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New Valdosta boat manufacturing facility to create 90 new jobs

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 16:08:43-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that Lowndes County will be getting 90 new jobs as part of boat company Correct Craft investing more than $1.7 million into a new manufacturing facility in Valdosta.

Correct Craft is a leader in building tournament inboard, freshwater fishing, utility and recreational boats, according to the press release.

Gov. Kemp said that Correct Craft's Valdosta facility will produce wakeboarding and wake surfing boats under its Supreme Boats brand.

"We are excited to see this project take root in Valdosta and the surrounding region, as we continue our mission to stimulate economic growth in rural Georgia," said Gov. Kemp.

The 90 new jobs coming to South Georgia will include careers in production, management, administration and maintenance, the announcement said.

"We are excited to welcome Correct Craft to our community,” said Valdosta Mayor Scott Matheson. “I appreciate the efforts and collaboration by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority and the State of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development to bring this new industry into our community."

Mayor Matheson said that the new advanced manufacturing facility will be located in the Azalea City Industrial Park, in an existing 165,000-square-foot space located at 601 Gil Harbin Industrial Boulevard in Valdosta.