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Rick Scott announces 420 new jobs coming to Coral Springs

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A new state-of-the-art plant being built in Coral Springs will create 420 new jobs. Gov. Rick Scott announced Tuesday the company Hoerbiger will open a manufacturing facility creating $43.1 million in capital investment in the region.

“I am excited Hoerbiger has chosen Coral Springs to open a new manufacturing plant and create 420 new jobs for Florida families,” Scott said. “Florida’s workforce is exceptional and we are quickly becoming the best place in the country to get a job with companies like HOERBIGER moving jobs from Texas to Florida.”

In addition to creating new jobs, the company will also retain 277 employees in Broward County.

“We are thrilled to invest further in North America so we can better meet the needs of our customers in the Americas for decades to come,” says Hannes Hunschofsky, chief operating officer, Hoerbiger Compression Technology. “This Coral Springs facility is part of our new strategic footprint, defining how and where we build products in order to create new opportunities for our company, our business partners and our team members across the region.”

Hoerbiger manufactures reciprocating compressor components. The plant will boast the most up-to-date engineering components. It will have the capacity to produce compression-molded bushings for production of things like sealing rings and elements for compressor valves and steel-forming operations for packing cases and compressor valves.

“The strength of the workforce makes South Florida the right place for our newest facility.” said Don York, president of Hoerbiger Corporation of America, Inc. “Hoerbiger has produced compressor components in the United States for over 50 years and is known for long-term partnership with North American and South American customers, partners, and suppliers. Our next-generation production facility in Coral Springs will be a model for the future of global manufacturing and set a new standard for innovation and excellence.”

Hoerbiger plans to move its administration and production plants in Pompano Beach and Deerfield Beach. They will also move jobs from Texas to the new plant once it’s complete.

“This expansion and consolidation by Hoerbiger will add value to Florida’s growing manufacturing industry,” said Bill Johnson, president & CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Florida is among the best states in the nation for manufacturing, thanks to our pro-business climate and highly skilled workforce. We look forward to watching Hoerbiger grow in South Florida.”

Enterprise Florida worked in conjuction with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, the City of Coral Springs, Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance.

According to the Governor’s Office Florida ranks among the top 10 in the nation for manufacturing with nearly 19,000 companies statewide and more than 320,000 manufacturing employees. The industry produces products ranging from aerospace products to pharmaceuticals.

Janelle Irwin has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in the Tampa Bay area since 2003. She also hosts a weekly political talk show on WMNF Community radio. Janelle formerly served as the sole staff reporter for WMNF News and previously covered news for Patch.com and various local neighborhood newsletters. Her work has been featured in the New York Daily News, Free Speech Radio News and Florida Public Radio and she's been interviewed by radio stations across the nation for her coverage of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Janelle is a diehard news junkie who isn't afraid to take on big names in local politics including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the dirty business of trash and recycling in St. Pete and the ongoing Pier debacle. Her work as a reporter and radio host has earned her two WMNF awards including News Volunteer of the Year and Public Affairs Volunteer of the Year. Janelle is also the devoted mother to three brilliant and beautiful daughters who are a constant source of inspiration and occasional blogging fodder. To contact, email janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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