Acoustiblok Inc., creator of an elastic polymer sound reducing product, is growing, according to Tampa Bay Business Journal. The company is investing $1.75 million to expand its South Tampa, Florida, facility. The plant will grow from 30,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet.
The company is also planning a second expansion to double the size of its office space. The growth is necessary for the company, which was running out of space and had a growing backlog of orders, according to company spokesperson Anne D. Knight.
Businesses has increased every year, even during the recession, according Acoustiblok President Lahnie Johnson. He says the need for the product is only growing with the rise of noise pollution in today's world, Area Development reported.
Johnson is also a believer of remaining 100 percent made in the USA.
"America cannot exist as the economic power if it has been continually increasing its service industry rather than actually manufacturing a worthy product someone has need of," Johnson said.
The company anticipates 50 new positions will be created over the next two years.
Businesses in the U.S. expanding their operations should work with manufacturing recruiters to find the most qualified candidates for their open positions.