SureShade Expands Canvas Production Capacity with Great Lakes Boat Top

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Great Lakes Boat Top to Provide Marine Canvas Production for SureShade Retractable Sunshade Systems to Help Meet Growing Demand from Factory-Install Options with Boat Manufacturers

Bringing on Great Lakes to expand our canvas production capacity is a critical step in our growth strategy as more and more boat manufacturers add our retractable sunshade systems to their lines as an option.

SureShade, the designer and manufacturer of retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry, has selected Great Lakes Boat Top to assist in the production of canvas for their growing list of factory-installed SureShade systems with boat manufacturers like Boston Whaler and Grady-White.

As a trusted supplier in the marine industry, Great Lakes Boat Top Company will produce all new canvas pieces for SureShade factory installations. Canvas will be produced to provide a customized fit with SureShade automated or manual sunshade products for specific boat brands and models. By outsourcing boat canvas production, SureShade can now more efficiently produce higher volumes of quality canvas to meet an increased demand for retractable sunshade systems from factory-install agreements.

Great Lakes Boat Top was selected by SureShade based on their excellent industry reputation, strong OEM relationships, outstanding service and quality craftsmanship. In addition to fulfilling factory-install canvas needs, SureShade will also outsource canvas production to Great Lakes Boat Top for select aftermarket and dealer-installed sunshade systems.

“SureShade is setting a new standard for shade on boats, and we are happy to be working with them by supplying quality canvas production for their growing list of OEM factory installations”, says Jim Wilson, president of Great Lakes Boat Top. “Aligning with an emerging brand in the marine industry like SureShade was a natural fit for us.”

“Bringing on Great Lakes to expand our canvas production capacity is a critical step in our growth strategy as more and more boat manufacturers add our retractable sunshade systems to their lines as an option,” said Dana Russikoff, business leader and co-founder at SureShade. “Great Lakes Boat Top serves as a valuable partner to help us effectively manage our growth while still maintaining the quality craftsmanship and service our OEM, dealers and private boat owners have come to expect from SureShade.”

The announcement of SureShade’s expansion of canvas production capacity with Great Lakes Boat Top comes on the heels of the recent launch of factory-install options on the Boston Whaler 315 Conquest and Grady-White Freedom 335 at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show. SureShade is currently featured as a factory-install option on eight different boat models across six boat manufacturers, and is also available as an aftermarket installation on nearly any boat brand or model.

For more information on factory or aftermarket installations of SureShade retractable sunshade systems for boats, visit http://www.SureShade.com.

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ABOUT SURESHADE
SureShade® designs and manufactures innovative retractable sunshade systems for the marine industry that enhance and facilitate the boating experience. Utilizing a patented self-supported telescoping framework technology, SureShade products feature automated or manual canvas boat tops. Installed worldwide on over 20 different boat manufacturers in 15 countries, SureShade is setting the new standard for shade in the marine industry. For more information, visit http://www.sureshade.com.

ABOUT GREAT LAKES
Great Lakes Boat Top is one of the oldest and largest original equipment manufacturers (OEM) of marine canvas products, since 1957. With facilities in both Tennessee and Florida and over 15,000 patterns for boat covers, bimini tops and enclosures for over 30 boat brands back to 1993. Great Lakes Boat Top is equipped to handle any boat canvas, top, enclosure or cover job for a new boat line coming off the factory floor, or manufacture new canvas for your older boat. If they made it originally they can provide you with an identical replacement. For more information, visit http://www.greatlakesboattop.com.

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