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Old Town Canoe celebrates expansion, move to new site Print E-mail

Bangor Daily News 11/11/09

OLD TOWN, Maine — With its watercraft division now fully consolidated in Old Town, Wisconsin-based Johnson Outdoors on Tuesday held a celebration that drew state and city officials, corporate executives and invited rank-and-file employees of the Old Town Canoe manufacturing plant.

...Earlier this year, Johnson Outdoors announced it would close its manufacturing facility in Ferndale, Wash., and consolidate its plastic boat manufacturing in Old Town. In addition to Old Town Canoe brand canoes and kayaks, Johnson Outdoors manufactures the Necky and Ocean Kayak brands...

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Jim's comment: "A fine Maine brand. Just after college, 3 friends and I took 2 Old Town "Trippers" down the Thoreau canoe trail from Big Bog to Bangor, following the Penobscot River watershed. Old Town sponsored the trip! Glad to see a venerable brand expanding here in Maine."

 

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