TruPlug, a Santa Clarita, California-based manufacturer of an emergency plug for boats, has named North West Marine Distributors of Aldergrove, BC, its official Canadian distributor.
North West Marine Distributors will have the rights to sell TruPlug patented products in the regional Canadian marketplace. The distributor also offers other marine products from around the world.
The TruPlug is a tapered circular cone-shaped plug made of foam. The solid, spongy cellular material acts as a temporary or emergency plug to prevent water from entering a circular, oval or irregular hole caused by emergency maintenance or hull breach. The TruPlug Mini works the same way but is designed for smaller and inflatable boats, and fits holes of one and three-quarter inch and smaller. The TruPlug Mini can also double as a floating keychain.
"The Canadian marketplace has a thriving maritime community, and we can't wait to hit the ground running there with North West Marine,' said Henry Goldman, Chief Operating Officer of TruPlug. "North West Marine's extensive distribution network will enable us to reach more boaters in a short amount of time, helping us hit our critical distribution goals.'
"We are very excited to add TruPlug to our range of specialty items; the initial feedback from customers has been very positive,' said Stu Blair, Sales Manager at North West Marine. "We have already shipped multiple orders to dealers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.'
North West Marine has a reach of over 100 retail stores. TruPlug has also signed distribution agreements with maritime distributors in Australia, New Zealand, Tokyo and Denmark.