STUART, FL (January 26, 2010) – The Business Development Board of Martin County (BDBMC) is pleased to welcome Level 3 Inspection (L3I) to Martin County. The company, founded in 2008, has moved in to new professional lab space in the Sawgrass Business Center in Stuart.
L3I currently employs six with an annual average wage of over $70,000 annually. This move to Martin County positions them to hire 33 additional employees over three years at an average wage of $58,000 annually. The company is expected to invest up to $900,000 in taxable property improvements, furniture, fixtures and advanced digital measurement and inspection equipment.
Commissioner Patrick Hayes referred the company to BDBMC for assistance. BDBMC staff worked closely with company leadership to make the company’s transition seamless.
“The business advantages of expanding to Martin County were numerous, and include the new pro-business stance of the BDB and County Commission” stated Bill Greene, L3I’s Founding Director and VP of Business Development. “These preferential advantages also include being closer to many of our aerospace and precision manufacturing clients, being more convenient for some of our employees who already live in or want to move to Martin County, and the economic advantages of lower costs of doing business. Additionally, we are a very ‘green’ company, being literally and completely paperless, and we found a solar-powered office facility to further enhance our environmental interests.”
“There is a good talent base of prospective employees to support our growth in Martin County,” added Scott McAfee, L3I’s Founding Director and VP of Engineering Services. ‘With our organizational expansion and need for both digital competency and precision manufacturing engineering proficiency, we have found Martin County a good resource base, and a good place to invite people to relocate to.”
Level 3 Inspection performs 3D White Light Scanning (WLS) and Computer Aided Inspection (CAI) services for the highest precision manufactured products and production tooling. L3I leads the worldwide dimensional inspection industry with its 21st century measurement and inspection technologies, which is uses to produce the most comprehensive and highly accurate dimensional quality inspection reports for demanding requirements in turbine engine, aerospace, biomedical, and other industries.
“We are pleased that Level 3 Inspection has chosen to expand their business to Martin County, especially with their deep technical roots in aerospace and turbine engines.” said Ron Bunch, executive director of the Business Development Board of Martin County. “We think they will find a synergy here among our existing aerospace and other precision-oriented business sectors. L3I has prospered and grown dramatically through very challenging market conditions, and BDBMC looks forward to continuing to help L3I grow as they move forward in our County.”
For more information about Level3Inspection, please visit the company’s website: http://www.level3inspection.com.
About the BDBMC
The Business Development Board of Martin County is the county’s official economic development organization, and Enterprise Florida, Inc. partner. More information about the organization can be found by visiting www.bdbmc.org.