Boatbuilder honours 99 of its 600 Tellico workers who have more than 25 years on the job

Sea Ray is celebrating its 60th anniversary with what it is calling the “first anniversary celebration with employees” at its Tellico Manufacturing facility in Vonroe, Tennessee.

Since Tellico opened in 1983 more than 160,000 hulls have moved through the plant.

“It’s important to celebrate milestones like the one we’re celebrating now with Sea Ray,” said Steve Langlais, Sea Ray president in a news release. “We kicked off our anniversary celebration in May with a dealer event and are continuing that theme with our manufacturing centers.”

Sea Ray used the occasion to honour 99 of its 600 Tellico workers who have more than 25 years on the job.

“It’s a great brand, but it’s the dedication of the employees that truly differentiate this company from the other boat builders in the area,” said Kellie Hood, director of human resources for Sea Ray. “When you think about one out of every six people you meet have been with the company for at least 25 years, it’s quite astounding.”

Celebrations are also planned at the Sea Ray facilities in Greenville, Tennessee and Merritt Island, Florida.