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Radiant Power Expands, Adds 16 Jobs, Bradenton

Radiant Power Corp. is expanding for the second time in less than a year. The introduction of a new product line will add 16 jobs to their current staff, making room for engineers, quality control specialists, assembly technicians, test technicians, and administration and sales representatives to join the Radiant team.

Radiant Power’s services include providing products and subsystems for emergency power, data acquisition, power distribution and control, and passenger comfort to the air transport, aerospace and aviation markets. The company currently produces the back-up battery for the flight data recorder, commonly known as the black box. They will now begin to manufacture the acoustic beacon pinger for the black box, which emits ultrasonic sound waves in the event the aircraft crashes into water.

"We are definitely in a growth mode,'' says Kim Oliver, human resources manager. Radiant is growing their current product lines and the integration of beacons.

The recent expansion includes an $80,000 state Qualified Target Industry tax incentive and a $16,000 match from the Manatee Board of County Commissioners, allowing Radiant to acquire the product line from a company owned by their parent firm HEICO Corporation, and manufacture it locally in their Sarasota offices.

Through a unique partnership, Enterprise Florida, Inc., Manatee County EDC and Manatee BOCC were instrumental in bringing the project to life in Florida.

"We had the option to leave the product line in Illinois, but the incentives made the decision easier'' to move the development of the product to Florida, says Oliver. "It makes it more functional to have it here since everything specific to it will now be in one facility.''

For more information on the company's expansion and hiring opportunities, visit Radiant’s website or email resumes here.

Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Kim Oliver, Radiant Power Corp.
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