Matrix Receives Small Manufacturer of the Year Award


May 10, 2018 – At the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) 5th Annual Made In Brevard Expo, Matrix Composites, Inc. was awarded with the 2018 Small Manufacturer of the Year Award.

The Manufacturer of the Year award recognizes a Brevard County manufacturer that in the past 24 months has made or announced a significant investment in Brevard County through job creation and/or retention, new capital investment, and new construction. The company also demonstrates leadership in corporate citizenship, making key contributions to the region’s quality of life, demonstrating long-term commitment to the Space Coast.

Headquartered in Rockledge Florida, Matrix Composites has been working over the past several years to diversify their customer base, and recently increased its operations from 29,000 to 42,000 square feet. This expansion includes facilities and machinery required to manufacture high volume composite structures for multiple aerospace customers.

Capitalizing on the Company’s unique manufacturing capabilities and extensive past experience developing affordable, high technology composite products, Matrix has secured significant business in support of GE’s LEAP and GEnX engines used on Boeing 737, 747, and 787 aircraft, as well as with Pratt & Whitney on all of their commercial NGPF engines. The Company expects to see its sales double over the next two years.

“Since our inception in the early nineties, we have watched the Space Coast really develop as a premiere aerospace manufacturing and development hub, says David Nesbitt, President and CEO of Matrix Composites. “We are very proud to be a part of this growth and appreciate all that this community has to offer.”

“Matrix Composites is uniquely positioned to provide composites manufacturing services to notable commercial space launch providers,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC. “We’re excited to see what they have in store as they continue to grow and create opportunities that strengthen our community.”

Matrix Composites offers a variety of manufacturing processes including close tolerance and high-production volume resin transfer molding (RTM), Hot Isostatic Resin Pressure Molding (HiRPM®), Vacuum Assisted RTM (VARTM), autoclave cure and compression molding capabilities. Matrix has been military and aerospace trusted since 1993 for their full service capabilities which include: design, development, tooling, fabrication, testing and integration.

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