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Polaritas and Accudock Collaborate

By January 25, 2016
January 2016
 

Two father-son owned companies from halfway

around the world collaborate to revolutionize watersports

    

 

            Pompano Beach, Fla. — (January 22, 2016) – For a family-owned and operated Florida-based dock-maker, the term ‘Made in America’ is more than a catchy marketing
slogan; it’s a daily pledge to its customers and employees.

AccuDock designs, builds and ships a wide-range of floating docks to customers around the world, so their pledge ensures a commitment to quality unsurpassed in the industry.

The growing company, owned and managed by father and son team John and Jason Harrison, isn’t a secret in the rowing and watersports industry. Founded in 1993, AccuDock’s sales and reputation have grown tremendously around the world over the years. The company’s commitment to excellence in products and customer service is a big reason for their success.

The company has designed and built floating docks for large-scale projects previously, including the 2015 Junior World Rowing Championships in Rio and 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea, Oklahoma City Boathouse and Nathan Benderson State Park in Sarasota, just to name a few. They have also been called upon to consult and design floating docks for Div. I collegiate rowing programs around the country.

“Our company takes the words ‘Made in America’ seriously and works to deliver quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service while still being competitive on price,” said John Harrison, AccuDock’s founder and president. “While other companies may be forced to cut costs by purchasing much cheaper products internationally, we are steadfast in our goal of ensuring that virtually every part and product we use comes from
the U.S.A.”

As an example of their commitment, AccuDock purchases hundreds of thousands of pounds of aluminum each year and recently had the opportunity to buy from a Chinese company at half the cost, but declined, citing the need to honor their American-made pledge. All raw materials processed by AccuDock are made in the United States.

According to Jason Harrison, AccuDock’s general manager, delivering on this stage and at this level takes a total team effort.

“We pride ourselves on using American-made products for virtually everything we design and build, so we look at this as an opportunity to showcase our many partner companies around the U.S. as well,” said Harrison. “Many international companies with whom we work look at the ‘Made in America’ stamp on our products as a statement of quality and a higher standard.”

In addition to designing for rowing events, AccuDock handles an array of commercial and residential installations, including offering ADA compliant design installations for kayak and canoe launch docks.

The company also handles large-scale government contracts, including building docks used to refurbish Naval ships in Tokyo. AccuDock’s GSA contract gives the highest discounted rate for government project purchases and provides a full product catalogue for direct purchasing by governmental agencies. Additionally, AccuDock is ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified, which means it meets the rigorous international standards on which many global companies base their purchasing
decisions.

To learn more about AccuDock, visit www.accudock.com.

 

Media contact:  Ryan Julison, Julison Communications, (321) 377-6877

 

Polaritas and Accudock Collaborate

 

Two father-son owned companies from halfway

around the world collaborate to revolutionize watersports

    

 

            Pompano Beach, Fla. — (January 6, 2016) – Two successful family-owned and operated companies in different time zones and from vastly different cultures will collaborate to offer a streamlined package designed to benefit rowing, canoeing and other watersports around the world.

AccuDock, a Florida-based floating dock-maker and Hungarian company Polaritas, a company that designs starting systems for rowing and other watersports races, will work together to create a ‘one-stop shop’ to offer a turnkey package for organizations seeking to host rowing and other watersports events.

Both AccuDock and Polaritas have had significant success in the rowing world.  The companies have provided their respective products to high-profile international rowing events.  Polaritas has provided starting systems for rowing events at the past three Summer Olympics and AccuDock was the supplier for the rowing docks in Rio de Janeiro for the 2015 World Junior Championships.

Ironically, both companies are led by father-son duos:  John and Jason Harrison at AccuDock and Jozsef and Laszlo Grand from Polaritas.

“We had heard many positive things about Polaritas in our interaction with rowing organizations primarily internationally,” said John Harrison, AccuDock’s founder and president.  “Once we met with Jozsef and Laszlo and learned more about their company, we were convinced that our collaboration would not only benefit our respective organizations, but potentially the sport of rowing as well.”

According to Jozsef Grand, Polaritas was founded in 1984 and began developing its prototype Automatic Starting System in 1997 following a request from an employee for assistance with his son’s upcoming canoe race.  The company spent the next five years testing and refining the product.  After successful implementation in a variety of rowing events, Swiss-Timing contracted with Polaritas to provide starting systems for the rowing competition at the Summer Olympics in Athens.  Polaritas has since installed their products in 35 countries around the world.

“We feel a great sense of synergy with AccuDock and share the same commitment to quality and customer service,” said Grand.  “One of our collective objectives is to take our experience from Europe and other international destinations and work to enhance the sport of rowing the in U.S.”

AccuDock isn’t a secret in the rowing and watersports industry.  Founded in 1993, the company’s sales and reputation have grown tremendously around the world over the years.

The company has designed and built floating docks for large-scale projects previously, including the 2013 World Rowing Championships in South Korea, Oklahoma City Boathouse and Nathan Benderson State Park in Sarasota, just to name a few.  They have also been called upon to consult and design floating docks for Div. I collegiate programs around the country.

AccuDock and Polaritas are both ISO (International Organization for Standardization) certified, which means they meet the rigorous international standards on which many global companies base purchasing decisions.

To learn more about AccuDock, visit www.accudock.com.  To learn more about Polaritas, visit www.polaritas.com.

 

Media contact:  Ryan Julison, Julison Communications, (321) 377-6877