Englund Marine & Industrial is celebrating its 75th year in business this year.
On Friday, July 19, in celebration of the milestone, the company will be hosting a “thank you” event at each of their seven retail stores. The entire Englund family and the crews at all the locations wish to express their gratitude for the long years of support given to them by their customers and the communities they serve. There will be drawings, giveaways and special deals on clothing, boots and raingear. All customers, community members and suppliers are encouraged to stop by, join in the festivities, and take advantage of the sale prices.
Englund Marine was founded on July 22, 1944 by Axel and Freda Englund in a small store front at the foot of 15th Street in Astoria. It continues today as a family-run business. Axel’s son, Jon Englund, is the current CEO. There are also four grandsons active in the company; Kurt Englund works at the Astoria store and is the company’s president, Jay Englund manages the Raft Shop in Warrenton, Dean Fleck is manager at the Newport store and Mark Fleck manages the Coos Bay store.
The company has grown over the years to include seven retail stores in harbor towns along the Washington, Oregon and Northern California coasts. They also operate a life raft certification and re-pack station in Warrenton, as well as three wholesale warehouses in Oregon, Arizona and Montana.
Englund Marine prides itself in being the go-to store in their communities for boating, outdoor clothing and industrial products. The company has products for commercial and recreational fishermen, professional tradesmen and weekend warriors. They also have full-service rigging shops for fabrication, splicing, custom rigging and hydraulics in two of the seven store locations.