LUTZ, Fla. — In case the giant sign on the side of the building is too subtle, Metter Toledo wants you to know they are hiring.
“There is a lot of opportunity and we are quite pleased with the quality of people that are getting here from Pasco,” said General Manager Viggo Nielsen.
Metter Toledo designs and manufactures equipment used to inspect qualify in the food industry.
They are looking for everything from entry level to sales, assembly line workers, machinists, and engineering.
They plan to have 600 people employed here in the next few months. 185 of those are new jobs.
Patrick Quigley worked his way up to become Mettler Toldeo’s IT’s manager.
“You drive onto the property and the building looks beautiful," he said. "People love the amenities. People just enjoy coming to work.”
Mettler Toledo outgrew its Tampa offices, so they found a location in Lutz, just west of the Veteran’s Expressway, to build a 270,000 square foot facility.
“Pasco became the choice, they’ve been incredibly helpful,” said Nielsen.
This addition, Is just part of continued growth along Pasco County’s State Road 54 corridor.
Construction of housing and commercial building is non-stop.
“Every day almost there is a new building coming up. The crisis of 2009 is certainly gone, and even though labor being tight, overall I think it’s a great thing for the community for the area here,” said Nielsen.
County leaders say Mettler Toldeo’s move opens the door to show other potential investors Pasco is a place companies can succeed.