Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing


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Michigan-based manufacturing firm expands into Florida

January 20, 2020 (Courtesy: Jacksonville Business Journal) Michigan-based Caster Concepts Inc. CEO Bill Dobbins decided to look at expanding into Florida, and Jacksonville specifically, after feeling like his company may have missed some opportunities. The manufacturing company specializes in wheels and casters - hence the name, but they don't mass produce. Caster Concepts manufactures custom designs for their customers and Dobbins believes that Florida's burgeoning maritime, aerospace,...


On cusp of $23 million incentive deal, Eagle LNG president talks Jacksonville’s place in the market, new plant plans and regulation changes

January 13, 2020 (Courtesy: Jacksonville Business Journal) Eagle LNG recently filed plans for export plant out of Jacksonville – a move that President Sean Lalani says solidifies Jacksonville’s place as a hub for small-scale distribution. Incentives for the project will be voted on by the City Council tonight. The $23 million package would have the city rebate 50 percent of the ad valorem tax revenue the facility generates over 10 years. To receive this, Eagle has to hire ...


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Roben FairclothMeet Roben Faircloth, Advanced Manufacturing Industry Manager

Roben Faircloth is the Manufacturing sector manager at CareerSource Northeast Florida.  Roben is a native Floridian, born and raised in Fort Myers, Florida. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Organizational Communications.  Upon graduation she taught English in Tokyo, Japan for three years.

Before joining CareerSource, Roben was the Program Manager for the Florida TRADE Grant at Florida State College at Jacksonville working to help students prepare to enter the field of manufacturing and help those employed in manufacturing, improve their skills. Florida State College, CareerSource and First Coast Manufacturing partnered on this highly successful grant. Prior to working with the TRADE grant, she was an Enrollment Development Coordinator at FSCJ working with area high schools to introduce students to their post-secondary opportunities.  She served on advisory boards for many area high schools including Peterson, Englewood, Forrest and Wolfson.

Contact Roben for information on how your business can benefit from a partnership with CareerSource Northeast Florida

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