Florida Trend Features Palm Beach County Projects

Published Friday, September 30, 2016

Florida Trend's Business Florida magazine listed 10 projects that the BDB assisted and it also included a national ad marketing Palm Beach County as a premier business destination.



10 projects that the BDB assisted featured in the magazine:

1. JUPITER: CEL Aerospace has opened an office in Palm Beach County with plans to hire 28 new employees. Headquartered in Canada, CEL tests gas turbine engines for original equipment manufacturers, overhaul facilities, airlines and the military.

2. BOCA RATON: Online yacht vacation booking company Yachtico has relocated its headquarters from Germany with six employees and plans to employ 50 within two years. The firm commands 16,000 listings for sailboats, motor boats, catamarans and houseboats across 1,000 destinations.

3. BOCA RATON: Epoca International, a developer and distributor of eco-friendly cookware and beverage containers, is expanding its headquarters in Palm Beach County and adding 17 new employees to its workforce of 25.

4. RIVIERA BEACH: Following its recent acquisition of Smart Structures technology, engineering and IT services company RADISE International will expand operations at its Palm Beach County headquarters and create 60 new jobs.

5. PALM BEACH GARDENS: United Technologies Corporation’s Climate Controls and Security division broke ground in 2016 on its $115 million, 224,000-sq.-ft. headquarters and building innovation showcase facility that is expected to create 380 jobs. The “Center for Intelligent Buildings” will open in 2017.

6. PALM BEACH GARDENS: The new firm Zimmer Biomet that is the result of a merger between two medical device manufacturers is expanding its dental division headquarters in Palm Beach County with the addition of 178 jobs to a current staff of 473.

7. JUPITER: Specialty pharmaceutical company Charleston Laboratories is creating 25 new jobs as it renovates a 27,000-sq.-ft. office building to serve as company headquarters.

8. BOCA RATON: KRS Global Biotechnology, a maker of custom pharmaceuticals for doctors, hospitals and pharmacies, will add 160 jobs as it expands into medical device manufacturing.

9. BOYNTON BEACH: Stand-up paddleboard manufacturer Surfis has moved its headquarters from Wisconsin with six employees and plans to hire another 12.

10. MANGONIA PARK: Ramatex International, a manufacturer/distributor of environmentally friendly textile products, will open a 24,500-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters with 20 jobs.



The BDB's national ad to market Palm Beach County as a premier business destination:




#1 Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Aerojet Rocketdyne Bank of America Bank United Baptist Health South Florida
Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil, P.A. CareerSource Carrier DePuy Synthes Power Tools, a Johnson & Johnson Company Equestrian Center
Florida Crystals Corporation FPL Greenberg Traurig Gunster Hardrives, Inc.
HCA Palm Beach Hospitals Hedrick Brothers Construction Hospital for Special Surgery J.C. White JP Morgan Chase
LRP Publications Martens Group Minto Communities, LLC NCCI Nova Southeastern University
Palm Beach Aggregates, LLC Palm Beach Park of Commerce PNC Bank Pratt & Whitney (A United Technologies Company) Raymond James Financial Services/Boynton Financial Group, Inc.
RSM South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine South Florida Business Journal Stiles-Nicholson Foundation TD Bank
Tortoise Properties Wells Fargo & Company Wexford Capital