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Up Close | Kevin Carr of FloridaMakes

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By: Jack Roth FloridaMakes is the state of Florida affiliate of the nationwide National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Program (NIST MEP). This nonprofit, industry-led public-private partnership was created by manufacturers, for manufacturers, and is having a…

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EXECUTIVES:  Sean Dunn, General Manager FOUNDED:  1978 LOCATION:  Melbourne, FL WEBSITE: Change is inevitable. People, places, trends and times all change. Sometimes change is good. Sometimes change is VERY good. Sean Dunn is one of those very good changes….

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Pavement Preservation | Whitaker Contracting Corp


By: Gabby Dance With a booming economy and tourism industry attracting millions of visitors a year, Florida needs smooth roadways to keep travelers safe. Luckily, Whitaker Contracting Corporation is stepping in with an affordable solution. Founded in Guntersville, Alabama, the company…

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Up Close | Mitch Varnes of Smooth Running

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By: Jack Roth Mitch Varnes, the principal of Smooth Running, is a Brevard County native, a sixth-generation Floridian and a University of Central Florida grad. The company produces many of the Space Coast’s biggest individual sporting events such as the…