BoatUS set to break ground on new headquarters next week

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BoatUS said it will break ground on a new 65,000-square-foot corporate and association headquarters on Nov. 14 in Springfield, Va., near where the company began in 1966.

The event will take place at 4 p.m. at 5323 Port Royal Road (Braddock Road exit off 495).

The facility will offer customer service and nationwide 24/7 on-water/on-road dispatch operations for recreational boat owners.

Attending the groundbreaking will be BoatUS CEO Kirk La; Geico president and COO Bill Roberts; Fairfax County Braddock district supervisor John Cook; Fairfax County Springfield district supervisor Pat Herrity; and state Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax.

Geico Marine Insurance-owned BoatUS is the 17th-largest employer in Alexandria, Va., according to the company.

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