Bennington Expands To New Facilities Adding Elkhart Jobs (Press Release)

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Elkhart, Ind. – Bennington, North America’s leading manufacturer of pontoon boats, announced today the immediate expansion of its operations in Elkhart County. This growth includes adding jobs and investing in new facilities.

Bennington has secured the property and 43,485-square-foot Center Six One Five building at 2707 County Road 15, Elkhart, IN 46514. This investment allows the company to add manufacturing space and jobs to increase output. The process of expanding production to the new building a half-mile east of its headquarters off County Road 6 has already begun.

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Demand for our pontoons continues to be very strong,” said Jake Vogel, President of Bennington Boats. “We are taking action investing in our hometown and its people to increase the availability of our boats for our dealers and customers.

Bennington has immediate openings for over 75 jobs throughout its workforce. These openings include but are not limited to TIG welders, automotive painters, assembly, maintenance, shop supervisors, and positions within the Human Resources, Engineering, Finance, & Marketing departments. New training programs currently being implemented will offer even more opportunities for both new hires and current team members to gain leadership and production skills.

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Noteworthy Facts About Bennington:

  • Rewarding Culture: 4.7-year average tenure for team members
  • Stable Leadership: 10.3-year average tenure of the management team
  • Continuous Organization Growth Opportunities: Over 125 new employees added in the past 6 months
  • Career Advancement Opportunities: A focus on promoting from within the company

For nearly 25-years, Bennington has attracted some of the most talented and skilled people in our community with its culture, compensation, and stability,” stated Andrew Bona, Bennington’s Chief Operations Officer. “With the new training programs under development, we can offer even more growth opportunities to both new hires and our current team members to gain leadership and production skills.

To view Bennington’s open positions and apply online, go to https://www.BenningtonMarine.com/en-us/careers/.

 

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Best of luck in this next big step, BM. I read once that the county in which Elkhart is located posts some of the lowest unemployment rates in the entire country. Hopefully, you'll get lots of motivated and talented applicants.
 

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Bennington is one of many expanding. One manufacturer, that will go unnamed here, is doubling their manufacturing space, as we speak, due to very high demand for their products. Interesting thing is, banks are advising buyers around here to be careful buying new boats now as the market will be totally saturated with used ones over the next few years, in their opinion, and driving prices of new ones down compared to today's prices.
 

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If it ain’t boats, it’s rv’s being built up there!
 

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Does anyone know if that building was being rented out for wedding dances and such?
I may have been there if so.
 

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Great news! That's in a major manufacturing complex that is decades old. Good to see that one (and others) on the mend and expanding. I was born and raised on a farm in the heart of the Bennington mecca (Elkhart County, Indiana). Although nothing like it was in the day, the main farm is only about eight miles from the new plant. Fondly remember learning to slalom on the St. Joe River in the mid-sixties! From all the doodads to finished products, manufacturing has been a mainstay for a loooong time.
 
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