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Innovative High Precision Parts Manufacturer Opens Doors in Hardee County

Jan 06, 2013

WAUCHULA, Fla. (January 6, 2013) – PFMan, a high precision parts design-to-manufacturing company announces the opening of a 20,000 sq. ft. facility in Hardee County Commerce Park under a partnership with Hardee County Industrial Development Authority (IDA).

Space Florida has enabled financing for one of the two state-of-the-art CNC machines to be used on site. This manufacturing equipment is first of its kind in North America and, due to its high speed and extreme accuracy, has applications in a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace.

“We are proud to welcome PFMan to the Hardee County Commerce Park,” said Hardee County IDA Chair Vanessa Hernandez. “PFMan is an innovator in merging technology and manufacturing for production. They will be a great partner to Hardee County as well as a showcase for the various technologies at work in our community.”

“We are pleased to work with the Hardee County IDA to enable this first-of-its-kind manufacturing capability in our state,” said Space Florida President Frank DiBello. “We look forward to watching this company thrive in the months and years to come.”
PFMan expects to employ 50 individuals at the new U.S. site.

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About the Hardee County Industrial Development Authority: The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is made up of a 13-person board tasked with fostering economic development. The IDA has multiple revenue streams including the Mosaic Agreement and income from Commerce Park transactions, which allows the board to fund projects and attract business into the County. The Hardee County IDA has had success in diversifying the economy and creating competitive advantages for businesses that locate in the area.

About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s spaceport authority and aerospace development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov  

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