Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesive and sealing technologies, continues to expand rapidly.
With the assistance of the Small Business Development
Center at the University of Central Florida (SBDC at UCF) and its
no-cost Growth Acceleration services, Hernon Manufacturing, the
innovator in adhesive and sealing technologies, continues to expand
rapidly. The Company recently announced that it had won a large new
order from a leading defense contractor and had entered into a new
distribution agreement for Florida. Within the last three months, Hernon
has received over one million dollars in contracts to deliver high
and inspection equipment to some of the world’s largest defense
contractors. To facilitate this rapid growth, Hernon has also leased
additional manufacturing space while it builds and expands into a
100,000 square-foot plant by year end 2013. The company credits the
assistance of the SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration Consultants for
helping to make the company’s growth possible.
The SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration services offers companies
consulting assistance aimed at developing sustainable growth strategies
in key business areas, including marketing and business development,
cash flow management, strategic planning, market/industry research, as
well as capital access. In the case of Hernon, the SBDC’s Growth
Acceleration Consultants performed an in-depth business health assessment
and, based upon it, identified ways to optimize cash flow and better
position the company to take full advantage of its growth opportunities.
They then worked closely with Hernon’s management team and assisted in
implementing their recommendations.
"The SBDC at UCF’s Growth Acceleration services have
been an important ingredient in putting Hernon’s expansion on the fast
track," said Harry Arnon, President of Hernon Manufacturing. "We had
aggressive growth goals to begin with and, thanks to the help of the
SBDC’s growth acceleration consultants, have met and surpassed them. We
look forward to continuing that rapid expansion in 2012 with the help of
the SBDC as we look to hire new employees, expand our manufacturing
facilities and introduce new technologies."