US builder to increase production at its Florida facility by 30%

A recent 50,000sq ft expansion in manufacturing space has US boatbuilder Nor-Tech looking for a 30% increase in production, and it hopes, corresponding sales. The move is designed to make production more efficient.

“All the boats will be laminated and painted at our facility in North Fort Myers,” Geoff Tomlinson, the company’s director of sales and marketing, told speedonthewater.com. “When they’re finished there, they’ll come here for rigging and interior installation. “There won’t be any going back and forth between the facilities,” said Tomlinson. “They’ll be completely painted and finished when they get to the rigging shop.”

Nor-Tech also has plans to increase its workforce by 100, according to WINK-TV, with Coral Cables, Florida providing grant funding and other incentives for local hiring.

“The city has been very friendly to us and helping us get grant money for hiring people,” said Schou.

Nor-Tech is a leading producer of high-performance centre consoles, putting out about 100 boats per year. The company was founded 30 years ago by Norwegians Trond Schou and Nils Johnsen.