|Published: 9:21 AM, 10/15/2012
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
VONORE-The recent announcement that Sea
Ray is closing its Knoxville plant isn't expected to have an
immediate impact on the Vonore location.
The company recently announced it would
shutter the Knoxville operation and consolidate the jobs in Vonore
and Palm Coast, Florida.
Andrew E. Graves, president of the
Brunswick Boat Group, said in a statement, "We will consolidate our
U.S. cruiser production for Sea Ray into the Vonore and Palm Coast
facilities while producing Bayliner cruisers in Brazil. This will be
more efficient and still allow us to retain capacity equal to three
times our current worldwide cruiser demand, enabling us to adequately
increase production when the market improves."
See full story in the Sunday, Oct. 14, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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