When Eddie Marine opened for business in January 1993 it was mainly a distributor for various manufacturers. Since then we have made dramatic changes. Although we still distribute some quality products like Gaffrig by Livorsi, Eddie Marine has become primarily a leading manufacturer of quality marine products.
The first product line that we started manufacturing was billet aluminum hardware with our famous FUSIONCOAT. Fusion coating is a powder coating process utilizing top quality powders and special metal preparation. Since introducing our fusion coated hardware we have become the biggest supplier of this type of hardware to the custom boat industry.
To keep up with the demands of our industry we opened our own powder coating facilities in 1996. Fusioncoat primarily powder coats for Eddie Marine but it also has many other accounts. Fusioncoat can take your old faded anodized hardware and make it look new for a fraction of the cost of new hardware.
In 1997 we introduced our EMI THUNDER exhaust systems. Our exhaust for small and big block Chevrolet engines became an instant success. This success is attributed to the performance improvements and our attractive pricing. On the dyno, our exhaust outperforms our competitors hands down and not by only 2 or 3 horsepower. In some cases with an engine producing 500 horsepower, EMI THUNDER beat them by 15 and 20 horsepower. Our EMI SERIES also includes valve covers and breathers.
Our most recent venture is Eddie Machine Corporation. This company was started in 2000. We have all new CNC mills and lathes. This company will help Eddie Marine bring new and better products to the market. As you can see, we have been very busy the last eight years innovating and perfecting many marine products. And we will continue to work on new ideas to bring you, the customer, the highest quality marine products available. Our new catalog 5 is full of custom and high performance products. This catalog features new products. For the first time we added some color pages to show our abilities and products better.
I would like to thank all of our loyal customers and vendors that have helped Eddie Marine, Inc. in the last eight years. With this loyalty and support we can only get better.