As most of you are probably aware, our parent company is ironically named Teak Isle Mfg. With the introduction of marine grade plastics in the early 90’s, specifically King Starboard, the marine industry underwent a dramatic shift away from wood component parts towards plastic component parts.
In 1990, 90%+ of Teak Isle’s fabricated parts were composed of Wood. By 1995, 90%+ were plastic.
So what were the reasons for such a quick and dramatic material switch? [continue reading…]