October 2015 20 Questions: On Leadership

On leadership

Lessons and advice from north country leaders

Since NNY Business began publishing monthly in December 2010, we have featured a wide-ranging, in-depth interview with a different north country business or leader 11 times a year, skipping December for our 20 Under 40 emerging leaders issue. Our 54 featured interviews to date have not been limited to the for-profit sector. We’ve sat down with nonprofit and not-for-profit leaders, and educational and health care leaders. The 20 questions that follow are the best of leadership from nearly five years of interviews. [Read more…]

MetalCraft Marine receives $1.9 million contract to produce Coast Guard boats

CAPE VINCENT — Aluminum boat manufacturer MetalCraft Marine has won a $1.9 million federal contract to build a pair of 44-foot boats for the U.S. Coast Guard, which will be done in the company’s facility in the village.

The news was announced Friday afternoon in a joint press release from U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Rep. William L. Owens.

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A cross-border commitment

Kingston-based MetalCraft Marine is poised to grow, serve U.S. Coast Guard

Robert C. Clark stands on a boat manufactured by MetalCraft Marine behind its Kingston facility. Photo by Amanda Morrison.

By Kyle R. Hayes
Associate Editor

[Editor’s note: This is a truncated version of this story. For the full version, please see NNY Business in print or subscribe.]

Twenty five years ago, MetalCraft Marine began producing aluminum boats with five employees in Kingston, Ontario. Today, the company has more than 100 employees and production facilities on both sides of the American-Canadian border. We sat down with Robert C. Clark, the company’s contracts manager, who talks about how important a talented work force and quality product is to a company’s success; that philosophy seems to be paying off, since MetalCraft most recently received a multi-million dollar contract with the U.S. Coast Guard to produce state-of-the-art aluminum boats bound for American waters.

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