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Florida governor touts Boston Whaler’s growth

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Boston Whaler’s Edgewater headquarters earlier this month.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott visited Boston Whaler’s Edgewater headquarters earlier this month in an event the builder said served to highlight the recent completion of an 18-month-long expansion project.

The company added more than 58,000 square feet of under-roof manufacturing space and created more than 120 new jobs. Whaler and its sister company, Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, now employ more than 700 in Edgewater.

“Boston Whaler is one of many companies that have recognized Florida as the best place to grow their business and we are excited to celebrate their most recent expansion today,” a Boston Whaler statement quoted Scott as saying during the May 13 event.

“Job creators like Boston Whaler growing in our state have resulted in more than 841,000 new jobs since December 2010, which means more Floridians are able to provide for their families,” Scott added. “We will keep working to support this growth so Florida can become the global destination for jobs.”

Scott toured the plant, acknowledged Whaler’s employees and thanked the Volusia County Council and Edgewater Mayor Michael Ignasiak for supporting the expansion.

Whaler President Huw Bower emphasized the company’s loyalty not only to its customers, but also to the community it has called home for nearly three decades.

“Boston Whaler is committed to creating the safest, easiest to own and most exciting boats on the water, and Florida is truly the best place for us to meet that goal,” Bower said. “We are grateful to Gov. Scott for visiting our facility to highlight our recent incredible growth and we look forward to continuing to serve our great customers and grow our dedicated team here in the Sunshine State.”



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