Manufacturing Success

Manufacturer’s such as BrewHub & JBT Food Tech have invested over $80 million in their Lakeland facilities over the past 12 months. Additional manufacturing expansion projects include; Publix Bakery, Harrell’s Fertilizer, JC Machine & Mission Foods.


BrewHub’s 50,000 square foot, $20 million brewery in Lakeland on I-4.  Brew Hub provides brewing, packaging, distribution and sales services to craft brewers.

JBT Corporation

JBT Corporation, a Citrus Processing Equipment manufacturer is in the process of a $16 million redevelopment project.  This project includes a new 146,000 square foot facility and 28 new jobs.

Mission Foods

Mission Foods opened the Lakeland tortilla/chip manufacturing facility in 2012. The project was a $23 million capital investment, adding 133 jobs in three years. Florida Governor, Rick Scott’s recent visit to Mission Foods celebrated their continued growth. With additional tortilla and chip lines added, Mission Foods has significantly increased production, to date, investing over $40 million and  employing over 150 advanced manufacturing workers.

Publix Bakery

Publix recently began work on a $18 million expansion of their Lakeland Bakery.  Most of the capital will be invested in a new cookie line.

Print List
CompanyTypeAddressPhoneSq FtEmp.
Pepperidge FarmBakery products2222 Interstate Dr.863-688-4000315,000350
Joyson Safety Systemsairbags5300 Allen K. Breed Hwy 863-603-4070290,000425
MAX PAKcorrugated containers2802 New Tampa Hwy863-682-0123286,000160
Owens CorningInsulation2222 W. Bella Vista863-815-5000261,00066
Keymarkaluminum extrusions2540 Knights Griffin Road863-858-5500260,000276
ButterKrust Bakerybakery products3355 W. Memorial Blvd.863-682-1155250,000200
Publix Bakery Plantbakery productsHwy 92 W.863-688-1188237,852432
Argos Ready Mixready mix concrete2300 Mershon St.863-687-7625215,6226
Carpenter Company Inc. polyurethane foam5150 Frontage Rd. S.863-682-2188210,000137
Whitlock/Juice Bowlfruit juices, co-packing2090 Bartow Hwy863-665-5515210,000 124
The Ledger newspaper publishing300 W. Lime St. 863-802-7000180,000350
Mission Foodstortilla products2125 Interstate Drive863-499-2000168,400151
JBT Corporation citrus processing equipment400 Fairway Ave.863-683-5411160,000150
Eastern Metal Supplyaluminum extrusions4675 Drane Field Rd.863-682-6660160,00025
IGT Global Solutions Corporation lotto tickets printer4100 S. Frontage Rd.863-248-1300141,680348
G.M.F. Industriessteel products, flanges4600 Drane Field Rd.863-647-1536136,00060
Strykermedical device reprocessor5307 Great Oak Drive863-763-5300130,000800
The Pepsi Bottling Grouprefurbish vending machines4100 Frontage Rd. S.863-413-8880129,00080
Publix Deli Plantdeli productsHwy 92 W863-688-1188128,928428
Draken Internationalaircraft3330 Flightline Dr.800-936-4079120,00055
Publix Dairy dairy productsHwy 92 W863-688-1188119,700276
Tampa Maid Foodsseafood processing & packaging1600 Kathleen Rd.863-687-4411116,900283
CJ Pallet Companywooden pallets3850 Old Tampa Hwy863-688-4042113,000111
Carpenter Company expanded polystyrene foam 5100 Frontage Rd. S.863-687-9494111,720235
Colo5disaster recovery/co-location 2850 Interstate Drive904-731-3390105,00020
PECO Palletpallet manufacturer 5002 Region Ct914-267-6538105,00015
Givaudan Flavors Corp.citrus flavors4705 Highway 92 E863-665-104091,28558
Alabama Metalsmetal lathes & plaster acc.1033 Pine Chase Ave.863-688-925690,0007
ITW/QMIautomotive fluids3606 Craftsman Blvd.863-665-333889,50080
Mine & Mill Supply industrial tools, equipment, etc.2500 S. Combee Rd.863-665-560188,68840
Insulfoam of Floridapolystyrene insulation4500 S. Frontage Rd.863-688-887985,70032
Sylvite Southeastfertilizer wholesale1607 Olive St.863-647-155185,0007
Maclan Corp.synthetic rubber1808 S. Combee Rd.863-665-481480,00040
Pop's Paintingfabrication3805 Drane Field Rd.863-644-348581,00030
Graham Packagingplastic injection molding1070 County Line Rd. 863-683-549080,00042
Integrated Metal metal processing & fabrication2923 Old Tampa Hwy.863-687-411078,00078
Composites Onecomposites for boat mfg. 4775 Gateland800-344-065675,00019
Alasopoultry equipment2655 Old Tampa Hwy863-606-003372,20655
Momentiveepoxy resins2525 S. Combee Rd.863-669-250071,16243
PlayCoreplay ground equipment4035 S. Pipkin Rd.813-305-141570,40030
Harrell's Inc.fertilizer blending720 Kraft Rd.863-687-277465,81075
Amega Scienceslawn care chemicals6550 New Tampa Hwy407-944-045365,75015
Treatt USA flavors & essence4900 Lkld Commerce Pkwy863-668-950065,00070
Protel Inc. pay phones & vending equip.4150 Kidron Rd.863-644-555865,000 26
Firmenich, Incflavors & essence3919 Kidron Rd. 863-646-016565,00091
Lakeland Animal Nutritionfeeds & supplements2725/2801 S. Combee Rd.863-665-572260,00045
Leggett & Platt, Inc.mattress springs, pocketed coils721 Crystal Lake Acres Dr. 863-666-899960,0005
Midstate Machine & Fabfabrication & general machining2720 Mine Mill Rd.863-665-6233 60,000300
Rubber & Accessorieshoses, couplings,conveyor belts 2120 Edgewood Dr863-665-611560,00031
Southern Millling lumber processing & pallets1508 George Jenkins Blvd863-682-160558,73150
PM Craftsman cold metal extrusions3523 Craftsman Blvd. 863-665-081555,00025
Specialty Maintenancemetal fabrication & machining4015 Drane Field Rd. 863-644-843255,000129
Advanced Aluminumprefab. metal building comp.2934 Parkway St. 863-648-578753,00019
Southern Machinery machining & fabrication2855 Brooks Rd.863-665-171152,00019
Kerry, Inc.flavoring processing5200 Highway 98 S.863-619-222250,00060
Brew HubCraft Beer4100 S. Frontage Road636-532-270050,00025
Publix Print Servicesprinting servicesHwy 92 W.863-688-118850,000200
McNeilus truck manufacturing 4950 Frontage Rd S954-366-476950,00025
MidWest Hose & Specialty, Inc.high quality hydraulic, industrial, hoses4920 S Frontage Rd.863-777-436050,00010