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Humminbird Expands Eufaula, Alabama, Manufacturing Plant

A leading maker of marine electronics products, Humminbird is expanding operations at its plant in Barbour County, Alabama. The project is expected to create roughly 75 jobs.

The 27,400 square-foot expansion will increase the facility’s production and assembly areas by more than 25 percent. The investment will also include significant purchases of new capital equipment. The Eufaula plant currently employs 222 full-time workers, along with 65 part-timers.

“Humminbird has grown significantly over the last six years and we expect it to continue to grow,” said Craig Packard, general manager of the company’s Alabama facility. “To increase our capacity to meet future demand, we are investing in growing our workforce and continuing to expand our facilities.”

This expansion follows a 17,000-square-foot addition, which increased the facility’s warehouse space by 40 percent.

“It’s always significant when a company that makes first-class products like Humminbird chooses to expand its Alabama operations because that shows real confidence in the workforce and in the operation’s future success,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.“This growth represents an exciting new chapter for Humminbird in Eufaula.”

Humminbird, founded in 1971 and now part of Racine, Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors, produces marine electronics products including fish finders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products.

“Humminbird and Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics, Inc. have been a great partner in Eufaula for over 50 years. They are pioneers in the fishing electronics industry and continue to set a very high bar for the industry today,” said Philip Clayton, director of economic development at the Eufaula Barbour County Chamber of Commerce.

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