Jackson Kayak officials announced the company will invest 6-point-5 dollars to expand their current operations by opening a new manufacturing facility in Sparta on the McMinnville Highway in the former Philips Lighting building. This expansion will create 250 new jobs in White County. Jackson Kayak produces whitewater, recreational, fishing and hunting kayaks and high performance coolers. The company has reached its manufacturing capacity in its current 100-thousand square foot facility in Sparta. Due to the international popularity of the Jackson Kayak brand and the launch of the new Orion cooler line, the company anticipates sales to double over the next five years.