Maverick Boat Group to create 100 jobs in St. Lucie County, Fl.
The expansion will also invest $7 million in the local economy.
Scott Deal, founder and CEO of MBG, said, "We’ve fully outgrown the capacity of existing facilities and need a lot more room for production. Our plan is to be fully operational by next summer, get in there and start building boats.
"In the final phase we’ll be adding a total of 277,000 square feet of new production space. It’s very important and significant that our region and leaders are facilitating and recognizing the importance of manufacturing jobs like the ones we provide.
"The jobs are essential, not subject to offshoring, and preserve the legacy of boat building and manufacturing that is an organic part of the community culture."
The new facility will house larger models and free up capacity at Maverick Boat Group’s existing 9.5-acre facility in Ft. Pierce, which will increase production and expand model offerings for each of the company’s four brands.
Construction of the new manufacturing facility will begin this summer, and MBG will continue manufacturing its Maverick, Cobia, Pathfinder and Hewes brands sold around the world at its current facility. The new facility will add an additional 38 acres to their headquarters. ■