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Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Expands Summerville, South Carolina, Operations

Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc., a family-owned and operated maker of saltwater fishing boats, plans to expand its operations in Summerville, South Carolina. The $8 million project is expected to create 75 jobs in Dorchester County.

Located at 113 Sportsman Way the expansion will increase the company’s manufacturing capacity to meet the growing demands of the boating market. The investment includes a 75,000-square-foot climate-controlled building that will accommodate the manufacturing of small fiberglass parts and powder coating.

“Our organization has grown tremendously since 2012. A big part of that success has been made possible by the support of Dorchester County and the world-class labor force available in this area. We have a great future ahead of us for our brand, our family of employees and our manufacturing facility. Our expansion sets that plan in motion and further solidifies our future,” Sportsman Boats President Tommy Hancock said.

Headquartered in Dorchester County, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc. produces family-friendly center console boats that feature the latest designs, procedures and materials to offer customers unparalleled performance with a safe and comfortable ride. Operating since 2012, Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc. began as a start-up company.

"Sportsman Boats Manufacturing Inc. 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 $8 million investment and 75 new jobs,” added Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.

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