Local Hot Tub Maker Has Expansion Plans

An area hot tub maker is planning a $15 million expansion that company officials say will create more than 100 new jobs. Master Spas announced Monday that it had acquired a 150,000-square-foot building adjacent to its Fort Wayne operations. It plans to convert that building into production, warehousing, research and development and design space by year’s end. Master Spas employs more than 450 in Fort Wayne, but expects the expansion to create 107 jobs within four years.