500 NW California Blvd, Bldg. F, Suite 109, Port St. Lucie, FL  34986 | Phone: (772) 336- 6250 | PO Box 881358, Port St. Lucie, FL 34988
 
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Major Manufacturing Sectors and Employees

The area economy has evolved into a blend of diverse sectors that include:

  • Manufacturing (boats, aviation/aerospace, food processing, fabricated metals, machinery, specialized motor vehicles, computers/electronics and plastics)

  • Agriculture (primarily cattle and citrus)

  • Tourism (includes destination beach and golf resorts and restaurants)

  • R&D (established and emerging activity in life science, marine, oceanography, and agriculture)

  • Professional and technical services

  • Construction/Health Care/Retail (supported by an expanding population of those seeking to retire as well as work/live in a favorable climate that is reasonably affordable)

Manufacturers in the area produce a diverse array of products, ranging from complete aircraft and aerospace components to specialty lift truck, sport fishing yachts, small shallow draft fishing boats, citrus juices, flour for the baking industry, fabricated parts from multiple materials (metals, polymers, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and others), electronic components and other products.

These industries require multiple skills including:

  • Product fabrication from metals, plastics, wood, carbon fiber, fiberglass and other materials.

  • Machine tool operation (CNC, etc.)

  • Complex assembly

  • Food processing technologies (handling food grade products)

  • Processes requiring sustained high quality of the finished product (food and aerospace products)

Employment within the primary manufacturing sectors along with major employers is listed below.

Major Manufacturing Sectors and Employers

Manufacturing Sector

Employment*

Major Employers (Scope of Business)

City

Transportation Equipment

2,247

Motor Vehicles

  • Stamm Manufacturing (high lift trucks)

  • Phoenix Metal Products (platform lift trucks)

Aerospace

  • Triumph Aerostructures-Vought (aircraft component parts)

  • Piper Aircraft, Inc. (general aviation aircraft)

Boats

  • American Custom Yachts (sport fishing yachts)

  • S2 Yachts (sport fishing yachts)

  • Maverick Boat Co. (shallow draft fishing boats)

  • Dragonfly Boats (yacht tenders, skiffs, paddle boats)

 


Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce

 

 

Stuart

Vero Beach

 

 

Stuart

Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce

Vero Beach

Food Manufacturing

924

  • Tropicana (orange juice operations)

  • Indian River Citrus League (15+ companies that pack and distribute grapefruits and related products)

  • Ocean Spray Cooperative (grapefruit operations)

  • Bay State Milling Co. (flour milling and distribution)

  • Mc Arthur Farms (milk manufacturing)

  • Lykes Ranch (cattle farming)


Fort Pierce

Vero Beach

 

Indian River

Indiantown

Okeechobee

Okeechobee

Computers/Electronics

513

  • EMC Technology & Florida RF Labs (radio frequency and micro-wave resistive components)

  • Semi-Conductor Technology Inc. (high voltage N-Channel mosfet and high voltage NPN/PNP transistors)

  • Advanced Systems Research Inc. (cryogenic components for R&D)

  • Bee Electronics (nylon, leather, etc. cases for electronic equipment)


Stuart

 

Stuart

 

Palm City

Fort Pierce

Fabricated Metal Products

707

  • Advanced Machine & Tool (contract parts manufacturing)

  • CL Technologies (contract parts manufacturing)

  • Paradigm Precision (gas turbine parts for aerospace, marine and power generation applications)

  • MA Ford Manufacturing (machine tool cutting tools)

  • Briggs & Stratton (parts for small engines)


Fort Pierce

Port St Lucie

Stuart


Vero Beach

Fort Pierce

Machinery

412

  • Profold (Mailing, Folding and Card Finishing Equipment)
  • Parker-Hannifin (industrial hose)
  • Hi-Tide Boat Lifts (boat lifts)
  • Booth Manufacturing (pressure sensitive labeling machinery)


Sebastian

Vero Beach

Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce

Nonmetallic Mineral Products

611

  • Florida Custom Surfaces (granite, marble and quartz surfaces)

  • CEMEX (cement/concrete-related products)


Palm City

Fort Pierce

Printing-Related

326

  • Treasure Coast Newspapers

  • Southeastern Printing Company (large commercial printer)

  • Multi Color Printing (commercial printer)

  • Kinane Printing (commercial printer)

  • Aztec Graphix


Port St lucie

Stuart

Stuart

Stuart

Fort Pierce

Plastics/Rubber Products

362

  • East Coast Plastics (contract plastic molder)

  • CAM Components Co. (plastic sign fabricator)

  • Stuart Plastics (plastic sign fabricator)

  • T5 Product Development (countertops, cabinets and surfaces)

  • Atlantic Precision (contract injection molder)

  • Mueller Plastics (plastic fittings and connectors)


Port St Lucie

Stuart

Stuart

Stuart

Port St Lucie

Fort Pierce

*Employment within Indian River, St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Martin Counties