SUCCESS STORIES FROM NAME BRANDS
Publix Super Markets recently announced their Corporate Headquarters expansion, a $60 million capital investment. They will add an additional 190,000 square feet of office and 700 new High-Skill, High-Wage jobs bringing their total employment in Lakeland to over 8,000.
GEICO recently expanded their regional office by 50,000 square feet. The new building will accommodate more offices and training rooms. This expansion resulted in a $12 million capital investment 500 new High-Skill, High-Wage jobs, bringing their Lakeland employment to 3,700.
DIGARC is a local tech, software company who has been in Lakeland since 2004. They are expanding their footprint from 14,000 SF to 25,000 SF. This expansion results in 33 new High-Skill, High-Wage jobs and $5 million in capital investment.
Treatt is an English-based flavors & essences company. Their Lakeland manufacturing facility is their only US location. They are currently (in 2018) doubling their facility in size by 65,000 SF and adding 35 new HSHW jobs, with $16 million in capital investment.
IGT is a global manufacturer of lottery tickets. They planted roots in Lakeland in 2009 and recently completed a $16 million expansion. They house the largest printing press in the world and have 300 advanced manufacturing jobs.
Mission Foods opened the Lakeland tortilla/chip manufacturing facility in 2012. In 2017 they doubled their operations and have now invested over $40 million into their 170,000 SF facility and employ over 300 workers.
ROOMS TO GO
Rooms To Go currently houses over 2,300,000 square feet of distribution at their two locations on Airport Road. They are planning to expand by another 400,000 square feet. RTG has 226 retail stores and operates in 10 states. They are the 3rd largest furniture retailer in the United States.
In 2016, Brennan Investment Group constructed a 605,412 square foot speculative development on State Road 33. They delivered the building in 2017 and PepsiCo now occupies the entire building. PepsiCo currently runs their Gatorade and Quaker Oats distribution operations out of this location.
In 2014, Amazon constructed and opened a new 1,000,000+ square foot fulfillment center located on County Line Road. This fulfillment center supports their Florida E-commerce operations and employs 900 + employees.