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August 26, 2016

Manufacturing/Distribution

Mac Papers acquires Higdon Paper & Packaging

Deal further demonstrates company's commitment to Alabama and offering a diversified product line-up. Read more »
Published on 8/9/2016

Eden Springs to be acquired by Cott Corporation for €470 ($525) million

Acquisition to create a leading global water and coffee services platform Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

S&D Coffee, Inc. to be acquired by Cott Corporation

S&D Coffee, Inc. has accepted an offer made by the Cott Corporation to be acquired. Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

Cott Corporation announces acquisition of S&D Coffee and Tea

Cott also reports second quarter 2016 results and declares dividend. Read more »
Published on 8/5/2016

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida: ‘It's about the brand'

Troy Taylor is acquiring the rights to the sales, manufacturing and distribution of Coke products for most of Florida Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Arthrex to add 560 jobs in Collier County

Today, Gov. Rick Scott announced that Arthrex, a medical device manufacturer, will be expanding its operations in North Naples, creating 560 jobs and investing more than $63 million in Collier County. Arthrex currently employs more than 2,200 Floridians. Read more »
Published on 7/19/2016

Thales announces new capital investments and job growth in Florida

Thales USA, a tech company focused on airline in-flight entertainment systems, will commit to targeting 500 net-new jobs in Florida. The growth is projected to occur by the end of 2020. Read more »
Published on 7/12/2016

Data Mine: Key economic indicators show Florida's economy is strong

Key economic indicators -- nonfarm payroll employment, average hours worked in manufacturing, the unemployment rate, and wage and salary disbursements deflated by the consumer price index -- show Florida's economy is strong. Read more »
Published on 7/11/2016

Proactive: Eliminating an impediment to growth

Rural Holmes County eliminates an impediment to job growth. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida to acquire four production facilities from the Coca-Cola Company

Follows 2015 announcements that it will expand its operating territory into North and South Florida Read more »
Published on 4/20/2016

Gov. Scott and Anheuser-Busch break ground on aluminum bottle line in Jacksonville

Expansion project will create 75 new jobs for Jacksonville families. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

Manufacturing

Industry interviews, charts, profiles and a by-the-numbers sector overview. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

AutoNation new-vehicle sales down 6% in November

AutoNation announces retail new vehicle unit sales of 25,555 in November 2015, down 6% versus November 2014. Read more »
Published on 12/3/2015

Oil men: Amalie Oil's Harry and Rick Barkett

Amalie sells plenty of oil. The challenge for the Barkett family is changing how the company sells it. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Foreign trade lending tightens

John Rodriguez, a past president of the Florida International Bankers Association, a current member of its foreign trade committee and its representative to the Miami-Dade International Trade Consortium, talks about the impact of stricter lending standards on Florida's economy. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Florida's aircraft manufacturing industry taking off

Florida's booming aircraft manufacturing industry is helping to diversify the state, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch Florida is the most attractive state for aircraft manufacturing, illustrated by the number of industry companies relocating to the state. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2014

Craft beer brewers go head to head with beer distributors

As craft breweries have gained a foothold in Florida, they're pushing for legal changes that irk big, established beer distributors. Read more »
Published on 1/2/2014

Vespas of the sky: Italigo Aviation LSA builds light sport aircraft

An Italian maker of small, relatively inexpensive airplanes is bringing the bulk of its manufacturing to Kissimmee, where it hopes that proximity to its largest potential markets will boost sales. Read more »
Published on 11/18/2013

Italy is stepping up its presence in Florida

On Sept. 1, the Italian Trade Commission opened a full office inside the Italian Consulate in Coral Gables. Read more »
Published on 11/7/2013

Business profile: Southeastern Printing

College dropout Don Mader came to Florida in 1991 to work in his cousin's T-shirt company. He was making $5.50 an hour... Read more »
Published on 11/6/2013

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