BDB ANNOUNCES RELOCATION OF RAMATEX INTERNATIONAL TO MANGONIA PARK 20 NEW JOBS

Published Friday, April 8, 2016

West Palm Beach, FLA –The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County (BDB), in cooperation with Palm Beach County and the Town of Mangonia Park, is pleased to announce that Ramatex International, a company that specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality, environmentally friendly garments, blankets and other textile products will locate to Palm Beach County.

The company purchased 24,500 square feet of space at 1310 53rd Street in Mangonia Park where they will hire 20 new employees. Ramatex will distribute products throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan from this location.

The BDB helped the company by coordinating assistance through multiple resources including CareerSource Palm Beach County, State of Florida Manufacturing Tax Exemptions, Florida Power & Light, export assistance through Enterprise Florida and the U.S. Commercial Service, and alternative financing resources.

“Ramatex International is an environmentally conscious company manufacturing and distributing garments and home textiles made from 100% recycled fibers. We are excited to be moving to Palm Beach County, Florida, where the population is very much in tune with keeping the environment clean for our generation and many more to come,” said Camilo Raful, President Ramatex International.  “I would like to thank Brian Cartland and the BDB for the assistance they have provided us in moving our company from New Jersey to Florida.”

“The Town of Mangonia Park is delighted that Ramatex International has selected our town for the location of their corporate headquarters. The company’s commitment to creating high-wage jobs, and environmentally friendly products make them a welcome addition to the community. We are truly excited about the economic impact Ramatex will have on our community.  We are also very grateful for the hard work of the BDB.  Great work," said Mayor William H. Albury, III.

“Ramatex has over 19 years of experience in manufacturing and distributing eco-friendly products,” said Kelly Smallridge, President and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.  “This environmentally friendly company will be a great addition to Mangonia Park’s business base.”

About Ramatex International: Ramatex International's EARTH RAGZ© have helped to change the way consumers purchase products; instilling a consciousness about preserving the Earth, recycling and buying products made of recycled contents to close the loop. For every EARTH RAGZ© garment that you purchase, you are directly preventing 2.4 lbs. of textile material from going into landfills. This number increases to 7.2 lbs for every blanket you purchase. To learn more about Ramatex’s line of environmentally friendly products, please visit www.ramatexinternational.com.

About the BDB: The Business Development Board of Palm Beach County is the official public/private economic development organization for Palm Beach County and Enterprise Florida.  Founded in 1982 as a not-for-profit corporation, its primary purpose is to attract and retain new industry, business investment, high quality jobs and workforce development through corporate relocations, expansions and international trade. During the past five years, the BDB has assisted companies that have created more than 12,600 direct jobs with average salaries greater than $67,000 resulting in more than $693 million in capital investment to Palm Beach County and an economic impact that exceeds $5.87 billion.

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