Skeeter Boats in Kilgore closed as parent company responds to COVID-19

Order comes from parent company

Skeeter Boats in Kilgore closed as parent company responds to COVID-19
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KILGORE, Texas (KLTV) - A boat manufacturer in Kilgore has temporarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Kilgore Mayor Ronnie Spradlin.

The two-week closure stems from an order from Skeeter Boats’ parent company, the Yamaha Motor Company.

A recorded phone message from Skeeter Boats says it has “temporarily suspended operations at Skeeter Boats due to the increase in the COVID-19 infection nationwide.”

The message also says the company is monitoring the situation daily.

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