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Outdoor Network Expands Operations & Distribution in Albany, Georgia

Marine and power sports company Outdoor Network will invest nearly $22 million in two projects in Albany, Georgia. The company’s new advanced manufacturing facility and expansion of their distribution center headquarters is expected to create 92 jobs.

Outdoor Network’s distribution center, located at 1601 South Slappey Blvd., will be 230,000-square-feet once fully completed. This new advanced distribution facility will deliver 52 additional jobs to the area. The manufacturing facility for 125- to 200-horsepower diesel outboard engines, located at 1116 Industry Ave., will create 40 new jobs.

“At ODN, we are doing our part to bring jobs back to the U.S. with the decision to locate our new manufacturing facility in Albany and produce the complete lineup of 125- through 200-horsepower OXE Diesel Outboard Motors. Currently these motors are being manufactured in Sweden, but ODN was successful in winning the contract for U.S. production by demonstrating to OXE Marine that Albany has a suitable workforce,” said Outdoor Network CEO Martin Polo.

“While we promote Georgia as a location for companies from all over the world, it makes us extremely proud to see a Georgia business grow at home. Since 2012, Outdoor Network has been creating opportunities for the people of southwest Georgia, and I want to thank them for their continued commitment to our state as we work on providing the best business climate for them to be successful,” said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. “I’m grateful to our local partners at the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission who are great partners and have helped foster the state’s long-term relationship with Outdoor Network.”

“It has been great working with the leadership at Outdoor Network as they once again made the decision to ‘Choose Albany’ as the site of their expansion of existing operations, as well as the location of their new manufacturing project,” said Matt Reed, interim president of the Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission. “We are fortunate to have a partner like Outdoor Network investing in our community and providing well-paying jobs to the citizens of Albany and Dougherty County.”

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