28 April Clay Welcomes Puma Aero Marine April 28, 2016 By Laura Pavlus Expansions and Relocations, General, News Puma Aero Marine, Clay EDC, Economic Development, aviation, marine, retrofit, humanitarian ships, Reynolds Industrial Park 0 Clay County, Florida is pleased to welcome Puma Aero Marine who recently signed a lease for a 60,000 sf hangar at Reynolds Industrial Park in Green Cove Springs. The company is involved in both the aviation and marine industries, and will take advantage of Reynold’s multi-modal logistical assets to retrofit various aircraft to customer specifications, and to construct humanitarian ships for use in international applications. Reynolds is home to a fully functioning private air-park with a 5,000 ft runway and several hangars, and more than one mile of riverfront access. Described as a leader in the development and production of commercial aerospace and marine vehicles, the company, operating for more than 50 years, develops, engineers, tests and evaluates high-tech vehicles in the aviation and marine industry. Puma also provides unique solutions for a broad spectrum of needs in the gas turbine power field. Early projects include retrofitting a Boeing 737 with a “VIP” package, and construction of two 300’ ships. The company plans on hiring more than a hundred aviation and marine industry workers as the projects ramp up. Puma Aero Marine will be investing $700-800,000 to renovate the 60,000 sf former military hangar to fit their needs. Learn more about this great company at www.pumamarine.com. Several other exciting projects are in the pipeline, and we look forward to making future announcements about high-wage job growth in Clay County. Attached Files puma aero building 38.59 KB Related Business Leaders Get Glimpse of Florida's Aerospace Industry at Clay EDC Q2 Luncheon Presentation Frank DiBello, CEO of Space Florida, was the keynote speaker for the June 8 quarterly luncheon sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Corp., which works to bring high-skill, high-wage jobs to Clay County. Clay Welcomes Seagrass Village Senior Living Facility Construction has begun on a new assisted living facility for Fleming Island to be completed in the summer/fall of 2017. Clay Commission Discussing Rebranding County Image The Clay County Commission this month is expected to consider recommendations to showcase the county’s natural, historic and recreational resources as well as its communities to best attract tourism, new businesses and residents. Clay Officials Tackle Tallahassee Government officials from each major community joined members of the Clay County Chamber and County Commission to advocate for local needs to state lawmakers and inform those from outside Clay County what the area has to offer. Clay looks to build economy on growing health care industry The growing health care industry in Clay County is key to its future economic development although manufacturing and distribution also have major roles to play, say officials helping county leaders chart a course for attracting and retaining sustainable businesses offering residents solid, well-paying jobs. Clay EDC Board of Directors Support One-Cent Sales Tax At the June 14, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting, Clay EDC President, Bill Garrison, read a resolution by the Clay EDC Board of Directors announcing their support of the one-cent sales tax extension. Showing 0 Comment Comments are closed.