Category: Sector News

The Guide to Florida’s High Tech Corridor: Spurring Space Coast Revival

Page 8 The revival along Florida’s Space Coast continues as an impressive reminder of the power and potential of high tech industry. Launches from the Space Coast have become almost commonplace again with SpaceX, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance busy delivering payloads to the International Space Station and pushing commercial and military satellites into […]

Embraer Delivers First Florida-assembled Legacy 500

by Chad Trautvetter, AIN online Embraer Executive Jets delivered the first midsize Legacy 500 assembled at its recently expanded Melbourne, Florida, plant to an undisclosed U.S. customer today. The facility assembles all Phenoms and some Legacy 450/500s, with the remainder of the midsize jets produced at Embraer’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil. “We […]

Local Manufacturers Kickoff Manufacturing Month 2017

Over 100 attend 2nd Annual State of Manufacturing Event. Space Coast, FL (September 27, 2017) – Brevard County manufacturers rang in Manufacturing Month 2017 at the 2nd Annual State of Manufacturing event, hosted by the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) Regional Manufacturing Association (MASC). Brevard County certainly has reason to celebrate, as […]

October declared Manufacturing Month in Brevard

For a third year in a row, Brevard has received the resolution proclaiming October as Manufacturing Month. The State of Florida recognizes the Month of October as Manufacturing Month as an effective way to expand knowledge about the value manufacturing brings to Florida’s economy and to showcase the high-skilled, high paid manufacturing jobs needed by […]

Lockheed Martin wins two contracts totaling $30M, hiring nearly 800

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business News Sept. 26, 2017 Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) was awarded a $19.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy on Sept. 21, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Defense. Lockheed Martin’s rotary and mission systems division will provide engineering and technical services for the integration of […]

Manufacturing Day 2017: October 6

Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day occurs on the first Friday in October — this year Manufacturing Day is Oct 6, 2017. While Manufacturing Day is officially Oct. 6, companies and community organizations should plan their events on the date in October that […]

2nd Annual State of Manufacturing Event

Kick off Manufacturing Month 2017 with the Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC): Wednesday, September 27, 2017 – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Registration starts at 3:30PM) This event celebrates modern manufacturing with a focus on inspiring the next generation of manufacturers, and connecting to the community at large. The agenda includes the MASC […]

SpaceX, U.S. Air Force to launch secretive robotic space plane from Cape Canaveral

By:  Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel SpaceX has scheduled a launch for one of the U.S. Air Force’s two X-37B robotic space planes. The Boeing-built plane is a 29-foot long, 9-foot, 6-inch tall vehicle that resembles a smaller version of NASA’s retired space shuttle. It will be mounted into the nose of one of SpaceX’s workhorse […]

SpaceX gets OK for landing zone on Space Coast

By: Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Private commercial rocket company SpaceX got approval for additional space for its Dragon spacecraft and Falcon Heavy rocket at Cape Canaveral. While SpaceX does not have its main manufacturing facility in Central Florida, the company does launches at least twice a month and has a refurbishment center in Port […]