Willard Marine Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its New Virginia Beach Facility
May 18, 2010, Virginia Beach, VA: Willard Marine Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new facility located in the Oceana South Industrial Park near the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The event was well attended by representatives from local, state and federal agencies, as well as current customers from the local region. The festivities began with Virginia Beach’s Economic Development Director Warren Harris joining George Angle, Owner of Willard Marine and Jojo Nery, President of Willard Marine in the traditional ribbon cutting to signal the opening of the new facility. In the ensuing program, Warren Harris addressed the gathering with a formal welcome to Willard Marine and the new employees to the Virginia Beach community. Willard Marine President, JoJo Nery, further commented “Willard Marine’s commitment is to the service and support of its East Coast customers and with the implementation of this new facility the company now has the ability to respond immediately to their needs”.
Press Release Serving as Willard’s primary East Coast manufacturing and reconditioning center, Willard Marine will manufacture and assemble its 16’ to 43’ line of aluminum and fiberglass composite specialty boats designed for the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Homeland Security and both Domestic and International Law Enforcement Agencies. The new location is also home for the Willard Technical Operation Programs (TOPS).
Established in 1957 Willard Marine, Inc. is a leading builder of high quality boats headquartered in Anaheim, California. The boats are marketed to government, law enforcement and commercial customers throughout the world. Backed by state-of-the-art design, manufacturing and ISO: 9001 processes, Willard Marine, Inc. prides itself on building high performance composite and durable aluminum boats. Classified as “Small Business” by the United States Government, all products are available on the GSA Advantage! website under contract number, GS-07F-0123H.