Embraer Breaks Ground On Titusville Facility, Will Create 150 New Jobs In North Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // September 10, 2015
making $3.5M investment in Titusville
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Embraer broke ground on their new Aero Seating Technologies building on Tuesday in Titusville, which will produce seating solutions for various Embraer products, including design, development, and production.
One of the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets, Embraer is creating 150 new jobs and making a $3.5 million capital investment in Titusville.
“Embraer’s new facility and their creation of 150 new jobs in Titusville is great news for Florida families,” said Gov. Rick Scott.
“It is exciting that this is their fourth project in Brevard County and it’s clear that Embraer continues to choose Florida because of our low-tax, business-friendly environment. We must continue to fund Enterprise Florida so we can attract companies like Embraer, compete with other states, and create more jobs for Florida families.”
This marks the start of the fourth Brevard County-based facility for the international jet manufacturer and it’s first within the city of Titusville. It is also the first major expansion project to take place within the aerospace focused Spaceport Commerce Park in northern Brevard County.
“The entire community is proud to welcome Embraer to Titusville, and most importantly, we know we have a plan that works,” said George Mikitarian, President of the North Brevard Economic Development Zone (NBEDZ).
“The mission of the NBEDZ has always been to attract companies to North Brevard that want to take advantage of a highly trained, available workforce and infrastructure that supports high-tech pursuits. While we won’t stop here, today, we’re proud to say mission accomplished.”
TESTAMENT TO SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP
“The new Embraer Aero Seating Technologies facility in Titusville will enable us to offer our customers the most advanced seating products and is further testament to the success of our partnership with the great state of Florida,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President & CEO.
“We are honored with the support of Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Brevard County, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and we are proud to continue to build upon this foundation of vision and trust.”
Embraer’s presence in Brevard County continues to grow year after year. The company has already invested over $50 million in capital investment in established buildings in the county.
“Embraer’s continued commitment to Florida is incredibly important and we thank them for being a tremendous partner and job creator,” said Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
“Embraer’s success and growth helps us tout Florida’s position as a global leader in aviation. We look forward to working with our partners to secure funding for our toolkit so that we can continue to attract global companies like Embraer.”
In 2011, an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing and assembly building and associated paint facilities were opened for Embraer’s Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft, and later that year, a 58,000-square-foot customer delivery center was added.
Last year, another project for Embraer, a high-tech Engineering and Technology Center, was completed and brought with it the addition of 200 engineers and supporting personnel. That was followed by the announcement of a new production facility for its larger Legacy jets, a project currently underway at its Melbourne campus.
“Embraer’s growth shows that Florida remains a top destination for the aerospace and manufacturing industries,” said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
“Thanks to the Scott Administration’s pro-growth, low-tax policies, individuals and families in Brevard County and the Space Coast will have more opportunities through these kinds of business expansions.”
Embraer is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation and defense and security segments.
“The caliber of jobs and the product being manufactured in Titusville will add to the county’s position as an industry leader,” said Brevard County District 1 Commissioner Robin Fisher.
“The hard work from the EDC, NBEDZ and the City of Titusville is unfolding before our eyes and it is very exciting to be a part of it all.”
Enterprise Florida, Inc. is a partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. Enterprise Florida’s mission is to facilitate job growth for Florida’s businesses and citizens leading to a vibrant statewide economy.
In pursuit of its mission, Enterprise Florida works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
“This is more than a celebration – it’s a milestone,” said Lynda Weatherman, President of Florida Space Coast EDC.
“This global aviation leader will now have operations in not one, but two Space Coast communities. While one site might have been a better fit for Embraer at the start of their search in 2008, consistent marketing of the entire county has led to this important announcement for Titusville many years later. It’s an important reminder, and success story, of the work of the EDC to build upon past achievements.”
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