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BRP Announces Manitou Expansion

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Michigan-based BRP yesterday announced that it will expand its Manitou pontoon factory in Lansing and add manufacturing and warehouse capacity in St. Johns. The expansion is expected to create nearly 200 jobs.

"BRP has continued to grow its marine portfolio with strategic acquisitions of world class brands like Manitou, Alumacraft and Quintrex, and expanding their production capacity,” Karim Donnez, senior vice president, marine group, said in a statement. "As with all our products, we are committed to gaining market share in this sector, and we rely on Michigan's highly skilled and experienced workforce to continue helping us in achieving our goals.”

Added Michigan Economic Development Corp. CEO Quentin Messe: "BRP's continued investment in Michigan underscores our state's manufacturing leadership, the strength of our business climate and talented workforce. "This project is a win for the Lansing region and for the entire state.”

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