Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing


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Load King Manufacturing acts “early and quickly” to shift strategy amid pandemic.

May 25, 2020 (Courtesy of the Jacksonville Daily Record) -- The week of  March 9, leadership at Load King Manufacturing Co. retooled its strategy. “It all started with a  phone conversation with Baptist Hospital,” said Chad Grimm, Load King chief operations officer. The Jacksonville-based health system asked for guidance about keeping staff safe during the pandemic and sought face masks and infrared conveyors to sanitize equipment. Baptist chose a different supplier, but it set L...


Coronavirus: RenaissanceJax forms broad partnership to manufacture face shields

May 18, 2020 (Courtesy of the Florida Times-Union) RenaissanceJax, a non-profit that helps young people in Northeast Florida realize opportunities involving robotics and STEM education, has formed a broad coalition of partners to manufacture and donate the materials to make face shields for doctors and nurses. An extraordinary partnership of a Jacksonville non-profit devoted to offering young people opportunities in robotics and STEM education with local and national corporate partners an...


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roben faircloth1 150x150 - Advanced ManufacturingMeet 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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