SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- Sportsman Boats Manufacturing is moving into a larger facility. The $2.35 million
investment is expected to generate 50 new jobs within the next five years.
pleased with the success we've had here in Dorchester County and we're looking
forward to growing our operations here," said
Tommy Hancock, president of Sportsman Boats Manufacturing. "This expansion is a big step for our
company. South Carolina has provided a great fit for our business and we
appreciate all the support we've received from state and local officials."
The new 72,600 square foot facility is on Isaac Way next to Eastport Industrial Park. The company expects to be fully moved into the new
facility by Labor Day.
exciting to see one of our existing businesses grow, and we're thrilled to see
Sportsman Boats Manufacturing expand less than two years after first setting up
shop in Dorchester County. We celebrate the company's decision to invest $2.35
million and create 50 new jobs in Summerville," said Gov. Nikki
According to the release, South Carolina has recruited more than $9 billion in capital investment
and more than 23,000 jobs in the manufacturing sector since January
Carolinians know how to build things, and build them well. Sportsman Boats
Manufacturing's expansion adds momentum to the Palmetto State's manufacturing
renaissance, and we look forward to them continuing to grow and create jobs that
will have an impact," said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.
projects like this speak volumes for Dorchester County's reputation," said
Dorchester County Council Chairman Bill Hearn. "Our boat manufacturing sector
has seen continued growth over the last few years, and Sportsman Boats
Manufacturing is no exception. We thank Sportsman Boats for partnering with
Dorchester County and look forward to seeing their company continue to thrive in
will begin hiring for the new positions this month. Anyone interested in job
opportunities should visit the company's careers web page at www.sportsmanboatsmfg.com/Careers.html.