Archive for September 29th, 2011
The Coastal Advantage
Fountain Powerboats began in what was once a tobacco field in the North Carolina backwater region. Today, our 66-acre site includes a 250,000 square foot facility under roof and a modern marina. Our premier boat manufacturing facility is located near the coast for a good reason: North Carolina’s sounds, rivers and the Atlantic Ocean provide the perfect arena for us to test each and every boat we design and manufacture.
Ironically, many boat manufacturers are completely landlocked and use test tanks. However, a Fountain powerboat never meets a test tank. Instead, each boat becomes well-acquainted with the Pamlico River. Every boat built in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is thoroughly water-tested in “actual-use” conditions prior to delivery.
Our coastal location guarantees ultimate quality because we have all the components for the ideal research and development laboratory. R&D is a critical process at Fountain, and our engineers and test drivers are on the water 365 days a year. Many boat builders rely solely on computers to test new designs, but Fountain engineers know that computers cannot always accurately reconstruct the unpredictable movement of water and waves. The best boats are born only by combining a computer’s intuition with hard core reality. The results are clear: superior technology which gives you the fastest, smoothest, safest, and best handling boats that money can buy.
- From Fountainpowerboats.com
The first incorporated city of North Carolina was Bath, established in what is now Beaufort County in 1705. Beaufort was chosen for its agreeable climate, vast resources of woods, fertile soil, and its access to riverfront waters. This allowed for easy travel and constant supply of fresh water and game.
Beaufort Count has a unique geography, and is the only North Carolina County bisected by a river. The county is divided into two parts and has a vast amount of waterfront property, contributing to the success and proliferation of boating, fishing, and tourism in the area.
Across the river from Washington, NC is Chocowinity, NC, both home to accessible and beautiful waterfront properties. To boot, both boast low tax rates, little traffic, and a business climate that encourages new business and manufacturing. The coastal setting has contributed to business success and provides both hiring incentives and a beautiful location for residents to call home.
Beaufort County welcomes the new County Manager, Randell Woodruff. Randell Woodruff, the previous Camden County Manager, takes over from interim County Manager Jim Chrisman as of the July 5, 2011, General Meeting, instated by a vote of 6 to 1.
Randell Woodruff has extensive experience in working with County Government in Northeastern North Carolina. In Camden County, he worked with initiatives to improve the local ecology, improve and fund K-12 school systems, and establish more efficient waste-water programs across the county. In addition, he served in Lee County previously as a Department Head responsible for overseeing the Department of Youth & Family Services and working directly with the current County Manager of Lee County.
Beaufort County welcomes the experience an initiative of its new county manager, and welcomes you to become involved by contacting the County Manager’s office with questions or concerns.