Category: Manufacturing

Aerion Supersonic hits $10 billion in orders for futuristic jets to be built in Melbourne

From Florida Today   As president of Northrop Grumman’s aerospace systems sector, Tom Vice helped guide expansion of the defense giant’s Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence off NASA Boulevard at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Dedicated in 2013, Northrop Grumman’s expansion spawned thousands of high-paying jobs — drawing engineers from New York, California, and elsewhere to settle […]

Florida’s East Coast Boat Builders on Hiring Spree Amid COVID-19 Manufacturing Boom

From Florida Today The COVID-19 pandemic has threatened to sink countless American businesses during the ongoing recession. And an array of family-friendly outdoor recreational events have been canceled or curtailed. But counterintuitively, Florida’s East Coast boat builders are enjoying a pandemic production boom. Key example: Sea Ray’s flagship 39-foot SLX 400, which is built on Merritt Island — […]

Aerion Supersonic starts development on new Headquarters in Melbourne

Preparations made to the 100+ acre site for start of the AS2 production in 2023. Melbourne, FL (December 10, 2020) – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has started development at Aerion Park – the company’s future state-of-the-art global headquarters that will home production of the AS2 business jet from 2023. Aerion Park […]

Industry Leaders Convene at Aerospace Summit

Aerospace Workforce Development Strategy Summit On January 30, at the Canaveral Port Authority in Cape Canaveral, CareerSource Brevard, Space Florida, FloridaMakes, and the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast convened a workshop, bringing workforce, industry, education, and community leaders together to identify workforce challenges for the Aerospace industry in Brevard County, and work together to design […]

Manufacturing Jobs in High Local Demand – Florida Today

Seeking in-demand, stable, good paying career? Some say they’ve found the answer Excerpted from Florida Today, January 10, 2020 by Bailey Gallion …According to the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, 23% of the 20,346 jobs created in Brevard County from 2015-2018 were in manufacturing. Demand for manufacturing workers in Brevard is growing fast, […]

CareerSource Brevard offers new pre-apprenticeship program to help develop aerospace industry workforce

Innovative, employer-centric, flexible curriculum Published in Brevard Business News, January 6, 2020 by Ken Datzman ROCKLEDGE — Perhaps the biggest challenge facing the advanced manufacturing industry today is finding and attracting a qualified workforce. And advanced manufacturing is tied directly to the aerospace industry, as well as many other segments of the economy. With the […]

5 Tips to Attract Space, Satellite Engineers

Success in the commercial space race depends on securing talent in a tight labor market. Adobe Stock October’s issue of Aerospace Manufacturing and Design In a market with record-low unemployment rates, skilled engineers are particularly scarce, making them the professionals most in demand. Great news for them; less so for space and satellite industry recruiters […]

BK Technologies, Inc. to Expand Headquarters on Florida’s Space Coast

35 new jobs will be created over the next two years at an average annual wage of $73,500. Space Coast, FL – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) announced today that BK Technologies, Inc. will expand operations at its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida. The company, who has maintained operations on Florida’s […]

Local College Helping Satellite Makers Take Flight at Cape Canaveral

Two new companies manufacturing satellites on the Space Coast are tapping into Eastern Florida State College’s expertise to help train the skilled workers needed to ramp-up production. One Web Satellites uses a digitized assembly line to reduce costs and the production timeline as workers produce modular, customizable satellites. OneWeb Satellites and RUAG Space USA will […]

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