Elkhart — Hurricane deck-boats, legendary innovator in versatile deck-boat designs, announced April 29 that it has started production in a new facility in Syracuse. The facility will be used to increase the production capacities of the award-winning Hurricane deck-boat lineup.

The property includes a 120,000-square-foot production plant, as well as 20,000 square feet of shipping and warehousing space. The expansion to this facility, already owned by parent company Polaris Boat Group and well appointed for the production of fiberglass boats, will result in an addition of 50 to 60 new staff in direct, indirect and supervisory roles. The facility is located at 300 W. Chicago St., Syracuse. New positions will include assembly, lamination, fiberglass repair, maintenance, quality assurance and materials professionals.

“We are grateful to our customers for the continued extensive growth in the boating market,” Ben Duke, general manager of Godfrey Marine, said in a news release. “To meet consumer demand and continue delivering the finest deck boats in the industry, we are excited to announce this expansion. We are also dedicated to our community and look forward to welcoming new staff to our ever-growing Hurricane family.”

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