Manufacturing is alive and well in Jacksonville. Here's a brief look at seven interesting companies producing products you're probably very familiar with.
2. Kaman Aerospace
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Kaman Aerospace is a U.S. aerospace company headquartered from Bloomfield, Connecticut. The company began all the way back in 1945 when it was founded by Charles Kaman. The company originally operated specifically as a manufacturer and designer for several helicopters, but expanded to aerospace operations in 1956. They also expanded into the music scene in the mid-1960s, eventually opening Kaman Music.
Jacksonville's Kaman Aerospace manufacturing facility is located in Imeson Industrial Park. They have two major divisions: Industrial Distribution and Aerospace. Their Industrial Distribution is one of the third largest in America. Their major product categories include: bearings, automation, electrical control, power distribution, and material handling. Their Aerospace division is involved in both the global commercial and military aerospace defense markets. Their major product categories include: airframe bearings, composite structures, helicopter service and support, and helicopter systems and components. Major companies, such as as Bell Helicopter and Boeing, are customers of Kaman.
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Kaman Aerospace is located at 227 Gun Club Road.