July 10, 2020

Southeast Florida Roundup

Flying High

A former fighter pilot's seaplane company is a labor of love.

Mike Vogel | 6/28/2018

PALM BEACH GARDENS

  • United Technologies said it will hire 100 more employees as it opened its 224,000-sq.- ft. UTC Center for Intelligent Buildings, a 500-employee innovation and technology center. Another UTC division, jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, plans a $100-million expansion of its north county campus and to add 215 engineering jobs by 2020. Pratt already employs 1,300 near Jupiter.

WELLINGTON

  • Coral Gablesbased Mercantil Bank opened in Wellington its first “Bank of the Future” branch, featuring an open concept lobby, a product-discovery area and meeting rooms where customers meet with specialized bankers.

INNOVATION: Water Maps

This summer, Southeast Florida will be part of a first for Google as the initial Google Waterway View becomes available online and on mobiles. Think of it as Google streetview on water. Since March, Places Mobile, a Google content provider, has worked with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida to photograph the view from the water on the Intracoastal and connected waterways from Jupiter Inlet south to Ocean Reef. Boaters will be able to preview their routes and plan stops at restaurants, marinas or other sites.

Boat retailer MarineMax and Steve Baum, president and CEO of Boat Owners Warehouse, provided boats for Places Mobile’s work.

“Waterway View has the potential to be the most exciting new resource for the boating lifestyle, connecting boaters with restaurants, marinas, fuel docks, service and sales centers, and all the other resources they may need,” says association CEO Phil Purcell.

 

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