Orion Boatworks Will Create 120 Jobs In Georgia

The boat manufacturer will invest more than $3.5 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA.

Orion Boatworks, LLC will create 120 new jobs and invest more than $3.5 million in Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA. The boat manufacturer will occupy the former Regal Marine facility located in the Azalea City Industrial Park.

“We are thrilled Orion Boatworks has selected Valdosta-Lowndes County as a location for their manufacturing facility,” said Terri Lupo, chairwoman of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority (VLCDA).  “Their investment in our community is a testament to our pro-business environment, our strategic location, and our well-trained, diverse workforce. We are thankful for the teamwork and partnerships fostered to make this announcement possible.”

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia
(Photo: Orion Boatworks, LLC/Facebook)

The Orion Boatworks team began constructing luxury yachts 17 years ago. Its current boat collection includes coastal run abouts, custom picnic yachts, sport fishing vessels and center consoles.

“Valdosta-Lowndes County was attractive because they had an existing building which fit our business model and experienced workforce in the region made it the perfect choice,” said a spokesperson from Orion Boatworks. “We appreciate the support of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority and look forward to continuing a successful partnership over the coming years.”

“We are pleased Orion Boatworks has chosen to expand their manufacturing in Valdosta-Lowndes County, “said Lowndes County Commission Chairman Bill Slaughter. “Creating quality jobs for our residents is a top priority of local officials. We know that Orion Boatworks will be a great corporate citizen of our community.”

“We are excited to welcome Orion Boatworks to our community,” said Valdosta Mayor Scott Matheson. “This announcement could not come at a better time. We want to continue to keep our economy open and help grow our community’s workforce. I am proud of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority for working to bring this new industry into our community while using an existing facility in the Azalea City Industrial Park.”

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