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Bonafide Kayaks Building Manufacturing Plant in Greenville, South Carolina

08/09/2017
Bonafide Kayaks, a manufacturer and producer of fishing kayaks, is launching new manufacturing operations in Greenville, South Carolina. The company is investing $2 million with plans to create 76 new jobs over the next three years.

Located at 10 Quest Lane, Suite B in Greenville, the company’s manufacturing operations will include rotomolding and assembly. Construction on the facility is already underway, and the first manufacturing operations are expected to come online by December 2017. Hiring should begin in the third quarter of 2017.

“We looked long and hard for the best place to set up our manufacturing operations, and Greenville, South Carolina. offers everything we were looking for. It’s one of the best places in the world to live; there’s a thriving workforce available; it’s a great shipping point; and, every resource and utility we need are readily available. We couldn’t be happier to call Greenville our new home,” said Bonafide Kayaks CEO Luther Cifers.

“The talented workforce in South Carolina has established a reputation as one of the best in the world that can build anything they’re asked to build. Bonafide Kayaks’ decision to invest in Greenville and its people is another example of our state being open for business to companies of every kind,” Governor Henry McMaster said.

“South Carolina is home to a broad range of companies, both large and small. We’re proud that Bonafide Kayaks has decided to add their company to the list of diverse firms that operate within our borders,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

“In Greenville County, we cherish up-and-coming small businesses. They are the foundation and the future of our strong, diverse economy. We could not be more proud to have Bonafide Kayaks join our great community,” Greenville County Council Chairman H.G. “Butch” Kirven, Jr. said.

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