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GLOVERSVILLE, NY – September 26, 2003 - Taylor Made Products has expanded its line of dock protection products with the introduction of DockGard™ fabric-covered polyethylene foam dock cushions.


The versatile DockGard edging consists of a tight-knit heavy-duty polyester outer layer, over an interior foam material. The fabric layer has high UV stability and extra abrasion resistant qualities. The inner foam layer is closed-cell PE, which means superior impact performance and very low water absorption. Most models also have full-width LPDE backing for improved mounting strength.


The DockGard products are designed to protect boats up to 50 ft., and are offered in a wide range of sizes and configurations for mounting on horizontal edges, vertical pilings, corners and curves.


The flexible, strong DockGard bumpers will not deteriorate or harden with age and will not scuff or mar the boat. The fabric covering cleans easily with soap and water.


Taylor Made Products, a member of the Taylor Made Group®, is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock products, flags, pennants and hardware.


Headquartered in Gloversville, NY, the Taylor Made Group, Inc. has 95 years of experience as one of the recreational marine industry’s largest, most diversified suppliers. The Taylor Made Group includes Taylor Made Products, Taylor Made Systems and Taylorbrite LLC. The Group operates 11 facilities in the United States, the Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Employing more than 800 associates, its products are distributed through a worldwide distribution network.

Taylor Made Products’

DockGard™ Bumper


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