AeroMod International at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport is expanding, adding 150 jobs, with more on the way. Video by Tim Shortt. Posted 10/27/16.
MELBOURNE, Fla. —
Hundreds of new jobs have arrived in Central Florida.
Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement in Melbourne Thursday morning.
The new jobs are at AeroMod, a company that just relocated to Florida from Detroit.
Work is already underway in a hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
Tricia Mallard, once laid off in Boston, is one of the new workers.
“Came down to Florida, love it here. Missed all the snowstorms, and when this opportunity came along, it was fantastic,” Mallard said.
Scott arrived to shake hands with most of the 150 workers already on hand, and to announce the company is adding 100 more.
“In the last five years and nine months, this state has added 1,225,500 jobs,” Scott said.
AeroMod installs electronic systems and Wi-Fi on airliners. The airlines — in this case, Air Canada — bring their planes to Central Florida to get the work done.
The president of AeroMod said, like the weather, the business climate in Florida is also better.
“It’s been a real struggle in Detroit. It’s been a struggle to find the proper facility. Landing here in Melbourne, at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, the state of Florida has helped us out,” AeroMod President Gary Girard said.
AeroMod is not only moving its business to Central Florida from Detroit, it’s expanding it. The airport is the home of thousands of new jobs and projected jobs, with large aviation companies also moving in.
Article by WESH2 News, Video and Complete Article [ HERE ]