STUART, FL (August 31, 2010) – The Business Development Board of Martin County (BCBMC) today received word that four (4) Martin County companies are recipients of the 2010 Governor’s Business Diversification Awards, a statewide program that recognizes Florida companies in emerging and high-technology industries for their contributions to Florida’s economic growth. Coordinated by Enterprise Florida, the awards presentation is held by the Governor annually during Florida’s Industry Appreciation Week (September 20-24, 2010) in Tallahassee.
The 2010 winners of Governor’s Business Diversification Awards from Martin County are UCT Coatings, Inc. in
the Innovation category; Level 3 Inspection, LLC in the Entrepreneurship category; Gulfstream Aluminum and
Shutter Corporation in the Export Excellence category; and Liberator Medical Supply, Inc. in the Business
Companies that vied for the Governor’s Business Diversification Awards competed with other companies,
organizations, universities and colleges in markets similar to their own size. The market classifications were: Mid Market (county population up to 75,000); Major Market (county population 75,001 to 750,000); and Mega Market (county population 750,001 and higher).
Martin County was the only county in the state to have four award winners. This is the third consecutive year that
Martin County had more award winners than any other county in Florida and the fourth consecutive year that
Martin County companies received awards. In 2007, Elliott Energy MicroTurbines, now Calnetix Power Solutions,
received the Governor’s Business Diversification Award in Export Excellence. In 2008, Sol, Inc. (Export
Excellence); Advanced Technologies Group, Inc. (Innovation); and Ecosphere Technologies, Inc. (Green-To-
Gold) received Governor’s awards in the noted categories. Winners for 2009 were Waterblasting Technologies,
2 Inc. (Export Excellence); SystemsOne, LLC (Entrepreneurship); Seatorque Control Systems, LLC (Business
Innovation); and CSA International, Inc. (Green-To-Gold).
“It is an unprecedented honor to have more award-winning companies that any other county in the state for the
third consecutive year. This is a testament to a strong base of innovation and entrepreneurship that thrives in
Martin County.” remarked Ron Bunch, executive director of the Business Development Board of Martin County,
who facilitated applications for all the companies and authored letters of support to the Governor. “We are
extremely proud of UCT Coatings, Level 3 Inspection, Gulfstream Aluminum, and Liberator Medical for their
outstanding impact on the economy of Martin County and their dedication to innovation and expansion. We wish
them much continued success.”
Governor Charlie Crist designated the week of September 20-24 as Business Appreciation Week. As part of the
celebration, the BDBMC will host a luncheon on September 24 that will recognize the many contributions of local,
existing companies from within targeted industry sectors. These companies provide quality jobs, help expand the local tax base and help drive positive economic activity in virtually all sectors of our local economy.
About Level 3 Inspection
Level 3 Inspection, LLC (Entrepreneurship) – Martin County welcomed Level 3 Inspection to the
county this year, when the company announced plans to hire 33 new employees and invest nearly $1
million in its new location in Sawgrass Business Center. Level 3 Inspection is the most proficient user of
the 21st century measurement and inspection technologies of 3D White Light Scanning (WLS) and
Computer Aided Inspection (CAI). The company pioneered much of the development of these tools, for
world-class OEM and supply chain clientele. Level 3 Inspection boasts multiple patent applications in