Boat

Jackson Kayak

World’s Leading Manufacturer of Whitewater and Fishing Kayaks, as well as a custom rotomolder.   Distributed on 6 continents.

Kayaks, Paddlers, and Paddling:  This is what Jackson Kayak is about.   We are a very altruistic/ideal focused group of people with quality, innovation, and “leaving the world a better place” as the core.

Jackson Kayak was born in 2003 with EJ and Tony Lunt as co-founders.    We have assembled the best team in the world of people commited to the cause over the past 7 years and are relentless in the pursuit of quality and performance.

MasterCraft

MasterCraft has been shaping the boating industry since 1968. More than three decades after the original MasterCraft made its debut, our goal remains the same - to continue building the world's best ski, wakeboard and luxury performance powerboats, year after year. Our Vonore, Tennessee plants are staffed with dedicated professionals, working on your next boat.

Allison Boats

Allison Boats began in 1955 when Paul Allison built the first boat from wood.  The early 1960's he built fiberglass boats and won races from Miami, FL to Lincoln, NE.  His son, Darris, built the first high performance bass boat in 1969-1970, which created the now billion dollar+ bass boat industry.  Allison Boats are all original designs, never any copies.  Because of the exclusive hull design, Allison Boats gives the customer a boat with great handling capability, a smooth ride and up to 3 times the fuel mileage of other outboard boats!

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About Tennessee Manufacturing

Manufacturing is an integral part of Tennessee's economy. According to the National Association of Manufactuers, the industry accounts for nearly 15 percent of the state's total output and employs 11.4 percent of its workforce. The goal of the Made in Tennessee program is to support the Volunteer State's manufacturing community by raising awareness of their products and providing resources to help them grow. 

 

About the Center for Industrial Services

For 50 years, CIS has assisted manufacturers across the state in the areas of business growth, health and safety and sustainability. CIS also has led economic development efforts by helping existing firms become more competitive, develop new products and markets, and by teaching economic development practitioners new approaches to navigating economic growth. For more on CIS visit www.cis.tennessee.edu