February 4, 2020

Boat company Closing Iowa Plant; Work Coming To Indiana Plant

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — A pontoon boat company plans to close its Iowa plant and move production to an Indiana location, officials said.

About 45 employees will lose their jobs at the Misty Harbor plant in Fort Dodge, The Messenger reported.

Jeff Miller, the president of Misty Harbor, said the work done in Fort Dodge will be moved to the Bristol, Indiana, plant to “optimize operational efficiency and reduce logistic costs.”

The Fort Dodge operations will “wind down over the next two to three months,” Miller said. The exact closing date wasn’t announced.

“Over the coming weeks and months, we will work with Iowa Workforce Development to mitigate the impact of this closure on employees,” Miller said.

Misty Harbor was founded in Humboldt, Iowa, in 1989. It moved to Fort Dodge in 1993.

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