Fishing Holdings, the parent company of Ranger Boats announced the expansion of its manufacturing facility in Flippin, AR. The company will invest $13 million to retool, transition and expand its facilities, which will create more than 115 new jobs.
The additional jobs will increase total employment at the manufacturing facility to approximately 540 people. “We're very fortunate to have a world-class manufacturing facility that's home to such wonderful employees and some of the industry's strongest brands,” said Randy Hopper, President of Fishing Holdings, which includes legendary brands Ranger, Stratos and Triton Boats. “The progress we've made recently would not have been possible without the support of Governor Beebe and the state's Economic Development Commission. It's a partnership we're very proud of and look forward to being able to serve our community and the Natural State in an even greater capacity.”
The company said it has focused a great deal of effort over the last several months integrating the production of Stratos Boats, including the Champion brand, into its facility in Flippin. After its recent acquisition of the Triton brand, the company began transitioning the production of Triton Boats into the Flippin, AR facility as well – signaling another boost to manufacturing volume and a visible need for expansion and additional employees.
“Ranger Boats is an Arkansas institution and a brand respected worldwide,” said Governor Mike Beebe. “We are excited to see the company's continued growth and thank Ranger for this show of confidence in North Arkansas and its people.”