Crownline inundated with job applications

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. – Since the new owners of Crownline Boats announced last Friday that the company was looking to hire 100 employees, more than 350 employment applications have been submitted, according to a report in the Southern Illinoisan.

Because of the huge response, the company no longer plans to hold a job fair to seek employees. Instead, applications will continue to be accepted at Man-Tra-Con Corp. offices in West Frankfort, Marion, Carbondale, Du Quoin and Mount Vernon, the Southern reports.

About 50 percent the applications so far were submitted by former Crownline employees.

New owners Tony Zielinski and David Wilson held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to officially reopen operations at the Crownline plant.


  1. Donald E. Huite

    ive worked at just about every boat factory in southern il. ive been wanting to work at crownline and I have in the past. I have a 6 yr old son and its getting very hard to find work in w. Frankfort…I worked in grind and trim under Rick Dolderer.i was a dedicated employee and Rick was a wonderful boss and leader. I would really appreciate any help I could get to work at this great company again. Rick knows me and knows what kind of worker I am. I would be honered to work at crownline again..please help number 618-932-3292 or 618-579-5553..i would work hard in any department and would take the utmost pride in building these wonderful boats once again..please help me…Donald Huite

  2. Ive worked at boat factories doing touch up on boats. I’m very good at my job. I am a hard worker, my work is spectacular. Rob Goinn was my supervisor. He knows MY work. Im, good and fast. I truly love doing this kind of work ,I have done touch up since 1998. I really hope u give me a chance to prove myself u will not be disappointed. thank you for your time.

    • Hi Raquel,

      Unfortunately this is an article from eight years ago, but if you are looking for open boating industry jobs, you can find them at!


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