Company creating 100 new jobs and growing facility
Columbia, SC — Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, a provider of premium boats, is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations. To grow its facility, the company is investing $3.5 million and creating 100 new jobs.
Sportsman’s product offerings currently include 21 models of center consoles and bay boats. Ranging in size from 17 – 31 feet, the boats are designed for saltwater enthusiasts.
Located at 113 Isaac Way in Summerville, S.C., the company will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space to its existing facility to accommodate the growth of its upholstery, welding and small part fabrication operations. In addition, Sportsman Boats has just completed an 800-kilowatt (kW) solar power system mounted on the roof of its facility. The state-of-the-art technology is designed to bolster the company’s ongoing sustainability efforts.
Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should send resumes to Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, P.O. Box 2100, Summerville, S.C. 29484.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.
“Sportsman Boats is proud to have roots here in South Carolina and Dorchester County, and we are excited about our continued growth. It is refreshing to live and work in a state that is pro-business and to be able to work with local and state officials to help provide good jobs for our fellow citizens.” –Sportsman Boats President Tommy Hancock
“When a company doing business here decides to reinvest and further commit to our state and our people, it shows that South Carolina is one of the best places in the world to be doing business. Sportsman Boats’ decision to expand in Summerville shows that our exceptional workforce can accomplish anything, and that South Carolina is ‘Just right’ for business.” –Governor Henry McMaster
“We’re thrilled to congratulate Sportsman Boats on today’s announcement, as this new expansion in Dorchester County shows that they remain committed to South Carolina and our people. The company’s decision to expand its footprint is a testament to the increasingly diverse economy we’ve cultivated here.” –Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
“Sportsman Boats has been a great community partner for many years in Dorchester County. They manufacture a great product line and take pride in their work and in our community. We are excited to see them invest in our county with another expansion, which adds 100 quality jobs. We look forward to helping them continue to grow their business, making Dorchester County a great place to live, work and play.” –Dorchester County Council Chairman Jay Byars
Five Fast Facts
- Sportsman Boats Manufacturing is expanding its existing Dorchester County operations.
- $3.5 million investment to create 100 new jobs.
- Sportsman Boats will be adding 70,000 square feet of production space to accommodate its upholstery, welding and small part fabrication operations.
- The company recently completed an 800 kW rooftop solar system to bolster the facility’s sustainability efforts.
- Hiring for the new positions is already underway, and interested applicants should send resumes to Sportsman Boats Manufacturing, P.O. Box 2100, Summerville, S.C. 29484.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. In three of five years, IBM-Plant Location International reports ranked South Carolina first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, per capita. The state won the Gold Shovel Award and the Project of Year Award from Area Development magazine in 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.