Confluence plans to significantly increase its workforce over the next four months adding manufacturing and middle management positions. Confluence Holding Corp. acquired Watermark’s boat division based in Easley, SC in May 2005, and this news follows an intense process of consolidating Confluence’s Trinity, NC facility to Easley.

“When we decided to consolidate to one facility, key considerations were the excellent workforce pool and the great recreational opportunities in the greater Easley area,” said Richard Feehan, CEO, Confluence. “We work in an exciting industry and produce the most innovative products for canoe and kayak enthusiasts worldwide.”

As a result of a more than anticipated demand for Confluence branded products, the company will be instituting a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week manufacturing schedule.

“The Confluence team consists of a diverse group that is passionate about creating top quality products for an industry they love,” said Kelley Woolsey, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales. “We’re mountain bikers, surfers, climbers, and boaters, and whether we’re out enjoying the surroundings, challenging ourselves, or testing new products, we love being outdoors.”

“Confluence is a true leader in its industry with a strong record of growth and prosperity,” said Ray Farley, Executive Director, Alliance Pickens, a public/private economic development organization based in Pickens County. “An increase in employment of this magnitude is a great boost for our area and a sign of Confluence’s continued growth and commitment to the community.”