Success Stories

Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Neal Keating, Chairman, President and CEO of Kaman Corporation, said, “Florida has been very good to Kaman and we have been pleased to grow here in Jacksonville. Under Governor Scott’s leadership, Florida is a great place to operate and grow a business. We continue to look for opportunities to create jobs here in Jacksonville and across the state.”

Kaman began their operation in Jacksonville at the airport in 1993 with a small operation of 10-15 people. The company has continued to experience tremendous success in the Sunshine State and across the country, with four locations in Florida. The company manufactures and provides parts, components, systems and programs that meet mission-critical aerospace and industrial challenges. Currently, Florida is ranked #1 for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness and #1 for aircraft manufacturing workforce by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Kaman’s continued growth and innovation in the Jacksonville market is a great example of our strength in the aviation sector,” said Aaron Bowman, senior vice president of JAXUSA Partnership. “Jacksonville is uniquely positioned in the middle of the Southeastern aviation corridor and the company’s continued investment in our region further enhances our image as a major player in the aviation and aerospace industry.”