Embraer embracing Titusville workforce

TITUSVILLE, Fla. – One of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial jets has embraced Titusville and is ready to invest in 150 new jobs there.

Embraer is making a $3.5 million capital investment in Titusville. The company broke ground on its new Aero Seating Technologies building, which will produce seating solutions for various Embraer products, including design, development, and production.

This marks the start of the fourth Brevard County-based facility for the international jet manufacturer and it’s first within the city of Titusville. It is also the first major expansion project to take place within the aerospace focused Spaceport Commerce Park in northern Brevard County.

“Embraer’s continued commitment to Florida is incredibly important and we thank them for being a tremendous partner and job creator,” said Bill Johnson, secretary of commerce and president and CEO of Enterprise Florida. “Embraer’s success and growth helps us tout Florida’s position as a global leader in aviation. We look forward to working with our partners to secure funding for our toolkit so that we can continue to attract global companies like Embraer.”

Embraer’s presence in Brevard County continues to grow year after year. The company has already invested more than $50 million in capital investment in established buildings in the county. In 2011, an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing and assembly building and associated paint facilities were opened for Embraer’s Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 aircraft, and later that year, a 58,000-square-foot customer delivery center was added.

Last year, another project for Embraer, a high-tech Engineering and Technology Center, was completed and brought with it the addition of 200 engineers and supporting personnel. That was followed by the announcement of a new production facility for its larger Legacy jets, a project currently underway at its Melbourne campus.

Source: Florida DEO

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