Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Bay Tech Industries relocating to Pasco, adding 27 jobs


Manufacturer will add 27 jobs to Pasco

An Oldsmar manufacturer that works in the aviation industry is relocating to Pasco County. Bay Tech Industries Inc. is building an 11,850-square-foot manufacturing facility on Byrd Drive in Odessa. Company officials say the project will add 27 jobs to Pasco, with an average annual wage of $39,985. The company is currently located at the Tri-County Industrial Park in Oldsmar, where it has leased manufacturing space for the past 22 years. Bay Tech manufactures machines used in the aviation industry and has been recognized as a small supplier of the year by Lockheed Martin. Pasco Economic Development Council Inc. has assisted the company with applying for local incentives and expedited permitting processes. Last week, Pasco commissioners agreed to defer transportation impact fees up to $73,000 over a five-year period. If the company creates the jobs and maintains an average annual wage of at least 125 percent of the current Pasco County average annual wage ($39,004), the transportation impact fees will be forgiven.


Man told deputies he was saving ex

With a gun in hand, 22-year-old Derek Kosina kicked down a door to save his ex-girlfriend — at least that's what he told deputies. She turned out to not need rescuing. Kosina said he got a call from his ex-girlfriend about noon Wednesday. All he could hear were "moaning and other unusual sounds," he told deputies, so he drove around searching for her and found her at a residence on Rankin Drive in New Port Richey. Kosina busted down the locked door and found his ex inside with a man — an ex-boyfriend of the woman's. Deputies said Kosina shoved a .45-caliber semi-automatic gun in the man's face. Kosina denied bringing a gun to the house. No one was injured. Kosina, of Palm Harbor, was arrested and charged with armed burglary and aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony. He was released less than four hours after he was booked into the Pasco County jail on $100,000 bail.


Free programs on plants, herbs

The Pasco Cooperative Extension is offering the following free programs:

• Cold Protection for Your Plants Seminar, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Hudson Library, 8012 Library Road.

• Herbs Gardening Seminar, 9-11 a.m. Jan. 8 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Topics include choosing herbs, seeds or transplants; when to harvest; and handling insects and other problems in the garden.

Call (352) 521-4288; (727) 847-2411, ext. 4288; or (813) 996-2411, ext. 4288.

Bay Tech Industries relocating to Pasco, adding 27 jobs 12/30/10 [Last modified: Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:11pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Recipe for Chicken Wings with Coconut Sweet Potato Puree


    This dish is an homage to one of my favorite Epcot International Food and Wine Festival dishes: Grilled Beef Skewer With Chimichurri Sauce and Boniato Puree from the Patagonia kiosk. A boniato is a sweet potato with whiter flesh and a typically sweeter flavor. I use standard sweet potatoes in this recipe, plus a little …

    Chicken Wings with Sweet Potato Puree. Photo by Michelle Stark, Times Food Editor.
  2. Rubio attacked for not attacking 'Antifa'


    The far right is angry with Sen. Marco Rubio for condemning white nationalist groups in Charlottesville -- and faulting President Trump for not doing some more clearly – while not …

  3. Prosecutors tried to delay a trial because of the eclipse. Florida judge cited 'Star Trek' in ruling


    The wheels of justice may grind slowly, but they cannot be stopped by Monday's total eclipse, a judge has ruled.

    Schweta Kulkarni, from left, Rhea Kulkarni and Saanvi Kulkarni, from Seattle, try out their eclipse glasses on the sun at a gathering of eclipse viewers in Salem, Ore., early Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) ORDR102
  4. Top 5 at Noon: Mayoral race affects ballpark decision; stream the eclipse live


    Here are the latest headlines and updates on

    Looking east at Tropicana Field and downtown St. Petersburg.  SCOTT KEELER    |    Times

  5. Full disclosure: My AP Top 25 ballot


    Now that you've seen the preseason AP Top 25, here's what I submitted in my first year as a voter. The AP doesn't give us many guidelines in the preseason. I didn't try to predict how …