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October 21, 2018

Manufacturing/Distribution

Pasta Chips accepts investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners

Partnership with Farm Credit and USDA Rural Business Investment Program funds the better-for-you, Italian inspired snack brand Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

A CEO's lessons

The biggest Florida company and ‘nobody knows we exist.' Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Getting a logistics boost in Jacksonville

The promise of a new 800,000-sq.-ft. Amazon facility is significant because in a city that touts itself as a logistics center... Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Record-setting year for Jaxport container cargo business

JAXPORT moved a record 968,279 twenty-foot equivalent units (or TEUs, the industry standard for measuring containers) during the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2016. The previous JAXPORT record was 936,972 TEUs set in 2014. Read more »
Published on 10/25/2016

Pompano and circumstance

Aquaculture has become the fastest-growing form of food production globally — in 2013, production of fish and other seafood eclipsed production of beef. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Florida businesses sell in excess of $10 million at Farnborough International Airshow

Florida small businesses report second-highest sales ever at 2016 airshow. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Florida sinkhole to cost Mosaic up to $50 million to fix

A massive leak of contaminated water through a sinkhole at a Mosaic Co fertilizer facility in Florida will cost it $20 million to $50 million to fix, a company executive said on Tuesday. Read more »
Published on 9/21/2016

Tech Data Corporation to acquire Technology Solutions business from Avnet for $2.6 billion

Transaction creates premier global IT distributor with the most diverse end-to-end solutions from the data center to the living room Read more »
Published on 9/19/2016

Mosaic: New Wales water loss incident

Mosaic is using ground water well P-4 to recover water that was lost as a result of the sinkhole formation. The well, which is 24-inches in diameter and 800 feet deep, is located west of the south gyp stack and is shown in the photo at right. Read more »
Published on 9/19/2016

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 motor 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

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