Nautical Structures, a specialized marine manufacturer in Pinellas Park, will be creating 30 jobs over the next three years. The company, founded in 1983 by Rick Thomas, will be moving to a new address in Pinellas County as part of its expansion.
"We will be staying in the Pinellas Park
area, but will be moving into a larger facility," says Lynsy Skewes, the controller at Nautical Structures. "We currently have two locations, one is 38,000 square feet and the other is 50,000 square feet. Our new facility is 94,000 square feet which will allow us plenty of room for continued growth."
The company specializes in manufacturing yachting boarding and lifting equipment, which has helped them weather the economic storm. "We are able to build customized products," Skewes says. "Our davits and cranes are sold all over the world, with about 80 percent of our product being exported, which is great for the economy."
To ensure continued growth, the company will be adding 30 staff members. These positions include mechanics, machinists, engineers and welders. For individuals interested in joining the Nautical Structures team, they may find themselves there for the long-haul. "Most of our staff has been here many years," Skewes says. "Some of our staff has even been here since the inception of the company." Nautical Structures
plans to complete its move to its new facility in early 2012. In the meantime, Skewes says that the company is accepting applications. "Job candidates can email their resume and cover letter to [email protected]
," Skewes says. "They need to include the word RESUME in the subject line."
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Lynsy Skewes, Nautical Structures