Hoover Treated Wood Products (Hoover), in business since 1955, is building a new manufacturing facility in Gadsden County near Havana, Florida. Hoover owns and operates nine facilities across the country and services a customer network of over 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada.
Hoover’s $3.3 million investment will include newly constructed facilities on
To support the development, the Town of Havana will receive a $323,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund Grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for water and natural gas utility infrastructure. Hoover qualifies for a Florida Qualified Targeted Industry Tax Refund of up to $200,000 which includes a $30,000 matching grant from Gadsden County and a $10,000 matching grant from the town of Havana.
Barry Holden, President of Hoover, said “We are thrilled to be opening a new facility in Gadsden County. We considered locating in other states; but, the mix of properly zoned land, available infrastructure, and existing wood industry made our choice easy. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our new community.”
Antonio Jefferson, Chairman of the Gadsden County Development Council, said, “Hoover is a great addition to Havana and Gadsden County. This project will have an annual economic impact of 37 jobs and $5.3 million in new revenue in Gadsden County. While the project is under construction, it will have a temporary economic impact of an additional 19 jobs and $2.1 million in revenue.”
Gadsden County Chairperson, Brenda Holt, said “Gadsden County is committed to economic development and bringing quality jobs to our community. This announcement by Hoover Treated Wood Products is a testament to our hard work. I warmly welcome Hoover to our County.”
“Economic development and job creation is a priority for our town,” said Vernell Ross, Mayor of Havana. “I am very excited to welcome such a top-quality company as Hoover to our community.”