Friday, May 20, 2016

Lake Worth business news: "Company moving headquarters to neighborhood undergoing revitalization"

This news is from yesterday (5/19) from reporter Brian Bandell at the South Florida Business Journal. From the article are these two excerpts:

     Florida Window and Door will relocate its headquarters, showroom and distribution facilities from Palm Beach Gardens to Lake Worth.
     The supplier in hurricane-impact resistant windows and doors is renovating and expanding the 18,000-square-foot building at 1125 N. Dixie Highway [emphasis added] and plans to move in with 25 employees in October. The company has room there for additional job growth.
     "Our new facility on Dixie Highway and U.S. 1, we believe, is located in a neighborhood on the brink of being rehabilitated,” said Florida Window and Door President Scott Berman. "We are investing over $1.5 million dollars in this area, as we want to be the main driver behind the revitalization of this neighborhood by significantly updating this property and increasing our workforce with local residents.”

[and. . .]

     “Overall, businesses are looking favorably at that Dixie Highway corridor,” said Maxime Ducoste, the assistant director of planning for the City of Lake Worth.