Manufacturing company America Industrial Guide opens new facility in East Tampa

January 16, 2024

Manufacturer of biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning supplies opens 10,000 square-foot facility and plans to create 12-15 jobs over the next two years

Tampa, Fla. (January 16, 2024) – America Industrial Guide, a manufacturer of biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products for industrial machinery, recently opened a brand new 10,000 square-foot facility in East Tampa, which will house manufacturing, warehouse and office functions.

“We’re excited about establishing our company in the East Tampa community and look forward to having a direct impact on the local economy,” said Maria Smith Pico, co-owner of America Industrial Guide. “We want to hire within the East Tampa community and aim to further invest in our neighborhood by supporting different community, academic, and entrepreneurship initiatives and projects.”

The company closed on the lot located at 2820 N. 34th Street in 2021 and then embarked on construction of the new building. America Industrial Guide plans to create 12-15 new jobs over the next two years at the facility, in such roles as administration, sales, and operations.

“I am thrilled to see this new investment by an environmentally friendly, and community-focused company in our East Tampa community,” said Mayor Jane Castor, City of Tampa. “This a significant win for the East Tampa neighborhood and I am eager to support America Industrial Guide as they continue to grow and further invest in our community.”

America Industrial Guide is the latest manufacturing company to choose Tampa and Hillsborough County for expanded operations, following Cast-Crete, AutoSlide, and Norwalt. The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council connected America Industrial Guide to CareerSource Tampa Bay for recruitment assistance and other resources for business assistance.

“Our Tampa Bay Economic Prosperity Foundation is focused on bringing capital investment and job opportunities to East Tampa through our Inclusive Economic Growth Initiative, and we’re delighted that America Industrial Guide has chosen to make a significant investment in this community,” said Joe Lopano, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and CEO of Tampa International Airport. “We look forward to continuing to assist the America Industrial Guide team as they ramp up their operations here.”

America Industrial Guide designs, develops, produces and markets biodegradable products made specifically based on biological raw materials. It’s line of All Green Pro all-purpose cleaners are developed for industrial, institutional, and domestic maintenance.

About Tampa Bay Economic Development Council

The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to advance a diversified local economy that is beneficial to all by attracting, expanding and retaining quality employers, a talented workforce and investment, focusing within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Science and Health Care, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace.