Johnson City, Tennessee based Leisure Products International is expanding it’s hot tub and swim spa manufacturing and distribution footprint by purchasing a nearby, offsite facility for warehousing. LPI has been in it’s current manufacturing and distribution facility since 2016 and appears to have already outgrown the 320,000 square foot location. The company’s CEO, David Hatley, claims that they have the capacity to produce more spas out their current facility but that storage and warehousing are causing a bottleneck. They plan to alleviate that bottleneck with the acquisition of their new 126,000 facility located in the Johnson City Industrial Park. The new facility was the former Cantech Industries building that went out of business last year. Having an offsite warehousing facility will allow them to repurpose the warehouse space in their current facility for more manufacturing operations. The company also expects to add 150-200 new jobs over the next two years adding to its already 275 person workforce.
LPI is the manufacturer of several hot tub brands including Dr. Wellness Spas, Tranquility Spas, Pinnacle Spas, Catalina Spas, Catalina Swim Spas, Signature Spas, Atera Spas, Pinnacle Spas, Water’s Edge Spas, Plug and Power Spas, and Hudson Bay Spas. LPI currently operates 42 retail locations called Aqua Living Factory Outlets (formerly called RecDirect Factory Outlets) and hopes to open 100 more in the next few years.