The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) announced that BK Technologies, Inc. will expand operations at its headquarters in West Melbourne, Florida. The company, who has maintained operations on Florida’s Space Coast for over 45 years, plans to create 35 new positions in the next two years, with an average annual wage of $73,500.
BK Technologies also operates in Lawrence, Kansas. The EDC worked diligently with BK Technologies to ensure a local expansion, which will lead to new jobs and a capital investment of $3 million.
“BK Technologies has been a mainstay on Florida’s Space Coast for nearly half a century,” said Lynda Weatherman, President and CEO of the EDC. “Just as our manufacturing sector and economy, the company’s development over the years has been extraordinary. We are proud they will continue to invest here in Brevard County.”
“BK Technologies has operated in Brevard County for over 45 years, and we are excited that Brevard continues to be a part of our long-term capital, talent, and product development strategy,” said BK Technologies CFO, Bill Kelly. “We anticipate new products in 2019 and 2020 following the launch of our first multiband radio in March, which will build a strong foundation for development and sustainable growth.”
As an American manufacturer for over 70 years, BK Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets wireless communications products that are distributed worldwide under BK Radio and RELM brand names. The company is deeply rooted in the public safety communications industry, with its operating subsidiary manufacturing high-specification communications equipment of unsurpassed reliability and value for use by public safety professionals and government agencies. Advances include a broad new line of leading digital two-way radios compliant with APCO Project 25 specifications.