Scout Boats announced in a statement that it is building a 21,000-square-foot product development and engineering facility at its manufacturing headquarters in Summerville, S.C.
The $3 million facility will include Scout’s research and development offices, as well as two new five-axis routers for cutting tooling. Completion is expected for next spring.
Scout currently houses R&D in one of four production buildings. The new building will encompass the company’s light resin transfer molding space for composite parts.
“Our new dedicated PD&E building will allow us to house our research and development as well as our lead engineering teams under one roof here on campus,” CEO Steve Potts said in a statement. “It combines all of our product-development teams and incredible minds in one place, allowing them to work together and perform more efficiently.”
The company says the expansion will result in the addition of 15 jobs.
“We’ve created a campus with a strong labor force that takes great pride in their work and provides dedication to their duties,” Potts said.