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Sea Pro Boats Expands Operations in Winnsboro, South Carolina

12/23/2019
Sea Pro Boats, a saltwater fishing boat manufacturer, plans to expand operations in Winnsboro, South Carolina. The more than $3 million investment is expected to create 135 new jobs in Fairfield County.

The Fairfield County facility, located at 396 State Highway 34 East in Winnsboro, will be Sea Pro Boats, LLC's second location in South Carolina. This new facility will add the production of larger center console boats, greater than 24 feet in length, to its product line. The company's expansion is expected to be completed by June 2020. As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project. A $1.25 million Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Fairfield County to assist with costs related to this project.

"We couldn't be more excited about the opportunity to expand operations into Fairfield County. As South Carolina Central Midlands natives ourselves, Jimmy Hancock and I are proud to be blessed with a growing business where we can provide jobs and opportunities to our friends and neighbors. Winnsboro felt like the right move for us to hopefully provide a little light to a community with the pride in which we build our boats. We hope that this expansion will provide another stake supporting the banner that South Carolina is THE state for global manufacturing,” said Sea Pro Boats, LLC Co-Owner Preston Wrenn.

"We are thrilled with the decision of Sea Pro Boats, LLC to expand in Fairfield County. This investment will create 135 new jobs and be a wonderful addition to a growing manufacturing base. Winnsboro is ready to support Sea Pro Boats, LLC with utilities while the population welcomes the job opportunities. Sea Pro Boats, LLC will be well supported by local businesses. As a county, we need to keep moving forward; great things are happening here, and we have no plans on stopping,” Fairfield County Council Chairman Neil Robinson said.

"It's a special day when a company decides to expand within our state because it shows that we have the workforce and business environment that companies need to grow and succeed. Sea Pro Boats, LLC is a great South Carolina company that we are proud of, and we congratulate them on their investment that will bring 135 more jobs to Fairfield County,” said Governor Henry McMaster.

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