Boat manufacturer to create nearly 100 jobs in Dickson County
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Ebbtide Holdings LLC officials today announced that the boat manufacturer will establish a plant in White Bluff and create nearly 100 jobs over the next five years.
“With our rich manufacturing legacy and pro-business environment, Tennessee is a place where leading businesses can invest and provide quality jobs for our residents,” Rolfe said. “I’d like to thank Ebbtide Holdings LLC for investing in Dickson County and bringing boat manufacturing back to White Bluff.”
Ebbtide Holdings LLC, makers of Boca Bay and Aquasport boats, is locating operations in an existing industrial building at 2545 Jones Creek Road in Dickson County. Ebbtide Holdings LLC is investing in facility upgrades and anticipates the 140,000-square-foot plant will be operational in the fourth quarter of 2018. The company will manufacture center console sporting boats ranging from 20 to 30 feet in length at the new facility.
“Ebbtide Holdings LLC is proud to call White Bluff, Tennessee home. We are very excited to tap into the experienced boat builders in the area,” Stephen Daves, president of Ebbtide Holdings LLC, said. “I’d like to thank Dickson County and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development for supporting us so we can bring boat building back to Dickson County.”
Local officials applauded Ebbtide Holdings LLC for its investment in White Bluff.
“I welcome Ebbtide Holdings LLC’s commitment to Dickson County,” Dickson County Mayor Bob Rial said. “Thank you to Ebbtide Holdings LLC for bringing nearly 100 quality manufacturing jobs to Dickson County and strengthening our local economy.”
“TVA and Dickson Electric System congratulate Ebbtide Holdings LLC on its decision to locate in Dickson County,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “Helping to create job opportunities and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service and we are proud to partner with the Dickson County Chamber of Commerce, Dickson County, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission.”
White Bluff and Dickson County are represented by Sen. Kerry Robert (R – Springfield), Rep. Michael Curcio (R – Dickson) and Rep. Mary Littleton (R – Dickson) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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