Author Archives: Michelle Allshouse

Team Building at the Bass Master Classic

(Hickory, NC – March 22nd, 2024)

Team Building at the Bass Master Classic: A Unique Blend of Industry Engagement and Employee Appreciation

In an era when employee engagement and workplace satisfaction are more crucial than ever, innovative companies are finding unique ways to blend industry involvement with team-building activities. HK Research is one such company, leading in the gel coat manufacturing sector, and has taken this concept to new heights, proving that learning and team bonding can extend far beyond the confines of the office.

Last year, the company orchestrated an unforgettable field trip for its Hickory, NC, team to a prominent boat show. This event allowed the team to admire the exquisite boats made with their products and interact with industry experts, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for their work. The success and positive feedback from this trip have paved the way for another exciting adventure in 2024.

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Celebrating Excellence: Earning the Malibu Supplier of the Year Award

(Hickory, NC – November 14th, 2023)

In a world where excellence is pursued but seldom reached, HK Research’s relentless drive and strategic planning have propelled them into the spotlight, culminating in the prestigious Malibu Supplier of the Year award. This recognition is a testament to the company’s quality products and service and a reflection of its innovative vision and hard work.

Malibu Boats, the largest towboat builder globally, is renowned for its uncompromising quality and innovation. It accounts for one-third of new towboat builds worldwide. Winning the Supplier of the Year Award from such a titan in the marine industry is no small feat. It signifies trust, consistency, and excellence that few can claim to achieve.

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Chris Burris Joins HK as Technical Service Representative

(Hickory, NC – December 14th, 2022) HK Research is pleased to announce Chris Burris has joined HK Research as Technical Service Representative.

Chris brings a variety of experience to HK which includes production work in lamination, gel coat, gel coat repair, and pultrusion. He has 19 years of experience in the boating industry, earning the role of supervisor over gel coat and lamination 5 years ago.

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