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Yamaha jet boat plant expanding in Vonore

3:37 PM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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A global manufacturer plans to expand its boat factory in East Tennessee, adding dozens of jobs.

Yamaha is investing $3 million dollars in its Vonore facility.  The plant, located in the Tellico West Industrial Park, makes jet boats.

The company bought an additional 7 acres at the site.  This expansion will create up to 100 new positions.  More than 340 employees already work at the facility.

According to the director of Industrial and Economic Development for Monroe County, this is Yamaha's third expansion there in the last ten years.

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