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May 20, 2018

Business Florida 2018 - The Regions

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JACKSONVILLE A new aluminum bottle line was officially opened in May 2017 at Anheuser-Busch’s Metal Container Corporation facility representing a $175-million investment and the creation of 75 jobs.

FERNANDINA BEACH LignoTech, a joint venture of Rayonier Advanced Materials and Borregaard, will build a $135-million plant to manufacture lignin, an environmentally friendly alternative to many of the oil-based products used in construction and agriculture. The facility is expected to open in 2018 and create 50 jobs.

GREEN COVE SPRINGS Forterra Building Products expects to create up to 150 jobs by 2019 as it ramps up production at the former Hanson Building Products plant in Clay County. Forterra specializes in the production of precast concrete piping for infrastructure projects.

JACKSONVILLE German surgical technology company KLS Martin will open its first U.S. manufacturing plant with a focus on 3-D printing and milling of products for reconstructive surgery; 25 jobs are expected.

PALM COAST Boat upholstery manufacturer Gioia Sales South will double in size and add 10 jobs to its staff of 43 as it constructs a 25,000-sq.-ft. facility on Commerce Boulevard.

Key Players

Georgia Pacific | Palatka
Maxwell House | Jacksonville
Swisher International Group | Jacksonville


Business/Financial Services

JACKSONVILLE Global professional services provider Genpact is expanding its U.S. presence with the opening of a delivery center on the city’s southside. The firm employs 77,000 worldwide; plans call for adding 200 at the Jacksonville site within its first year of operation.

JACKSONVILLE Deutsche Bank’s largest U.S. office outside of Wall Street continues to grow, adding 150,000 square feet and 350 jobs; the German-based bank employs 1,800+ in the region.

JACKSONVILLE Citi has brought another 800 jobs to its credit care operations center, which already employs about 4,000.

Key Players

Citi | Jacksonville
Deutsche Bank | Jacksonville
Fidelity National Financial | Jacksonville

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