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SeaVee opens new facility

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SeaVee Boats opened a new facility in Medley, Fla. The builder said it wanted to remain in Dade County but found locating a large property challenging.

“By 2015, it was clear the company needed to consolidate operations from three South Florida locations into one central facility to scale production capacity and add enough space for larger boat models,” SeaVee said in a statement.

The company located a 9-acre property that was a former EPA Superfund site. “SeaVee teamed up with T.A. Builders to overcome a long list of design, permitting and site preparation challenges before construction could begin,” the statement said. “State and local agencies had to work with federal officials at the EPA to champion the conversion of the Superfund site and assure all stakeholders it was ready for redevelopment. The hilly site also had to be leveled, graded, and proper drainage had to be installed before the giant slab could be poured to support the 180,000-square-foot manufacturing hall and service center.”

The company also built a tilt-up concrete building to accompany the existing small parts lamination center for a total of 220,000 square feet of working space. SeaVee said construction was completed in less than 18 months.

“The new facility is nearly three times larger than the previous factory and may employ over 300 people,” the statement said. “It significantly scales capacity and features a dedicated production line for boats over 40 feet in preparation for a new product launch in 2020.”

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It includes an automated CNC cutter and router, specialized ventilation, composites lamination center, metal shop, and rigging shops for T-tops, towers and consoles. “The assembly lines are equipped with dedicated catwalks to facilitate easier access to boats for both staff and customers alike,” the statement said. “There’s a pool on the factory floor specifically designed for in-water testing to spot leaks and run the plumbing for air conditioners, sea chests and bait wells, Seakeepers, generators and washdown systems without having to trailer to Biscayne Bay. Sales offices were designed with windows overlooking the production line.”

The company said the facility also will serve as as a “visit” center for customers.



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