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Scout Boats Expands Manufacturing Hub In Summerville, South Carolina

04/13/2017
Scout Boats, a designer and manufacturer of luxury coastal fishing boats, is expanding its existing manufacturing facility at 2351 Highway 78 West in Summerville, South Carolina.

The expansion includes a new 120,000-square-foot facility, designed to accommodate the company’s new 53-foot yacht model. The company is adding multiple new boat models to its product catalog, bringing $10.9 million of capital investment and creating 370 new jobs in Dorchester County.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $350,000 Set Aside grant was also awarded to Dorchester County for road improvements associated with this project.

“We’ve been a long-standing boat builder and employer in South Carolina over the past three decades. From our humble beginnings to now one of the most respected and innovative boat builders in the industry, we are proud of our heritage and excited about our future. We couldn’t be where we are today without them or the support of our state. We’re excited about our future plans, as well as providing an incredible place to work for our current and future workforce here in Summerville,” said Scout Boats Founder & CEO Steve Potts.

“South Carolina’s economy continues to grow with great companies like Scout Boats investing in our state and our people. Our state’s manufacturing industry is one of the most important forces driving our economy, and that’s because our skilled workforce has proven that it’s better than any other in the world,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“We would like to congratulate Scout Boats for their tremendous investment in Dorchester County and in the State of South Carolina. The Palmetto State has been leading the way in manufacturing for some time now, and announcements from homegrown companies like this one ensure that South Carolina will continue to stay on top,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

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