Sturtevant, WI – In January 2022, BRP launched production of the Sea-Doo Switch, a customizable pontoon at its Sturtevant, WI manufacturing facility. To support production and distribution requirements, BRP plans to invest more than $14 million in improvements to its existing manufacturing facility and the development of an off-site shipping yard that will hold the finished product prior to distribution. In addition, BRP plans to update its marine training center to support training for BRP dealers and product technicians attracting up to an additional 400 visitors to the Village annually.
BRP is proud to be an important business in Racine County and is honored to maintain its Marine Group headquarters in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. In 2020 and 2021, we invested in and retooled our manufacturing facility in Sturtevant to enable the production of a new product, the Sea-Doo Switch. Our goal is to maximize the use of our current facility and expand our footprint in the area to support our future growth. Our investment and commitment would not be possible without the support of the Village of Sturtevant, Racine County, and the State of Wisconsin, and the great assistance of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation, who have been fantastic stewards for the area.
To facilitate BRP’s continued investment in the Village of Sturtevant, the Village Board and Community Development Authority recently approved a multi-year agreement to provide financial assistance of up to $800,000 from Sturtevant’s Tax Increment District #4.
I am thrilled to see BRP’s commitment to growth and innovation in the Village of Sturtevant. The planned investment of over $14 million demonstrates BRP’s confidence in our community and its dedication to expanding its manufacturing facility and enhancing training resources for its dealer networks. The production of the Sea-Doo Switch pontoon is a testament to the skilled workforce and the collaborative environment that Sturtevant offers. We look forward to a continued partnership with BRP as they contribute to the economic development and prosperity of our village.
BRP Inc. is a global leader in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats built on over 80 years of ingenuity and intensive consumer focus. Through its portfolio of industry-leading and distinctive brands featuring Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and pontoons, Can-Am on and off-road vehicles, Alumacraft and Quintrex boats, Manitou pontoons and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts and recreational aircraft, BRP unlocks exhilarating adventures and provides access to experiences across different playgrounds. The Company completes its lines of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and apparel portfolio to fully optimize the riding experience. Committed to growing responsibly, BRP is developing electric models for its existing product lines and exploring new low voltage and human assisted product categories. Headquartered in Quebec, Canada, BRP has annual sales of CA$10 billion from over 130 countries and a global workforce of close to 23,000 driven, resourceful people.