Bass Cat and Yar-Craft to increase production by 50%
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Bass Cat and sister company Yar-Craft have announced plans to increase the number of boats produced at their Arkansas facility by more than 50%.
The project is expected to create around 60 new jobs, will expand existing facilities by 18,000 square feet and see the construction of a new building.
The company says that improved marketing, sales and new product development have driven demand ahead of market growth over the past three years. The expansion will enable both brands to reduce the resulting significant backlog.
Announcing the plans last week, Bill Yeargin, CEO of parent company Correct Craft, and Rick Pierce, President of both brands, said they were thrilled to see what the future holds for Bass Cat and Yar-Craft.
“The entire team has worked hard to get where we are today and this project will help our thrust into the future. Things here are extremely bright,” said Pierce.