Small Business Maketing News Update - Green Cove Springs, Florida Companies Sweep Manufacturing Awards

The community of Green Cove Springs has become a “hot bed” for manufacturing in Northeast Florida. Just consider that the three “Manufacturer of the Year” awards, presented by the First Coast Manufacturers Association for the large, medium and small manufacturers, were all won by Green Cove Springs manufacturers.

Vac-Con, Inc., the manufacturer of truck mounted vacuum, water jet and vacuum excavation equipment for commercial and municipal environmental applications, won the award in the large manufacturer category.

Harris Lighting, a designer and manufacturer of energy efficient lighting systems, won the medium size category.

And Alternate Energy Technologies, the United States’ largest manufacturer of flat plate solar thermal collectors, took home the award for the small manufacturer category.

In addition to these companies, there are a variety of manufacturers, all within a few miles radius, including manufacturers such as Hanson Pipe, Pyramid Mouldings, and Mobro Marine.

There may be a reason that these manufacturers are clustered just south of the small town of Green Cove Springs, which is about 24 miles south of Jacksonville. The area offers advantages that many companies may overlook when locating their plant in Northeast Florida. Factors, such as plenty of available industrial land at competitive prices; a local port at the Green Cove site on the St. Johns River; access to rail; and favorable taxes; make this area attractive for plant expansions and relocations. Then there is the future construction of a beltway going right through this area that will connect I-10 and I-95.

So when thinking about manufacturing locations in Florida, don’t overlook Green Cove Springs – it’s a winner!

By the way, congratulations to the other manufacturing winners at the recent First Coast Manufacturers Association annual “Excellence in Manufacturing Awards” banquet:

Fleet Readiness CenterFounders Service Award
Peak 10Associate of the Year Award
Saft AmericaEnvironmental Award
Vistakon – Workforce Education Award AND Economic Impact Award
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