Governor Scott Announces Aerosync Support to Add Jobs in Santa Rosa County

Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Aerosync Support, Inc., a leader in helicopter repairs, modifications and upgrades, will expand in Santa Rosa County. The expansion will create 25 new jobs and a capital investment of at least $1.75 million in the region.

Governor Scott said, “We are working hard to make Florida the number one destination for businesses. By working with the legislature to eliminate the sales tax on manufacturing equipment, we have made Florida an ideal place for manufacturing businesses like Aerosync Support to grow and succeed, which means more jobs for our families. We will keep working to create opportunities for every single person in Florida so we can become the global leader in job creation.”

Aerosync Support Inc. provides global on-site labor support for Bell and Sikorsky helicopter products. They service both commercial and military markets, specializing in depot level upgrades/modifications with heavy or crash damage repairs. In addition Aerosync designs and builds precision tooling and aircraft support equipment specialized for the aerospace market.

Greg Barlett, Aerosync president said, “There is a large aerospace market in both commercial and military sectors that are in need of the services we offer. Milton and the Santa Rosa Industrial Park is a great location for us with room to expand as future demands increase. We are very excited about being here and look forward to employing many talented folks in this area.”

Florida is home to more than 2,000 aerospace and aviation companies employing more than 82,000 workers across the state, including one of the largest maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) clusters in the nation. The industry has an annual payroll impact in excess of $5 billion in the state. Additionally, Florida’s manufacturing sector ranks among the top 10 nationwide with more than 18,200 companies employing some 317,000 people statewide.

Secretary of Commerce and EFI president & CEO Gray Swoope said, “I am excited for Aerosync Support’s establishment in Florida and look forward to seeing the company’s growth in the panhandle. Northwest Florida is one of the nation’s top regions for aviation and aerospace companies, and this project will not only boost that industry but the manufacturing sector in the area as well.”

This project was made possible through strong partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Aerosync Support’s decision to open a facility in Santa Rosa County is another example of business and manufacturing-friendly policies working in Florida. Florida’s manufacturing industry already ranks in the top ten in the nation, and low taxes and an experienced workforce will continue to bring great companies like Aerosync Support to the Sunshine State. The establishment of Aerosync Support’s Northwest Florida facility will mean 25 more Florida families will be given a chance to live the American dream.”

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Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI)is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.

 

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