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Governor Scott Congratulates Hernon Manufacturing on Growth and Job Creation

By Hernon Manufacturing
Governor Scott Congratulates Hernon Manufacturing on Growth and Job Creation

During his tour of the adhesives production facility in Sanford, Gov. Rick Scott congratulated the staff and the executives of the company on its growth.

Photo: Gov. Rick Scott congratulates Hernon Manufacturing executives, brothers and founders of the company, president Harry Arnon and technical director Josef Arnon (right) during his tour of the adhesives production facility in Sanford, Friday, January 25, 2012. Scott held a press conference at the plant highlighting his push for the elimination of Florida sales tax on investments for manufacturing equipment.Sanford, FL., January 28, 2013 –Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, hosted Governor Rick Scott on Friday to not only highlight his commitment to eliminating sales taxes for investments on manufacturing equipment, but also congratulate the company on its growth and manufacturing job creation efforts.

Governor Scott was joined on the facility tour by founders and brothers Harry and Josef Arnon, as well as other employees who have contributed to the company’s success.  Watch the tour video now.

Earlier this month Governor Scott announced his Building Up Florida Manufacturing Jobs proposal, intended to help small manufacturing business grow and offer more opportunities for Florida families.  The governor is well known for his promise of 7 years, 700,000 jobs. It's a promise Mr. Scott plans to keep.

Photo: Gov. Rick Scott delivered remarks promoting his proposal to eliminate the Florida sales tax on equipment used in manufacturing, during a visit to Hernon Manufacturing, a worldwide industrial adhesives production company based in Sanford, Friday. Scott toured the factory and met with elected officials, company executives and employees.Touring Hernon Manufacturing, a maker of sealants and adhesives, the governor says removing the tax on new equipment purchases would go a long way towards creating jobs. 

“When manufacturers purchase equipment in our state, they are investing in Florida for years to come.  We want more manufacturers to move to Florida, and our existing manufacturing companies, like Hernon, to buy the equipment they need to grow and create more jobs to support Florida families,” said Governor Scott.

Hernon Manufacturing Inc., founded in the basement of Harry and Josef’s Arnon’s home in Queen’s New York, has been headquartered in Sanford, Florida since 1990.

“Smaller companies struggle to get the funds needed to purchase equipment, which in turn will enable them to hire more Floridians,” said President of Hernon, Harry Arnon. “I applaud Governor Scott for his Building Up Florida Manufacturing initiative and I hope the legislature will support it so more companies can move and expand here.”

Hernon's owner say they would have saved between $15,000 and $20,000 during the expansion they made last year, if the tax were not in effect. They are holding up the next round of equipment purchases in the hope the governor's plan can pass the Legislature.

“Hernon Manufacturing is in the process of expanding and growing their business, and I look forward to the legislature supporting their efforts by eliminating the tax this coming session,” added Scott.

HERNON Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades.  A long-time member of Central Florida’s industrial manufacturing community, HERNON offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including:  Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, LED, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. HERNON Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs.  HERNON Manufacturing has been recognized as a top company in Orlando and is listed in the Orlando Business Journal’s Book of Lists.  The company also was awarded the 2012 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year, named one of Florida's Top Companies to Watch in 2012, and has received the 2012 William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award for its advanced process for ammunition sealants.  Visit for more information.

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Edgardo Rodriguez
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(407) 322-4000 ext. 314

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