The first phase is moving along right on schedule with the completion this month of a 6,000-square-foot structure that physically connects Buildings 2 and 3, creating one contiguous manufacturing area.
Viking Mullica is comprised of three manufacturing buildings located on six acres in the Pinelands of New Jersey, just 11 miles from the mothership Viking facility in New Gretna. The two projects combined add another 16,000 square feet to the 88,000 manufacturing footprint, increasing boatbuilding efficiency, capacity and output. The images above (clockwise from top left) show the first addition’s steady progress throughout recent months.
“This first project, which we refer to as an ‘Infill,’ is an expansion of our hull, stringer and egg crate area,” says Viking General Manager John Leek IV. “The additional square footage will allow us to better organize the manufacturing space for increased efficiency.” In addition to providing more production capacity for the resin-infused stringer grids for each of the four Valhalla models, the area will also be used for transom bustles and fishboxes.