Nautique hosted 50 members of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida on Wednesday to see the boatbuilder’s recently expanded manufacturing facility and processes.
Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin began the meeting by sharing the story of Correct Craft’s growth and acquisitions. After the Correct Craft update, Yeargin briefed the association’s members on his work with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Manufacturing Council.
The council is composed of about 25 business leaders who advise Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; Yeargin is co-chairman of the council’s Trade and Tax Committee.
The association regularly visits the factories of its members during the year to promote local manufacturing.
Nautique, a recent Florida Manufacturer of the Year, builds towboats at the recently expanded 270,000-square-foot facility in Orlando.
Members of the association were given an in-depth tour of Nautique’s facility and operations, including exclusive access to the boatbuilder’s methods, from product design and development to production.
“It is an honor to host the MACF members at our facility and share some insight to our recipe for creating the world’s best boats,” Nautique president Greg Meloon said in a statement. “We are proud of our team and innovative Nautique boats celebrated worldwide and manufactured here in the U.S.A.”