There’s exciting news coming out of the Bay Economic Development Alliance meeting Wednesday morning. Bay EDA announced new advancements on Project Soho: an aerospace manufacturer supplier is coming here to Bay County.
You can welcome advanced composites and metal forming technologies to the area.
“It was a good fit for us to come to Bay County,” Daniel Polo, the ACMT South general manager, said.
The Connecticut based aerospace manufacturer does bonding, creates sheet metal fabrications, and much more for commercial and military airplanes.
“We’re excited to be able to work with the community’s colleges because we do a lot of that work up in Connecticut, also, with getting young people involved in manufacturing,” Polo said.
The addition will bring 105 new advanced manufacturing jobs in the aerospace industry.
“We already started hiring. People [are] coming down here. We’re renovating a building so we’re excited about that,” Polo said.
They’ll take over the old Honeywell building in Lynn Haven’s industrial park.
The building has been abandoned for 11 years but company representatives tell News 13 they plan to get it refurbished and opened by the start of next year.
“This means diversifying the economy, [and] diversifying the different amount of jobs,” Michael White, Lynn Haven’s city manager, said.
Company representatives said the project will invest $20 million into the local economy.
“It’s not only a win for the city of Lynn Haven but a win for everyone,” White said.