Make us your home page

Pasco company Dais Analytic Corp. to hire 200 workers

ODESSA — Dais Analytic Corp., which last year struck a $200 million deal to sell its air filtration system to China, announced plans Monday to hire up to 200 people to meet production requirements for a new multimillion-dollar agreement to sell water filtration systems.

The latest contract is for $48 million with CAST Systems Control Technology Co. and Genertec-America to provide key system components of the company's NanoClear nanotechnology clean water treatment process. Genertec is an overseas subsidiary of a Chinese government-owned company.

In September, the company announced a deal it estimated will bring 1,000 new jobs over the next five years to Pasco — where the unemployment rate is 14 percent. That deal involved ConsERV, its patented product, to be used for air filtration in China, which is among the world's largest polluters.

Dais Analytic CEO Tim Tangredi said the 200 jobs is the first phase of the plan to add 1,000 positions.

The Pasco Economic Development Council has been working with Dais Analytic since April 2009 to identify business needs and assist the company's growth. The nonprofit public-private partnership has provided help with training, job placement, consulting services, local government support, and financial and investor opportunities.

"We're thrilled about Dais' announcement," John Hagen, president/CEO of the economic council, said Monday in a news release. "The company is a bright spot in the area economy. It's what I like to call the Pasco County poster child for the 'Cleantech industry.' "

Dais Analytic has developed proprietary technology that allows water molecules to pass through a specially formulated membrane, according to its news release. Its applications are extensive in water purification, dehumidification, desalination and similar processes.

"This is a company with a very bright future, with prospects to employ 1,000 people, which would make it Pasco County's largest manufacturer," Denise Sanderson, the economic development council's business expansion and retention manager, said in the release.

Born about 10 years ago from an idea for developing fuel cells at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., Dais Analytic opened in Pasco County in 1998, lured by $1.2 million in tax breaks and assistance. The company specializes in nanotechnology: crafting materials that work with matter on the atomic and molecular level.

A nanometer measures one-billionth of a meter.

Pasco company Dais Analytic Corp. to hire 200 workers 04/12/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:28pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. New owners take over downtown St. Petersburg's Hofbräuhaus


    ST. PETERSBURG — The downtown German beer-hall Hofbräuhaus St. Petersburg has been bought by a partnership led by former Checkers Drive-In Restaurants president Keith Sirois.

    The Hofbrauhaus, St. Petersburg, located in the former historic Tramor Cafeteria, St. Petersburg, is under new ownership.

  2. Boho Hunter will target fashions in Hyde Park


    Boho Hunter, a boutique based in Miami's Wynwood District, will expand into Tampa with its very first franchise.

    Palma Canaria bags will be among the featured items at Boho Hunter when it opens in October. Photo courtesy of Boho Hunter.
  3. Gallery now bringing useful art to Hyde Park customers


    HYDE PARK — In 1998, Mike and Sue Shapiro opened a gallery in St. Petersburg along Central Ave., with a majority of the space dedicated to Sue's clay studio.

     As Sue Shapiro continued to work on her pottery in St. Petersburg, her retail space grew and her studio shrunk. Now Shapiro's is bringing wares like these to Hyde Park Village. Photo courtesy of Shapiro's.
  4. Appointments at Raymond James Bank and Saint Leo University highlight this week's Tampa Bay business Movers & Shakers



    Raymond James Bank has hired Grace Jackson to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. Jackson will oversee all of Raymond James Bank's operational business elements, risk management and strategic planning functions. Kackson joins Raymond James Bank after senior …

    Raymond James Bank has hired Grace Jackson to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer. [Company handout]
  5. Cooking passion spurs owner to pull open AJ's Kitchen Drawer


    TAMPA — After graduating from the University of Tampa in May 2016, AJ Albrecht spent four months traveling around Southeast Asia and Australia.

    AJs Kitchen Drawer offers a wide variety of unique kitchenware items, such as handcrafted knives and wooden items, as well as local gourmet products. Photo by Danielle Hauser