Vac-Con: Employee-owned local company honored for long-term contributions to manufacturing

Courtesy of Jacksonville Times Union By Anne Hammock Mike Rowe once said, “The world is full of very happy septic-tank cleaners and miserable investment bankers.” Rowe, former host of “Dirty Jobs” and advocate for skilled labor, would be impressed with the team at Vac-Con, headquartered in Green Cove Springs. The company manufactures sewer trucks and … Continue reading Vac-Con: Employee-owned local company honored for long-term contributions to manufacturing

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Made In Jax: Harbinger sign company putting stamp on local and national business icons

Courtesy of  The Florida Times Union By Drew Dixon A stroll through the production warehouse at Harbinger sign company on Jacksonville’s Southside is a visual visit to some of the most iconic business brands across the First Coast and America: The Jacksonville Jaguars, 7-Eleven and Exxon, among other names, emanate from the monikers under construction. “What … Continue reading Made In Jax: Harbinger sign company putting stamp on local and national business icons

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Courtesy of Florida Times Union Georgia-Pacific is going to spend $400 million expanding its paper and pulp mill in Palatka, adding an additional 80 jobs to a county with the highest unemployment in Northeast Florida. About 850 people work at the mill now. Georgia-Pacific had announced in March that it would make the $400 million … Continue reading Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Made in Jax: GloDea expanding beyond furniture

Courtesy of Jacksonville.com By Roger Bull The furniture all starts with the same pieces of wood. Southern yellow pine from Alabama comes into the shop in 8-foot pieces, about 1-3/8-inch square. Tens of thousands of those pieces each year are cut, sanded, drilled and assembled into furniture at GloDea, a small shop at the dead … Continue reading Made in Jax: GloDea expanding beyond furniture

What a $175 million expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s Metal Container Corp.’s Jacksonville plant looks like

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Business Journal After more than a year of work, Anheuser-Busch's Metal Container Corp. has 16-ounce aluminum bottles rushing down its expanded production line, which had its grand opening in Jacksonville on Tuesday, May 16th. The opening comes on the heels of Anheuser-Busch’s announcement it would invest $11.6 million in its Jacksonville … Continue reading What a $175 million expansion of Anheuser-Busch’s Metal Container Corp.’s Jacksonville plant looks like