Caymas Boats to build plant, bring 280 jobs to Ashland City

CHEATHAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) - A ceremony was held Monday morning to announce boat manufacturer Caymas Boats is building a new plant in Cheatham County.  

Caymas Boats is investing more than $30 million to build the plant on Highway 12 South.  

The plant will create 280 jobs over the next five years.  

Caymas Boats will begin making a new line of fiberglass saltwater and freshwater fishing boats in 2019.

The plant will initially manufacture saltwater bay boats up to 27 feet in length, and fiberglass bass boats up to 21 feet long. The company will add additional models in the future.

“In Tennessee, we take pride in the fact that we have a skilled workforce that still makes things,” Haslam said. “I’d like to thank Earl Bentz for his decision to establish a new boat manufacturing business in Ashland City. The creation of more than 280 quality job opportunities for Tennesseans will provide a tremendous boost for Cheatham County’s residents and the local economy.”

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