Aviation Window Shade Company Contributes Growth and Real Economic Impact to South Florida
BOCA RATON, FL — Gov. Rick Scott recently recognized job growth at Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG), a developer, manufacturer and supplier of window shade systems for private and commercial aviation located in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. In the past five years, ATG has created more than 50 jobs for families in Boca Raton. The company currently employs 150 Floridians.
“I am proud to celebrate Aerospace Technologies Group’s recent success in Florida and the creation of more than 50 new jobs over the past five years,” said Gov. Scott. “Florida manufacturers like ATG are incredible job creators in our state, and we will continue to cut taxes and reduce burdensome regulations to help these businesses create more opportunities for our families. I look forward to seeing ATG continue to grow and invest in the Boca Raton community.”
Founded in 1998, ATG is the premier developer and supplier of window shade systems for private and commercial aviation, and the largest Tier One supplier of window shade systems to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. ATG operates a modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and conference center at the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University with 93,000 square feet of space. The company facilities include a research and development lab, assembly department, paint facilities, engineering and certification, as well as a secure inventory department and quality assurance lab. ATG’s advanced products have established the company as a global leader in aircraft window shade product innovation, manufacturing, support, service and reliability.
“Aerospace Technologies Group has an unparalleled team of engineers, designers and team members that work hard each day to help our company meet the needs our clients across the globe. We appreciate Gov. Scott recognizing our recent growth and thank him for his commitment to creating a business-friendly environment in Florida so companies like ours can succeed,” said Simon R. Kay, president and CEO of Aerospace Technologies.
Andrew Duffell, president and CEO of the Research Park, said, “The Research Park at Florida Atlantic University is home to 19 high-impact companies that add jobs, innovation and dollars to our economy each year. ATG represents the intensive focus on sustainable business growth, innovation, product development and creativity that takes place at the Research Park every day.”
City of Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie said, “With a client list that includes companies like Boeing, Gulfstream, Bombardier, Emirates, Air France and British Airways, it’s clear to see why Aerospace Technologies Group is a leader in its industry. We’re proud of ATG’s growth and accomplishments and wish them continued success.”
“Aerospace Technologies Group is a true example of the innovation taking place in the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University. Already a leader in the aerospace industry, we look forward to watching ATG continue to grow as it expands into new markets,” said Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams.
About the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University
Established in 1985, the 94-acre Research Park is home to 19 technology companies working in conjunction with the FAU College of Engineering and Computer Science, the FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and the FAU College of Business. The Research Park hosts the Technology Business Incubator® (TBI) with 19 startup technology companies, each of which receives business and consulting services with the goal of becoming established businesses and permanent residents in the Research Park. With locations in Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach, the Research Park is widely regarded as South Florida’s laboratory for new entrepreneurial ideas and technologies. (www.research-park.org)