Coreslab Structures, a premier producer of precast/prestressed hollow core concrete plank products in the United States and Canada, will build a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Leesburg, located in Lake County. The company will hire 55 workers when it opens in 2016 bringing jobs and new opportunities to the community.
"After months of negotiations we are about to embark on a new adventure," said Coreslab Structures President Mario Franciosa as he spoke to a crowd of community leaders who gathered to celebrate the company's official ground breaking.
Coreslab has begun site work on the 75-acre property and expects to be at full capacity by 2017. The production plant will feature a state-of-the-art concrete batching system, automated delivery equipment, dry cast technology and specialized product handling equipment. Hollow core slabs are prefabricated concrete building components that are used as floor and roof units for all types of commercial buildings. They are also routinely used for construction of apartments, condominiums, hotels, motels, medical clinics and schools. Products made in the new plant will be delivered to projects throughout Florida.
"This brings to fruition a lot of work and collaboration with many entities," said Lake County Commissioner Tim Sullivan. "We are excited by what this brings. We have diversity in our economy and we are glad Coreslab is here."
The facility is located in Commerce Park, which is strategically adjacent to U.S. Highway 27 at the crossroads of State Road 19 and the Florida Turnpike. "We are already hearing from other companies interested in locating here," said Al Miner, Leesburg City Manager.