Barletta Boat

This 2018 file photo shows the production facility at Barletta Boat in Bristol. The company on Friday announced it plans to double it workforce with a $7 million plant expansion.

BRISTOL — Pontoon boat manufacturer Barletta Boat Co. announced plans Friday to expand its operations in Elkhart County and nearly double its workforce, creating up to 250 new jobs over the next few years.

“With homegrown Hoosier companies like Barletta at the helm, Indiana will continue driving its economy forward, positioning our state for long-term economic stabilization and growth,” Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger said. “We’re proud that Barletta continues to call Indiana home, and grateful for the company’s commitment to growing its footprint and nearly doubling its workforce in Elkhart County.”

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