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| 7/19/2013

› Port of Tampa signs deal aimed at boosting import of Mexican-made cars
Mexico is making more and more cars for the U.S. market. But actually getting those vehicles from that country to this country could become a very lucrative business for U.S. ports. The Tampa Port Authority knows this well.

› Alachua-based AxoGen reports record revenues in second quarter
AxoGen reported record revenues of $2.86 million in the second quarter of the year, up 42 percent from $2.01 million in revenues for the second quarter of 2012 as more medical facilities used its products and existing customers used more products.

› Contractor holds event for companies interested in working on Embraer facility
Calling all local contractors and building trades. The company hired to build the Embraer Engineering & Technology Center USA at Melbourne International Airport, Orlando-based Barton Malow Co., is hosting a pre-bid conference/subcontractor local outreach event for all construction trades interested in working on the project.

› After More Than Year, JDCPhosphate Has New Technology Ready to Go
After more than a year of planning, construction and testing, JDCPhosphate will start production next month at its demonstration plant in Fort Meade. It will begin slowly and ramp up to full production, 12,000 tons annually, by the end of the year.

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