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Carolina Composites Expands Pioneer Boat Manufacturing Operations

May 23, 2018 03:48PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Carolina Composites, doing business as Pioneer Boats, has announced that the company will expand its existing operations in Walterboro, S.C. Through its $3 million investment, the company is projected to create 92 jobs over the next five years.

Located at 208 Upchurch Lane in Walterboro, S.C., Pioneer Boats currently employs 90 associates at its manufacturing facility. Increasing demand has allowed the company to launch an additional 10 new models over the last six years. The company, now producing 20 boats per week, plans to increase production to 30 boats per week in the near future.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $100,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to Colleton County to assist with the costs of real property improvements.

"We are happy that our company is thriving in Walterboro, where our team builds some of the best boats in the world," said Co-Owner Roy McSwain. "We are pleased that we will be able to create more new jobs and bring more investment to Colleton County, where most of our workforce resides. We are now benefiting from the growing economy and the great business climate here in South Carolina."