Confluence plans to significantly increase its workforce over the next four months by adding manufacturing and middle management positions. The company plans on adding between 200 and 400 employees at its Easley, S.C. facility over the next four months, primarily in manufacturing. The company is also ramping up production due to “more than anticipated demand” for Confluences various brands, and will be instituting a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week manufacturing schedule.
The added production capacity and state of the art facility in Easley is now allowing the company to fill orders and keep inventories balanced. Kelley Woolsey, EVP, marketing & sales told BOSS, “We can build more boats than we can sell this year, and that definitely wasnt the case last year We are by no means through the woods yet, but I think the hardest part is behind us.”
The integration between Confluence and Watermark is virtually complete since the mutual service agreement between Yakima Products and Confluence expired in August. Currently all manufacturing, management, and customer service personnel are located in one facility.