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Florida Fuel Connection Plans Petroleum Product Logistics-Distribution Facility In LaBelle, Florida

07/29/2015
Florida Fuel Connection will establish a petroleum product logistics and distribution facility in Hendry County, near the city of LaBelle, Florida. The more than $300 million project will create 50 full-time jobs.

According to Governor Rick Scott’s Office, FFC projects to add a second facility in South Florida in 2017. When complete, the Hendry County and South Florida facilities will receive and distribute petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel.

“Florida’s rail infrastructure, unique location and pro-business climate made it a strong candidate for this project,” said John H. Armbrust, CEO of Florida Fuel Connection. “We used a comprehensive process to determine the most efficient, cost effective, safe and reliable infrastructure system to meet the expectations of Florida’s petroleum product suppliers and end-users. The Hendry and South Florida locations provide us with the necessary resources to build these logistics facilities, and will allow us to meet customer fuel demands more efficiently and safely than ever before.”

Enterprise Florida President/CEO Bill Johnson said, “Florida’s highly developed infrastructure will support Florida Fuel Connection’s demanding transportation requirements. This announcement furthers Florida’s status as an important logistics and distribution hub. We are thankful for Florida Fuel Connection’s commitment to the state, and look forward to watching this project develop and expand.”

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Florida is swiftly becoming a global trade hub and businesses that specialize in logistics and distribution, like Florida Fuel Connection, thrive here. The company’s new Florida facility will bring more jobs for Florida’s families and is proof that the pro-growth, low-tax policies of the Scott Administration are working.”

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