Confluence Watersports Co. plans to consolidate its operations in a 300,000-square-foot facility in Greenville, S.C., about 10 miles from its present facility in Easley.
The rotational molder said it will invest more than $13 million as it combines operations that presently occupy four buildings in two different locations.
The firm manufactures kayaks, canoes and paddle-sport accessories.
“It was important for us to consolidate our teams and operations into one building while at the same time providing for expansion,” said President and CEO Sue Rechner, in a statement.
“The proximity of the new Greenville facility allows us to retain our workforce and gain efficiencies across the organization that will translate back into investments to strengthen our brands for all of our customers.” The company currently employs 425 and expects to add 72 jobs in the next five years.
Confluence plans to move in stages, beginning in September and ending in December. It is increasing its inventory and said manufacturing will continue at both facilities to satisfy shipping commitments.