Scout Boats Inc., a manufacturer of sport fishing boats, will invest $2.5 million to expanding its Summerville, South Carolina, manufacturing facility, with plans to create 300 jobs in Dorchester County.
The company is building an additional 30,000 square feet onto its 182,000-square-foot facility. The expanded factory in Summerville will build composite parts for newly designed LXF series and component parts for the new 275 and 320 Dorado series.
"Scout Boats is very proud that here in Summerville, South Carolina, are some of the most skilled craftsmen in the world of recreational boat building. Our Premium brand is sought after around the world by some of the most discriminating boaters,” Steve Potts, President/CEO of Scout Boats Inc.
"Scout Boats is a great example of South Carolina-grown entrepreneurship. They began here in our state, and they continue to grow and strengthen our economy. We congratulate them on their $2.5 million investment and 300 new jobs,” Governor Nikki Haley. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits for the project.
"When a business begins in South Carolina and grows the way Scout Boats has, it sends the signal that we are a place that fosters new developments and manufacturing innovations. We appreciate Scout Boats' commitment and long-standing relationship with Dorchester County and our state,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
"The expansion of South Carolina manufacturers like Scout Boats is a testament to our state's positive business climate and the growth of manufacturing across the Southeast. The South Carolina Ports Authority looks forward to continuing to meet Scout Boats' export needs through the Port of Charleston,” Jim Newsome, President/CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority.