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A global manufacturing company can choose any site in the world. More and more are choosing the North Florida Corridor. In addition to our industry clusters and supply chains, you’ll find a young workforce with in-demand skills and the ability to specialize for new opportunities.

Manufacturing Companies

Companies listed below do not represent the full array of manufacturing businesses in the super region, but provide an overview of those located in North Florida.

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American Elite Molding (AEM)

American Elite Molding is America’s leading manufacturer of nylon cable ties. Located in Crestview, Florida, its state-of-the-art facility operates 24/7/365 and boasts the most advanced production processes in the U.S. AEM offers an extensive line of cable ties in a variety of lengths, tensile strengths, and colors, plus accessories such as mounting pads and cable clamps.

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Started in 1992, Avalex has grown and expanded from a single product line to seven distinct products offering numerous options to special mission operators. With 25 years of experience in every aspect of the development of displays, smart displays and tablets, mapping systems, digital video recorders, cockpit management units, and mission computers including hardware and software integration, Avalex incorporates the latest technologies to customize products to meet specific customer requirements.

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Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company support airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems and performance-based logistics and training.

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CDS Concrete Manufacturing

CDS Concrete Manufacturing in tiny Gretna (Gadsden County) supports our nation’s transportation network through its development and manufacturing of bridge overpasses and girders. Their workmanship is a strength that gives us all confidence as we travel our highways and enjoy our beautiful country.

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Certified Manufacturing (CMI)

Certified Manufacturing Inc., a woman-owned company, is an agile manufacturer able to meet rapid response needs. CMI’s capabilities include electron-mechanical assembly; complex harness fabrication; specialized potting processes; and cable assembly, inspection, and automated testing. CMI can also provide laser wire marking on a variety of wire/cable sizes and types as well as cable harness overbraiding. CMI also provides circuit card assembly.

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CHR International / Safari Helicopter

CHR International, manufacturer of Safari Helicopter, builds each part to exacting specifications. Assembly is carefully documented and the company provides extensive support to aircraft owners. The mission of the Safari has always been dependable and safe operation, and that purpose is being carried out more fully today than ever before. Your helicopter built your way.

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Enviva is a renewable energy company that is the largest wood pellet producer in the world. The wood pellets produced in Cottondale FL (in the heart of Northwest Florida’s wood basket) are mixed with coal and used in Europe’s coal burning furnaces to produce electricity and reduce that continent’s carbon footprint. The company also uses electricity produced from landfill methane to power its dryers at its Cottondale facility. Truly, Enviva is a green company!

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An industry leader for more than 120 years, GE has a presence in Jacksonville and Pensacola. GE Oil & Gas in Jacksonville continues to evolve its products and services through increasingly complex infrastructure challenges across the globe. The company uses advanced technologies to extract, transport, and refine oil and gas with productivity and the environment in mind. As the world’s first digital industrial company, GE is transforming energy markets with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive – bringing speed, scale and greater insight to customers.

GE Renewable Energy takes the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. For 15 years, GE Renewable Energy in Pensacola has been the Digital Industrial Company’s largest assembler of wind turbine components.

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Georgia Pacific

Georgia Pacific has multiple facilities in the Corridor, including Florida's Great Northwest region and the JAXUSA Partnership Region. Georgia Pacific produces OSB-board for the construction industry from its facility in Liberty County. This location benefits from the raw materials in the region’s nearby forests and creates ancillary jobs for those logging operations. GP helps build the local economy as well as offices and homes in the southeast United States.

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.

Headquarted in Jacksonville, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. is the world’s leading manufacturer of disposable contact lenses. A quarter of a century after revolutionizing the contact lens industry with the introduction of the first disposable soft contact lens, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. continues its course to bring healthy vision to everyone, everywhere, every day through new technologies and innovative products.

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L3 Crestview Aerospace (L3 CA)

L3 CA, a division of L3 Aerospace Systems, offers its customers great value, high quality, and superb schedule performance. L3 CA is a vertically-integrated, one-stop-shop for parts fabrication through end-item aerostructures, aircraft maintenance, and modifications.

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Micro Systems

Micro Systems, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, is an AS9100 Rev. C- and ISO 9001:2008-certified company. It is a world leader in high performance Air, Land, and Sea Surface vehicle control. It offers a broad range of products including Unmanned Vehicle Control Systems, Autopilots and Mission Computers, Radar Tracking and Command Data Link Transponders, Scoring Systems, Custom Test Equipment, and Flight Termination Systems.

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Oglesby Plants is a world-famous plant cloning and culture development company located in a rural setting in Altha (Calhoun County). The county’s largest employer is also a leading patent producer in one of Florida’s smallest counties, telling the story that scientific advances don’t always happen in urban settings.

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On-Point Defense Technologies, LLC, is a veteran-owned small business that supports the Department of Defense and Defense Companies by designing, developing, integrating, and testing commercial and defense products. On-Point Defense Technologies, LLC (OPDT) is a full-spectrum design, manufacturing, prototyping, and systems integration firm. It mitigates customer portfolio risks via upgrading, repurposing, and sustaining legacy weapon system technology—reducing cost and schedule while enhancing warfighter capabilities!

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Rayonier, headquartered in Nassau County, is a leading global forest products company that creates value by optimizing our timber assets and finding the highest and best uses for its landholdings. Its core business segments are timber and real estate with assets located in 2.7 million acres of timberlands in the United States and New Zealand.

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Based in France, Saft’s U.S. headquarters in Jacksonville makes high-tech lithium-ion batteries, which range in size from a briefcase to a 20-foot container. These batteries have a wide range of uses, from storing power generated by solar and wind farms, to providing backup power to computer servers and data centers in the event of a power failure, and powering the portable weapons systems that soldiers depend on in battle. 

Company officials have said that Jacksonville's transportation and logistics strengths, plus an available workforce with extensive military experience, are clear advantages to doing business in Jacksonville. 

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WestPoint Home

WestPoint Home, an employee-driven textile manufacturer located in Chipley, has survived their industry’s move to offshore countries for manufacturing. This group of employees sets the bar for their company’s quality and production standards that even surpasses foreign factories. American-made is more than branding here!