Work begins on Humminbird’s multi-million dollar expansion
Marine electronics manufacturer Humminbird has begun work on a multi-million dollar expansion project at its Eufala, Alabama facility.
The project will increase the size of the plant by 25 per cent and is scheduled to be completed in late 2022. As previously reported on this website, the move was triggered by growing consumer demand for the brand’s products.
The plant currently employs 222 full-time workers, plus 65 part-timers. The expansion is expected to add 77 new jobs.
“Participation in fishing has always been high and is even higher now because on-the-water recreation affords people the space and tranquility they want right now,” said the plant’s General Manager, Craig Packard.
The environmentally-friendly, 29,000 square foot expansion includes the installation of solar rooftop panels and four EV charging stations in the parking areas.
“Humminbird is an important part of the city’s history, and the same pioneering spirit that started the company is still alive today,” said Eufala Mayor acks Tibbs, who along with Packard was among speakers at a groundbreaking ceremony at the site last week (pictured above).
Humminbird was founded in 1971 and is part of Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors. Its products include fish finders, multi-function displays, autopilots, ice flashers and mapping.