WASHINGTON, N.C. — Liberty, owner of Fountain Power Boats and Baja, and American Marine Holdings, owner of Donzi Marine and Pro-Line, announced that manufacturing operations for Donzi and Pro-Line will be moved from production facilities in Sarasota and Crystal River, Fla. to Liberty’s facility in Washington, N.C., according to a recent press release from Liberty.
John Walker, vice president and chief operating officer of Liberty, explained in the release, “Donzi and Pro-Line will enjoy the benefits of a state of the art, wholly self-contained facility right on the water. At the same time, the added production volume will significantly enhance manufacturing efficiency at the North Carolina plant.”
Walker says the move in production will provide significant advantages to Liberty’s brands.
“After evaluating our options, North Carolina was really the only logical choice. The state has a very refreshing pro-industry stance, and the economic development people have been excellent to work with. We feel very welcome here. Beyond the many economic considerations, Eastern North Carolina has a very stable, skilled workforce and a strong boat building heritage,” Walker added.
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