Sportsman Boats expanding existing operations in Dorchester County

For Immediate Release

August 24, 2017

 

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing expanding
existing

Dorchester County operations

Company creating 100 new jobs and growing facility

 

COLUMBIA, S.C.
Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a provider of premium boats, is expanding its
existing Dorchester County operations. To grow its facility, the company is
investing $3.5 million and creating 100 new jobs.

 

Sportsman’s product offerings currently include 21 models of
center consoles and bay boats. Ranging in size from 17 – 31 feet, the boats are
designed for saltwater enthusiasts.

 

Located at 113 Isaac Way in Summerville, S.C., the company
will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space to its existing facility
to accommodate the growth of its upholstery, welding and small part fabrication
operations. In addition, Sportsman Boats has just completed an 800 kilowatt
(kW) solar power system mounted on the roof of its facility. The state-of-the-art
technology is designed to bolster the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts.

 

Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and
interested applicants should send resumes to Sportsman Boats Manufacturing,
P.O. Box 2100, Summerville, S.C. 29484.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development
credits related to the project.  

 

QUOTES 

“Sportsman Boats is proud to have roots here in South
Carolina and Dorchester County, and we are excited about our continued growth.
It is refreshing to live and work in a state that is pro-business and to be
able to work with local and state officials to help provide good jobs for our
fellow citizens.” –Sportsman Boats
President Tommy Hancock
 

“When a company doing business here decides to reinvest and
further commit to our state and our people, it shows that South Carolina is one
of the best places in the world to be doing business. Sportsman Boats’ decision
to expand in Summerville shows that our exceptional workforce can accomplish
anything, and that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business.” –Gov. Henry McMaster
 

“We’re thrilled to congratulate Sportsman Boats on today’s
announcement, as this new expansion in Dorchester County shows that they remain
committed to South Carolina and our people. The company’s decision to expand
its footprint is a testament to the increasingly diverse economy we’ve cultivated
here.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
 

“Sportsman Boats has been a great community partner for many
years in Dorchester County. They manufacture a great product line and take
pride in their work and in our community. We are excited to see them invest in
our county with another expansion, which adds 100 quality jobs. We look forward
to helping them continue to grow their business, making Dorchester County a
great place to live, work and play.”
–Dorchester
County Council Chairman Jay Byars

FIVE FAST FACTS

 

  • Sportsman
    Boats Manufacturing
    is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations.

  • $3.5
    million investment to create 100 new jobs
    .

  • Sportsman Boats will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space
    to accommodate its upholstery, welding and small part fabrication operations.

  • The company recently completed an 800 kW rooftop solar system to bolster
    the facility’s sustainability efforts.

  • Hiring for the new positions is already
    underway, and interested applicants should send resumes to Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, P.O. Box 2100, Summerville, S.C. 29484.

 

About
S.C. Department of Commerce

As
South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of
Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow.
Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW,
Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire,
LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and
also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development
initiatives. Commerce partners with the
S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker
training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years,
IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the
nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state
won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development
magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit
www.SCcommerce.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Adrienne R.
Fairwell, APR

Director of
Marketing & Communications

South Carolina
Department of Commerce

(803) 737-1998
afairwell@sccommerce.com

www.SCcommerce.com

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