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ARCO Marine has reached yet another milestone, as we celebrate our 60th year in business. That's right, ARCO Marine has been producing marine parts with a commitment to the highest performance and quality available in the marine part industry for 60 years.
Founder Ron Miller launched ARCO Marine in 1960. He attributes the success and longevity of the company to two guiding principles. Those principles are "desire" and "attitude". That's how Ron Miller took a struggling repair shop in Pensacola, FL and turned it into the thriving, successful international marine parts business it is today.
"We cleaned everything up, we painted everything, and we got an inch of grease off the floors. We painted all the walls white, we brought in all new machinery, and new cleaning equipment", recalls Ron Miller. "Long story short, we fixed the place up, and we were selling performance and quality.", concluded Miller. His business was so dedicated to producing marine parts of the highest performance and quality that he put up a sign outside the building with just those two words, "Performance and Quality".
Those two principles have been the guiding principles of ARCO Marine for 60 years. When it comes to marine parts, few can match ARCO Marine's commitment to performance and quality. We engineer, manufacture, warehouse, and fulfill orders from our location right here in America. That is just one of the ways we produce marine parts that meet and consistently exceed OEM standards at affordable prices.
At ARCO Marine, we believe in the type of manufacturing that made the "Made in the U.S.A" seal the gold standard in the world. We have stuck by our core principles of performance and quality, and that is why our overseas competitors cannot compete with overall value.
"The industry has given us great feedback around our quality and performance", said President, Jason Crawford. With that in mind, ARCO Marine is taking their commitment to performance and quality into the future. We are working with technicians and marine mechanics to identify needs and areas of improvement in the evolving marine industry. That conversation is leading the way to new product innovations that will allow us to scale what we do best. In addition, we are listening to our customers to identify investment opportunities in more modern systems that will continue to lead the way in delivering performance and quality to the marine parts industry.
"I think the boating industry is on the doorstep of a renaissance period. Accordingly, companies that are willing to innovate and invest will grow with it.", said Executive VP, Bryan Ley. Under new leadership, ARCO Marine is poised to tackle the challenges of tomorrow with the same commitment to performance and quality that has made us the industry leader for 60 years. We are the gold standard for performance and quality, and our core commitment to producing the highest quality marine parts will never change.