The Beacon Council to honor 53 new or expanding companies at 2016 Key Ceremony

March 8, 2016

Annual Presentation of “Keys to the County” by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Presented by TD Bank 

 

(Miami, FL – March 8, 2016) -The Beacon Council will honor 53 companies establishing or expanding operations in Miami-Dade County at the 2016 Key Ceremony on March 9 at the Conrad Hotel, presented by TD Bank.

 

The companies, representing a variety of industries including aviation, information technology, trade & logistics, entertainment, manufacturing and healthcare, will be honored with a Key to the County by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. County Commissioners, City Officials and other dignitaries are also slated to participate in the ceremony.

 

“The companies that we’re honoring with a Key to the County are important to our economic diversification,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. “These 53 companies are a testament to our world-class community’s vibrant economic climate — a climate which allows businesses of all types to grow, expand and succeed. I’m grateful that these companies are choosing to do business in Miami-Dade, and I commend The Beacon Council for its continued success in attracting jobs and investment to the County.”

 

“The Key Ceremony provides an opportunity to salute the companies that are adding jobs and investment in our community,” The Beacon Council President & CEO Larry K. Williams said. “Collectively, they will contribute more than $424 million in new capital investment and create 2,351 jobs in Miami-Dade County.”

 

CBS4 Reporter Vanessa Borge is returning for the third year as emcee of the event. A reception follows the ceremony.

  •         Wednesday, March 9
  •         Registration begins at 6 p.m.
  •         Program – 7 to 8 p.m. 
  •         Conrad Miami Hotel, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131
  •         $85* members per person, $100* non-members per person
  •         Valet parking rate $10

The following companies are being honored:

 

AIR CHARTER SERVICE – aircraft chartering company

Total Direct Jobs: 12

Capital Investment: $20,000

 

AMAZON – global online retailer

Total Direct Jobs: 10

Capital Investment: $400,000

 

AVENUE PLANET – provider of virtual 3D shopping experiences

Total Direct Jobs: 100

Capital Investment: $6 million

 

BAUDUCCO FOODS – Brazilian baked goods manufacturer

Total Direct Jobs: 100

New Capital Investment: $12 million

 

BIRD BIOTECH AMERICA – Spanish developer of innovation in biotechnology

Total Direct Jobs: 10

New Capital Investment: $50,000

 

BRILLIANT LIGHT POWER – hydrogen-based energy developer

Total Direct Jobs: 80

New Capital Investment: $3.02 million

 

BOUSA BREWING COMPANY – microbrewery

Total Direct Jobs: 13

New Capital Investment: $1.5 million

 

CASA DE NOVELAS – fashion designer of menswear and jackets

Total Direct Jobs: 3

New Capital Invesment: $150,000

 

CEEK VR – developer of content solutions and consumer virtual reality technology and applications

Total Direct Jobs: 50

New Capital Investment: $24 million

 

COCO BAMBU – Brazilian seafood restaurant

Total Direct Jobs: 90

New Capital Investment: $7.5 million

 

CONERGY – global solar company

Total Direct Jobs: 60

New Capital Investment: 0

 

CUBE CARE – provider of products and textiles for healthcare and commercial interiors

Total Direct Jobs: 20

New Capital Investment: $600,000

 

DEMUNDI – Brazilian provider of cleaning and maintenance services

Total Direct Jobs: 6

New Capital Investment: $100,000

 

ETC LOGISTICS USA & TGAII – Palm oil manufacturer, refinery and freight logistics operator

Total Direct Jobs: 75

New Capital Investment: $30.1 million

 

EXCELCARE – Venezuelan manufacturer and distributor of sanitary products

Total Direct Jobs: 50

New Capital Investment: $10 million

 

FILTHY FOOD – manufacturer of premium drink garnishes made specifically for cocktails

Total Direct Jobs: 30

New Capital Investment: $1.04 million

 

FIRST PREVENTION AND DIALYSIS CENTER – provider of dialysis services

Total Direct Jobs: 32

New Capital Investment: $1 million

 

GRELITE – construction management company

Total Direct Jobs: 20

New Capital Investment: $150,000

 

GRUPO LAS ROSAS – Spanish decorator of architectural plaster elements

Total Direct Jobs: 14

New Capital Investment: $3 million

 

HEINEMANN AMERICAS – German operator of duty-free retail stores

Total Direct Jobs: 45

New Capital Investment: $700,000

 

HUMICLIMA – Spanish engineering, procurement and construction company

Total Direct Jobs: 6

New Capital Investment: $1.2 million

 

INSINET GROUP – high-tech manufacturer of bar code software  

Total Direct Jobs: 10

New Capital Investment: $700,000

 

KOMUNS aka SAPOS Y PRINCESAS – Spanish developer of programs to build bonds between children and parents

Total Direct Jobs: 15

New Capital Investment: $400,000

 

LA SIESTA – German producer of hammocks

Total Direct Jobs: 8

New Capital Investment: $300,000

 

LASERSHARP FLEXPAK SERVICES – developer of laser flexible packaging

Total Direct Jobs: 15

New Capital Investment: $500,000

 

