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Yamaha Jet Boat to add 150 jobs in Vonore

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VONORE, TN (News Sentinel) - Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing USA is expanding its operations in Vonore, and will add 150 jobs.

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development said Monday that the company will buy a building adjacent to its current facility in Vonore. The new site should be operational by the end of 2015 and production should begin in mid- to late 2016, according to a news release.

“Having just completed a plant expansion in 2013, we are excited to continue to invest and grow our production operation in Monroe County,” Mike Fishback, the company's general manager, said in the release. “We have one of the most innovative boat manufacturing facilities in the world which has enabled Yamaha boats to continue to be the best-selling 16-foot to 25-foot family runabout boats in the industry.”

The new facility will add more than 36,000 square feet of production and office space, and represents an investment of $17.7 million.

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