The QUIKRETE® Companies to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Plant City
December 4, 2015
TAMPA, Fla. / QUIKRETE®, North America’s largest manufacturer of concrete and cement mixes, has filed plans to build a new 40,000 square foot warehouse and manufacturing on its existing property at 1902 Wood Court in Plant City. The expansion project, which will commence this month and is targeted for completion in June 2016, includes the addition of up to 35 new jobs within the next two years.
“We look forward to better serving our customers in the region and to being a positive presence in the local community with our new facility in Plant City,” said Chad Corley, director of public relations for QUIKRETE.
The Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and The City of Plant City assisted QUIKRETE with expedited permitting, water use permitting, and workforce recruiting services through CareerSourceTampa Bay.
“Our community offers an abundance of assets, resources and support for area manufacturers, and QUIKRETE’s expansion in Plant City is certainly proof of that,” said Colleen Chappell, chair of the Tampa Hillsborough EDC and CEO of ChappellRoberts. “We look forward to assisting them as they grow and thank them for their investment in Hillsborough County.”
The new facility will be operated by Custom® Building Products, an operating division of the QUIKRETE Companies. The products that will be manufactured there include thin-sets, grouts and other preblended construction materials.
“We are extremely pleased to see QUIKRETE prospering in Plant City and excited about their future here,” said Randy Larson, chair of the Plant City Economic Development Corporation. “Thanks to companies like QUIKRETE, Plant City’s reputation as an ideal location for manufacturing continues to grow.”
The QUIKRETE® Companies is the largest manufacturer of packaged concrete and cement mixes in the U.S. and Canada, and an innovative leader in the commercial building and home improvement industries. QUIKRETE® also offers related products through numerous wholly owned subsidiaries including SPEC MIX®, Pavestone®, Custom Building Products®, Target Technologies®, Daubois® and QPR®. Collectively, QUIKRETE® products are manufactured and distributed from nearly 150 facilities in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and South America, allowing for unsurpassed distribution and product depth. Technical centers across the QUIKRETE® network also ensure that professionals and consumers alike are provided with the most innovative and highest quality products available on the market.
For more information on The QUIKRETE® Companies or its products, visit www.quikrete.com or call (800) 282-5828.
Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation is the lead 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 develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors.
The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, the Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. To learn more, visit tampabayedc.com.