Columbia Star

Bentley Pontoons expanding operations in Lexington County

Bentley Pontoons, a manufacturer of high-quality affordable boats, has announced plans to expand operations in Lexington County. The company’s $5.9 million investment will create 50 new jobs.

Headquartered in Lexington County, Bentley Pontoons manufactures many of its own boat components, including furniture, canvas work, tubes, and fence railing. The company’s in-house design and product development assures quality construction and functionality on the water.

Located at 1650 Two Notch Road in Lexington, Bentley Pontoons’ expansion will increase production capacity due to high demand.

The expansion will be complete in June 2022.

“Bentley Pontoons is thrilled to be expanding operations in South Carolina and greatly appreciates the support from the South Carolina Department of Commerce and the Lexington County Department of Economic Development through this entire process,” said Bentley Pontoons president Ryan Marcott.

“South Carolina’s boating industry has a massive economic impact on our state, and with Bentley Pontoons’ announcement— and others like it— that impact will only continue to grow. We are proud to have a homegrown company like Bentley Pontoons on our team and look forward to their success for many more years to come,” says Gov. Henry McMaster.

“We are excited Bentley Pontoons has decided to grow their operations here in Lexington County. This expansion will provide more job opportunities for our residents and more economic growth for our county moving forward,” said Lexington County Council Chairman Scott Whetstone.

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