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Elkhart boat maker hiring more workers to keep up with demand

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 1:24 p.m.

An Elkhart-based boat maker is holding another hiring event to keep up with surging demand for its products.

Nautic Global Group has hired 131 new workers from three rounds of open interviews since Feb. 3, but still needs to add 81 more employees, the company announced Wednesday, March 19.

To fill positions for its Elkhart plant and two Syracuse plants, the company will conduct interviews from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at its Syracuse plant, known as the Polar Kraft plant, at 300 E. Chicago St.

Company spokeswoman Judi Lykowski noted Nautic Global has a separate Syracuse plant at 300 W. Chicago St., known as the Rinker plant.

Before going to the interview event Tuesday, prospective employees must fill out an application on the company's website.

Lykowski said there are 65 newly created positions open at the two Syracuse plants combined, and 16 jobs needing to be filled at the company's Elkhart plant at 4500 Middlebury St.

The Elkhart plant is looking to hire fiberglass specialists, assembly, TIG welders and wire harness builders. The Syracuse plants need those jobs filled, plus riveters, forklift drivers, buffers and upholsterers.

The positions pay from $10 to $18.25 an hour and health benefits are available.

Lykowski said the company is outsourcing electrical wiring in the Polar Kraft plant, which normally makes the wiring for all of the company's boats, because its workers can't make it fast enough.