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EFI will be featuring several Florida companies that we’ve worked with on competitive, international or MaSBEC projects in impact / case studies. Some of the studies will be published in Florida Trend Magazine as part of an EFI advertorial feature.

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Florida’s workforce pays dividends for financial service companies

Nearly a decade ago, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) chose Tampa for its first-ever expansion, thus beginning an auspicious partnership that is fruitful still today…

Florida’s defense simulation, modeling and training sector is a world leader

Being the most military friendly state in the U.S. is a reputation that Florida works hard to maintain. For decades, global leaders in defense have chosen Florida for its strong research partnerships and skilled workforce…

Florida businesses enjoy global growth through international trade programs

Florida’s small and mid-sized companies are uniquely positioned to capitalize on an international market eager to do business with the Sunshine State…

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CBI Drives Success, Supplies Jobs in Southwest Florida

Florida-based company chooses Port Charlotte for new distribution center, creating 380 jobs and $40 million in capital investment…

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Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center brings advanced cancer treatment to Florida

Caribbean Radiation Oncology Center (CROC) is a premier medical facility for advanced radiation cancer treatment. The center has operated in Puerto Rico since 2007 and is expanding to Doral to meet the needs of its South Florida and U.S. clients. CROC partnered with EFI to access a bridge loan through the SSBCI small business loan program, which allowed the company to expand…

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Earnest Products quadruples business through EFI financing programs

For 20 years, Earnest Products of Sanford has been a leading fabricator of high-quality sheet metal used in the manufacturing of custom metal parts for a multiple industries. While the company’s products were in high demand, they were unable to produce enough due to their small, inefficient facilities and limited production capacity…

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USAA investment in Hillsborough County helps meet the needs of military families

USAA of Tampa is a Fortune 500 company and leading provider of insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services for the military community and their families. In order to meet increased demand from customers, USAA is constructing a new large-scale facility in Tampa that will create thousands of jobs and millions in capital investment…

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Golf Channel expansion drives economic development in Orlando

Golf Channel of Orlando operates an international cable programming service and digital platforms devoted exclusively to golf. With the consolidation of their digital media operations, the company needed to expand their headquarters. EFI teamed up with Orlando area partners to help Golf Channel add 200 jobs and invest $2 million into the region…

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AveoEngineering launches design and manufacturing facility in Flagler County

AveoEngineering of Palm Coast is a world-leading producer of high-technology electronics solutions and innovative LED lighting products for the aviation and aerospace industry. The company chose to locate their new design and manufacturing center in Flagler County because of its close proximity to the Space Coast and available engineering workforce…

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iSirona finds success in Panama City’s “Silicon Bay”

iSirona is a Panama City-based medical software development company that helps hospitals integrate patient data with electronic medical records. iSirona was the recipient of IRREF incentive funds that help businesses in communities affected by the BP oil spill. EFI teamed up with other community partners to assist iSirona in expanding and creating new jobs…

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Florida Defense Support Task Force aids wounded warriors’ return to action

The Eagle Fund provides rehabilitation and performance training services for wounded and injured military service men and women from the Special Operations Community so that they can return to active duty. The task force awarded a grant of $225,000 to The Eagle Fund to provide treatment for 50 Special Operations personnel over a period of eight months…

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Enterprise Florida revives Airon Corporation’s international sales

Airon Corporation of Melbourne designs and manufactures respiratory ventilation for adult, pediatric and neonatal life support as well as CPAP devices used in emergency transport. Because of the volatility of the medical device market, Airon needed to find a way to expand their sales to new markets…

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Avionica lands major contracts at international air shows

Avionica of Miami manufactures flight data monitoring equipment as well as satellite communication devices used in ground-to-air contact. The company was looking to increase their international sales and make contact with smaller, low-cost airlines throughout the world…

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Hernon solidifies relationships with Latin American markets

HERNON® Manufacturing, Inc. of Sanford is a worldwide innovator and manufacturer of high performance adhesive sealants and precision dispensing equipment used in industrial applications. The company was looking to expand their presence in Latin America so they contacted Enterprise Florida for assistance in accessing international markets…

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Inline Filling Systems generates new sales from EFI trade missions

Inline Filling Systems of Venice is a manufacturer of liquid packaging machinery used in pharma, food and beverage, chemical and cosmetic applications. Inline was looking to expand the export of their manufacturing equipment into new markets throughout South America…

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Johnson & Johnson Investment in Florida Extends Beyond Job Creation

VISTAKON®  is a division of Fortune 500 company Johnson & Johnson and a world leader in contact lens manufacturing. VISTAKON® was looking to expand production and refurbish existing lines for their ACUVUE® brand contact lenses in Jacksonville…

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Air Products and Port Manatee: A Winning Combination

Air Products of Palmetto is a Fortune 200 company and world leader in clean energy. While the company has conducted manufacturing operations in Wilkes-Barre, PA since the 1960s, they faced constraints in shipping their larger heat exchangers, which can measure 180 feet long and weigh up to 500 tons…

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GENICON®’s sales soar with help of Enterprise Florida’s export assistance

GENICON® of Orlando is an emerging leader in the design, production, and distribution of patented surgical instrumentation used in laparoscopic surgery. GENICON® started as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in the early stages of developing their own brand with a goal of providing products to the international surgical market…

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DemeTECH expands global outreach to Middle East and beyond

DemeTECH® of Miami is an emerging leader in customized surgical sutures and suture kits. Since 95 percent of DemeTECH®’s sales come from the international market, it was essential that they increase the marketing of their products all over the world….

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Rumex International Co. envisions new export opportunities in Middle East

Rumex International Co. is a leading manufacturer in opthalmic and cardiovascular microsurgical instruments. Based in Moscow, Russia, with North American headquarters located in Clearwater, Rumex was looking to distribute their global exports into new areas of Latin America and the Middle East…