ORLANDO, Fla. (November 20, 2014) HERNON Manufacturing, Inc., a global manufacturer of adhesive sealants and dispensing equipment, will expand its local operations in the City of Sanford and create 20 new jobs over the next two years in addition to its already existing 40 jobs. They will also make an estimated $2 million capital investment into the region.
“It is with great joy that we make the announcement of the expansion of our headquarters in Sanford. The expansion will provide us with 160% additional space, needed to keep up with the increase in the demand of our adhesives, sealants and precision dispensing equipment and for the expected growth of years to come,” said HERNON Manufacturing President Harry Arnon. “We are very thankful for the continued support provided to us by Mayor Triplett, Chairman Dallari, Bob Turk, Irma Stenman and their staff in helping us make this dream come true.”
“We are extremely excited with Hernon’s decision to expand its manufacturing facility here in Sanford,” said Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett. “Retention and Expansion is a priority of our economic development program.”
“Retaining and growing existing businesses is a critical element in our ongoing efforts to stimulate our local economy,” said Seminole County Chairman Bob Dallari. “Seminole County is committed to assisting HERNON and all of our local companies.”
“Business goes where it’s invited and stays where it’s well cared for,” said Rick Weddle, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission. “We are pleased HERNON decided to stay and continue to grow their operations here in Orlando.”
The City of Sanford, Seminole County, CareerSource Florida, Seminole State College and the Orlando Economic Development Commission have been important partners in this successful expansion.
HERNON Manufacturing Inc., 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-9001:2008 and ITAR registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs.
Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, public-private partnership that attracts, retains and grows jobs for the region. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate and expand in the four-county Orlando region. For more information, visit www.OrlandoEDC.com.
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