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Major manufacturing facility bringing 200 new jobs to Pensacola
PENSACOLA -- New information Thursday about a manufacturing business that's moving into the Port of Pensacola.
Up to 200 jobs are expected to be created at the port.
This comes as Offshore Inland and Deep Flex companies announce they will work together to build a new flexible pipe here.
It's considered a win-win for the port of Pensacola and for job seekers.
"The port is growing non-stop. It's a good time to be in the port business" said Amy Miller, Port Director.
Buddy McCormick Vice President of Offshore Inland says the jobs will pay well.
"A manufacturing job at the Port that averages 60,000 dollars" said Buddy McCormick, Offshore Inland.
The deal with Offshore Inland and Deep Flex means up to 200 highly skilled, and high paying jobs, in areas like engineering, technical support and research and development.
The new manufacturing and testing facility will be built on undeveloped property at the port.
A new type of unbonded flexible pipe will be created at the facility.
The pipe will be used for deep sea projects.
Up to 62 miles of the pipe is expected to be produced a year at the port.
The finished product will be exported by barge, truck and rail.
Existing infrastructure ... along with a business friendly community is what helps lure the companies to Pensacola.
"How often do you have a company of international fame come in and make a multi-million dollar investment like 53 million to build a product for export" said McCormick.
The facility is expected to be fully operational by the second half of 2015.
The manufacturing facility is expected to break ground within the next 30 days.