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Lots of New Jobs at Humminbird

Marine electronics maker Humminbird has announced an expansion of its Eufaula plant, creating about 77 new jobs this fall.

About half the jobs will be direct assembly workers, with other positions including technicians, supervisors, and jobs in shipping, IT, human resources and technical support. The Eufaula plant currently employs 222 full-time workers, along with 65 part-timers.

Humminbird, part of Johnson Outdoors, produces marine electronics products including fish finders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers and cartography products.

In addition to the new hires, the plant is getting a 27,400-square-foot expansion, with new equipment, slated to start this fall. The company says this will increase production and assembly areas by more than 25 percent. Earlier this year, Humminbird completed a 17,000-square-foot expansion of its warehouse space.

“Humminbird has grown significantly over the last six years and we expect it to continue to grow,” Craig Packard, general manager of the company’s Alabama facility, said.

A sign-on bonus is being offered for all new positions. Interested candidates can apply by sending a resume and cover letter to, or by filling out an application at the Alabama State Employment Service on State Docks Road in Eufaula.

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