Tropicana Expands in Florida
The new facility will occupy 36,000 square feet, and will cost $4 million to construct. As construction nears completion, Tropicana will also invest in new equipment to upgrade its bottling capabilities.
The countyâ€™s ability to retain Tropicanaâ€™s business was boosted by its rapid-response permitting program, which, County Administrator Ed Hunzeker says, â€śwas designed for this very purpose: to accelerate the investment by qualified businesses in their local facilities.â€ť
Michael Haycock, a vice president with Tropicana, echoed Hunzekerâ€™s comments, saying the permitting program made, â€śa huge difference for us in meeting market demand.â€ť