Orlando is next on the list of cities Gov. Rick Scott is touting for job creation. The company Industrial Lighting Products is expanding its operations in the Central Florida city to include 35 additional jobs.
The company currently employs 160 people.
“The Orlando metro area is leading the state in job creation because of job creators like ILP. ILP is one of the many great companies that have found success in Florida, and I am proud to join ILP’s hardworking team to celebrate more than 160 jobs for Central Florida families,” Scott said. “Florida has added over 879,000 jobs in four and a half years and we will keep working so we are the best place in the world to get a great job.”
Industrial Lighting Products provides high-efficiency commercial lighting.
“Florida supports a business-friendly environment that allows job creators to expand and continue to grow,” said Industrial Lighting Products President and Founder Jason Hendren. “We applaud Governor Scott’s leadership in paving the way for businesses in our state and look forward to Industrial Lighting Products’ continued success in Central Florida.”
Gov. Scott has continued to tackle jobs as his number one priority in the state and attributes success in the private sector to creating a business-friendly climate for companies including lower business taxes than many other states.
“Industrial Lighting Products’ expansion is another bright spot in Orlando’s booming economy,” said Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio. “The Scott administration’s policies are working to help businesses expand and provide job opportunities for Floridians.”
Industrial Lighting Products is headquartered in Sanford. The company produces energy-efficient lighting fixtures for companies like Chrysler, Duracell, Black and Decker, 3M, Dannon and Walt Disney World. ILP is on track to expand from 40,000 square feet to 70,000 square feet by 2016.
The company operates all over the United States and in Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Samoa.
According to the Scott administration, Florida’s manufacturing sector ranks among the top 10 nationwide with more than 18,200 companies employing some 317,000 people statewide.
Scott’s staff wrote in a press release that “Florida offers a competitive environment with no sales tax on manufacturing equipment as well as a highly educated workforce that all helps businesses grow.”