According to a news release, the company chose Lake County for their new location to expand their business. The project, known as Project Breeze, is in Florida’s qualified target industry and designated high-impact sector, advanced manufacturing, and was approved for Florida’s Qualified Targeted Industry (QTI) incentive program.
“On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and Lake County residents, we are pleased to welcome DiversiTech to Leesburg and Lake County. We appreciate the collaborative efforts of the city of Leesburg and Elevate Lake to help bring this project to fruition and are honored that DiversiTech has chosen to invest in our community,” Lake County Commissioner Vice Chair Wendy Breeden says in the release.
The company will create a minimum of 25 jobs with an average annual wage commitment of at least $37,620 and will invest more than $2 million in capital improvements onsite. The state’s total QTI incentive amount is $125,000 over a five-year period, with Lake County committing to $25,000 of the total.
“DiversiTech made the investment in Leesburg to expand our concrete manufacturing capacity and to improve service to our Florida customers by taking advantage of the central location and the terrific workforce. The Leesburg plant is our second manufacturing plant in Florida and our seventh manufacturing plant in the US,” adds DiversiTech CEO Andy Bergdoll.
The Office of Elevate Lake, the city of Leesburg and Enterprise Florida worked together to attract DiversiTech Corporation to Lake County. “The City is extremely proud to be the Florida home of DiversiTech. DiversiTech is a great company that will bring quality jobs and great investment to our community, but more than that, DiversiTech’ s operations are perfect match for the Leesburg/Lake County economy, ” Leesburg City Manager Al Minner says in the release.
DiversiTech as is an American company that manufactures components and products related to the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industry. It is best known for its line of air conditioning condenser pads. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, they maintain over 1 million square feet of manufacturing and distribution space in key U.S., Canadian and European locations.