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METTLER TOLEDO To Locate Operations Hub In Lutz, Florida

METTLER TOLEDO will construct a new 250,000-square-foot facility at a site adjacent to the Suncoast Parkway in Lutz, Florida. The new facility, built for the company’s Product Inspection Division, will be home to more than 500 employees, including 185 new associates.

According to the Pasco Economic Development Council, More than $30 million in capital will be invested in the region. Company officials cited access to the area’s diverse, experienced labor pool in addition to the location’s easy access to regional infrastructure as prime reasons for choosing the Pasco County site for the new facility.

The company’s Product Inspection Division is the global market leader in the field of check-weighing, industrial metal detection, and x-ray inspection systems for the food, pharmaceutical, and packaged consumer goods industries. EDC officials said the company will ultimately consolidate operations from one other location to the new Lutz facility. Construction is expected to be complete in the fall of 2017.

“We are very excited to have made the decision to locate our new facility in Pasco County,” said Viggo Nielsen, General Manager of METTLER TOLEDO Safeline. “We wanted a location where our current staff would be able to follow us and where we could pull new team members from a diverse and well educated pool. The support we have been getting from Pasco County, The State of Florida, and Duke Energy has been outstanding."

“I have often touted that Pasco County’s strong workforce and affordable cost of doing business makes our community an ideal location for foreign direct investment,” said Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey. “I am delighted that METTLER TOLEDO has found that Pasco County is the best location for their long-term growth.”

Bill Cronin, President/CEO of Pasco Economic Development Council added, “METTLER TOLEDO's relocation is another wonderful testament to the outstanding assets Pasco County has to offer businesses of all sizes across many industries. METTLER TOLEDO will benefit from our strategic location, the outstanding talent in the region, and we are grateful for its investment in Lutz.”

“This is a very rewarding win for Florida,” said Crystal Sircy, Executive Vice President/COO of Enterprise Florida. “Not only is METTLER TOLEDO, a global industry leader, bringing more jobs to the state, but this is a great example of the strong economic development partnerships that exist in Florida. The state has a great business story to tell and we have tremendous partners around the state to help us share that story.”

“Duke Energy was honored to partner with Pasco County and the Pasco Economic Development Council to identify excellent sites and market the communities we serve to businesses in and outside of Florida,” added Alex Glenn, President of Duke Energy. “METTLER TOLEDO's new Pasco location will bring high-level, high wage jobs and capital investment to the area, and our smart grid will provide clean and reliable energy service to the company’s new operations.”

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