Tampa Bay leaders descend on Chile with a mission to expand exports
In a nondescript building in Pinellas Park, a homegrown company makes equipment so rugged and reliable, the U.S. Army is a regular customer.
Among the newer products from Custom Manufacturing and Engineering Inc., is a solar panel that produces 440 watts of electricity and folds into a case light enough to be hefted by two people.
“Open it up, hook it up and you’re up and running in about 10 minutes,” said company president Nancy Crews.
The family business of about 35 full-time employees doesn’t do much exporting, but that could change soon.