Start-up boat manufacturer Avid Boats creating 75 jobs in Amory

Avid Boats is locating a production facility in Amory and creating 75 jobs.

Posted: Aug 20, 2019 10:42 AM
Updated: Aug 20, 2019 12:46 PM

AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) - A start-up boat manufacturer is creating 75 jobs in Amory.

Avid Boats is locating a new production facility in the facility formerly occupied by CPI Packaging, Inc.

Workers will produce aluminum bass and center console bay boats.

The facility is located off Highway 6 near the NauticStar Boats facility.

Employees in the new facility will produce aluminum bass and center console bay boats.

“Although we are a start-up, our team brings 100-plus years of combined marine industry experience to the table," said Phillip Faulkner, Avid Boats president. "We look forward to being a vital contributor to the continued growth of this area. The boat business has been a part of my life since I can remember, and it has always been a dream of mine to start from the ground up and continue my family’s legacy as a successful boat manufacturing operation.”

Avid Boats plans to produce 750 units in 2020 and increase to 1,500 units per year by 2022.

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