea of a puzzle piece routing pattern. Great job Austin!

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Custom SeaDek on a Sammy Duvall MasterCraft and Trailer

Here’s a Sammy Duvall MasterCraft (www.mastercraft.com) bow and trailer with custom SeaDek. These faux teak storm gray over black pads were installed by Scott Kurtz with Contemporary Fiberglass.

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Contemporary Fiberglass:
10907 E. Marietta Ave., Suite 2, Spokane Valley, WA, 99206-6620
Email: parrotheadinwa4@comcast.net
www.myswimplatform.com

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Congrats Ballast Point Spirits Fishing Team!

Congrats to the Ballast Point Spirits Fishing Team for taking first place in the Saltwater Bass Series Inshore tournament in San Diego this past weekend!

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“Today we fished the SBS Inshore tournament out of Mission Bay San Diego. Going into this event we new we needed a good result to move up in the ratings. Started in Point Loma and once it started getting light the fishing went full speed. First fish was a five and then we got the big fish of the tourney which was just shy of 8 lbs and then a 6lbder and then a five and then a 4 which gave us 27.87 lbs for the win. We had caught all our fish on Big Ponchos Baby Grumpy, GameChanger, and the new baby GameChanger weedless baits and hauling them in with Capt Gs DeathSticks. What a combination!! Thanks to Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits for all the support. BassKnuckles.com for our gear, SeaDek Marine Nonskid for keeping us fatigue free all day it makes a huge difference in what we do, Watermans Sunscreen for keeping us protected, Owner Hooks your Beast Hooks are the best, #BladeRunnerTackle#qualityPerformanceMarine for keeping us tuned and running fast, Mercury Marine your OptiMax is the best and of course #HotSauce for making them bite. Cheers everyone and thank you for all your support.” *Ballast Point Spirits Fishing Team Facebook Post

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Ascend FS128T SeaDek Kayak Kit Installation

Just last week we posted a freshly cut prototype kayak kit for an Ascend FS128T. Here are the installation pictures of this kit. The snow camo over black SeaDek with custom fish ruler looks great! Thanks for the pictures Curtis!

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Ascend5To order a SeaDek kayak kit for your Ascend before the stock kits hit our webstore, please contact customer service at: 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com. The custom reference part number is 17193.

Direct link to the Kayak: http://www.basspro.com/Ascend-FS128T-SitOnTop-Angler-Kayak-Camo/product/12102505321116/

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20% off SeaDek SUP Traction Pads

Enjoy 20% off stock SeaDek SUP traction pads on our online store now through July 25th! Choose from multiple size and color options. Enter code SUPSD2014 at checkout.

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This week’s SeaDek giveaway winner!

Congratulations George Koos, you are this week’s winner of our Helm Pad giveaway! Please send us your mailing address and we’ll get you prize right off to you.

Thanks to everyone who entered this week. If you’d like to purchase your own helm station anti fatigue pad please visit our online store: http://www.seadek.com/c-11-helm-station-pads.aspx

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Silver Kings Season 1 Trailer

Here’s the season 1 trailer for the new tarpon fishing competition show, Silver Kings. SeaDek is an advertiser for the show and we have been working with Silver Kings through the filming of their highly anticipated season. Several SeaDek products including apparel, poling platform pads, hatch covers, Yeti cooler tops and helm stations pads will be featured throughout the series.

Be sure to tune in to Destination America on Saturday October 4th at 8:30am for the series premier!

www.silverkingstv.com

www.facebook.com/pages/Silver-Kings/292450457546564

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Custom Faux Teak Seadek on a MB Sports F23

Here are some photos of a recent customer template and install job. This MB Sports F23 looks great with its new mocha over black faux teak SeaDek!

MBSports3MBSports1 MBSports4MBSports2To order this kit for your MB Sports F23, please contact customer service at: 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com (reference number Z103330).

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Custom SeaDek on a Hobie Pro Angler 14

Here is a custom SeaDek Kayak Kit for a Hobie Pro Angler 14. Kayak angler Cristie likes to fish mainly in the lakes region of New Hampshire and says, “I buy only the best of everything down to the screws!” Thanks Cristie! This kit is Aqua Camo over Shamrock Green with custom routed logos (See post installation pics below).

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Here are some pics of the installed kit. Be sure to check out Cristie’s full story and kayak customization on the Hobie forum: www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=78&t=52177&sid=8d6914623fc545c6a2325a5da8a21d1d

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*This color combination is still in development and will be available early next year.

To order a stock kit for your kayak in storm gray or army camo, visit our website: www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx. For additional color combinations and custom logos please contact customer service at: 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com.

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