ORLANDO, Fla. - Correct Craft, Inc. produced its first boat at its new 216,000-square-foot facility on Thursday, the company said in a press release yesterday.
The company began transitioning to its new location in east Orlando, Fla., on June 10. Prior to the move, Correct Craft's 356 employees occupied several separate buildings along Orange Avenue in south Orlando.
W.C. Meloon founded Correct Craft in the Pine Castle area of South Orlando in 1925.
“My family built boats in that area for more than eighty-one years,” said Gary Meloon, vice president of sales. “Moving all of those assets without interrupting production was an enormous task. Fortunately we have a great group of employees and together we got the job done.”
Correct Craft's new facility is located on 137 acres in the International Corporate Parkway complex. In addition to the manufacturing facility and office building, the company constructed two lakes to test boats and host water ski and wakeboard tournaments.
The first boat completely produced in the facility was a 2006 Air Nautique SV-211 Team Edition that will ship to its final destination in California.
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