Muskegon, Mich. — Rotational molder and thermoformer KL Outdoor LLC will invest $8.3 million and create more than 100 jobs at a manufacturing and distribution hub in Stockbridge, Ga.
The expansion follows news of a similar $9.2 million project in Michigan that was announced last year.
Muskegon-based KL previously operated under the name Ameriform Inc. The company changed its name in 2016 to focus on its key brands.
The company, which makes Sun Dolphin and Future Beach kayaks as well as paddleboards and other sports recreation products, calls itself the world's largest kayak manufacturer.
New jobs in the Georgia location will be in manufacturing and distribution, according to an April 5 news release from the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
"The company expansion allows KL Outdoor to better serve our key customers by reducing the cost to deliver boats to their stores and ultimately the end-user," KL CEO Chuck Smith said in the release.
In August, the company announced that it was spending $9.2 million to establish a corporate headquarters in Muskegon and expand manufacturing there, adding 153 jobs.
Plastics News estimates the company's thermoforming sales at $35 million.