Burton Corporation to add 270 jobs

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They started with snowboards and expanded to surfing and skateboarding equipment. But Burton Corporation is staying and growing in its hometown of Burlington, Vermont.

The company is announcing plans to more than double the size of its headquarters and add 270 employees in the next five years.

Burton officials say the company will expand from its current location into a neighboring building now being used by General Dynamics.

Economic development officials say Burton’s announcement is especially important given the recent departures from Vermont of other winter sports equipment companies including Rossignol and Tubbs snowshoes.

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