SAN ANTONIO — A conveyor system company which first opened in Pasco in 2014 will invest $2 million to expand its business at the One Pasco Center business park, the Pasco Economic Development Council announced last week.
The company, Conveyor Consulting and Rubber Company, plans to build two new facilities, one will be 20,000 square feet and the other 12,000 square feet in the business park, which is located near Interstate 75 and State Road 52.
The expansion includes new manufacturing capabilities for conveyor parts and systems.
“Our company continues to grow, and we are expanding to meet the demand of our clients. Adding to our capabilities to include manufacturing is very exciting,” said Ron Fernandes, president of Conveyor Consulting and Rubber Company. “I really appreciate the Pasco EDC and Pasco County staff helping us keep the momentum going by expediting permitting and offering us mobility fee waivers. They are committed to helping businesses grow in Pasco.”
Fernandes looked at numerous locations and decided that One Pasco Center had the direct access to major highways he needed to quickly and efficiently distribute to his clients, and provide easy access for business to business sales.
“I want to congratulate Ron Fernandes and his team on their expansion. The I-75 and State Road 52 interchange is rapidly developing and I think he will find it the perfect fit,” said Pasco County Commissioner Ron Oakley.
“The Pasco EDC is always excited to help our current businesses expand and find ways to grow in Pasco County,” said Bill Cronin, president and chief executive officer for the Pasco Economic Development Council.
“Our road network in Pasco provides a unique transportation network across the county and region. Conveyor Consulting and Rubber Company chose their location because it provides them with quick access for distribution. I am thrilled they were able to remain here and continue to grow with us,” Cronin said.