MATACHANA USA – Spanish developer of sterilization solutions for hospitals, laboratories, and research centers

Total Direct Jobs: 8

New Capital Investment: $50,000

 

MONEYCORP – United Kingdom provider of foreign exchange services

Total Direct Jobs: 6

New Capital Investment: $30,000

 

MORRISON USA – Spanish civil engineering and construction company 

Total Direct Jobs: 15

New Capital Investment: $500, 000

 

MSH GROUP – global talent acquisition, outsourcing and management consulting firm

Total Direct Jobs: 63

New Capital Investment: $100,000

 

NATIVE FLAVORS – Brazilian manufacturer and distributer of exotic fruits from the Amazon

Total Direct Jobs: 60

New Capital Investment: $700,000

 

NBC UNIVERSAL TELEMUNDO ENTERPRISES – New Global Headquarters for Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios, and Telemundo International, as well as its cable network, digital media operations and Latin American headquarters

Total Direct Jobs: 150

New Capital Investment: $260 million

 

PME Port – food distribution provider for Caribbean businesses

Total Direct Jobs: 10

New Capital Investment: $25,000

 

QBE EMERGING MARKETS – insurance and reinsurance provider

Total Direct Jobs: 75

New Capital Investment: $2.5 million

 

SANKARA – Spanish corporate event agency

Total Direct Jobs: 7

New Capital Investment: $250,000

 

SATAIR USA – Danish aircraft component and service company

Total Direct Jobs: 12

New Capital Investment: $2.2 million

 

SECUOYA USA – Spanish TV production and communications company 

Total Direct Jobs: 10

New Capital Investment: $9.70 million

 

SHOWROOM LOGIC – provider of digital marketing technology and services to automotive manufacturers

Total Direct Jobs: 41

New Capital Investment: $5 million

 

SIMPLY HEALTHCARE PLANS – local homegrown health maintenance organization

Total Direct Jobs: 60

New Capital Investment: $6 million

 

SKYROAD INTERNATIONAL – French provider of global logistics solutions for mishandled baggage

Total Direct Jobs: 90

New Capital Investment: $300,000

 

STUDIOS VOA MIAMI (VOA Voice Studios) – recording studio with voice-over and dubbing services

Total Direct Jobs: 8

New Capital Investment: $170,000

 

TERRA’S GARDEN – food processing company focused on a patented packing system

Total Direct Jobs: 340

New Capital Investment: $22 million

 

TOAC – Spanish television, production, distribution, and special events company

Total Direct Jobs: 12

New Capital Investment: $3 million

 

TOPP SOLUTIONS – developer and remanufacturer and distributer of consumer electronics

Total Direct Jobs: 230

New Capital Investment: $2 million

 

TOTAL QUALITY LOGISTICS – national freight-brokerage firm

Total Direct Jobs: 50

New Capital Investment: $565,000

 

TURQ (U) AISE – provider of import/export services

Total Direct Jobs: 4

New Capital Investment: $145,000

 

TUUCI – parasol and outdoor furniture designer and manufacturer

Total Direct Jobs: 21

New Capital Investment: $1.25 million

 

UNIVISION INTERACTIVE MEDIA – digital division of Univision Communications 

Total Direct Jobs: 60

New Capital Investment: $2 million

 

VENTURA INTERNATIONAL – a makeup, fragrance, and skincare brand doing business as Belcorp

Total Direct Jobs: 21

Capital Investment: $350,000

 

WAYBACK INTERNATIONAL DEBT COLLECTION – Brazilian financial company

Total Direct Jobs: 5

New Capital Investment: $200,000

 

WESTERNACHER & PARTNER CONSULTING- global IT consulting firm

Total Direct Jobs: 20

New Capital Investment: $10,000

 

WHITESPELL – cultivator of social impact through technology

Total Direct Jobs: 30

New Capital Investment: $120,000

 

ZEMSANIA – Spanish IT provider of professional outsourcing services to industry leaders worldwide

Total Direct Jobs: 60

New Capital Investment: $300,000

 

ZUMMO – Spanish designer and manufacturer of automated citrus fruit juicing machines

Total Direct Jobs: 9

Capital Investment: $100,000

 

Thank you to our event sponsors: Axxis, Baptist Health South Florida, Becker & Poliakoff, Dosal Tobacco, Conrad Miami, EWM, Florida International University, Invest Miami, Miami Herald, Ocean Bank, Pete De La Torre Business Hour, rbb Communications, South Florida Business Journal and TD Bank.

 

Thank you to our sustaining investors: Miami Herald, American Airlines and Florida East Coast Industries.

 

About The Beacon Council

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, is a public-private organization celebrating its 30th anniversary. Since 1985, the nonprofit has assisted more than 980 businesses that have created more than 65,000 direct jobs and added more than $4 billion in new capital investments. The organization accomplishes this by marketing Miami-Dade as a world-class business location, growing local companies and shaping the local economy’s future. For more information, visit www.beaconcouncil.com

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Source: Old Beacon Site

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