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INTERNATIONAL COMPANY TO PURCHASE IN OKEECHOBEE AIRPORT INDUSTRIAL PARK

09/09/2019

Okeechobee County, September 5, 2019 – Bautech USA presented to the Okeechobee County Commissioners a proposal for the purchase of two buildings in the Okeechobee Airport Industrial Park. Bautech USA, is a company dedicated to providing complete solutions for the construction industry, through the manufacture, distribution, installation and maintenance of precast concrete products. The technology is fully automated and will be the first of its kind in the United States. Bautech was founded in Guatemala in 2004 with a management team that has over 30 years’ experience in the industry.

The facility in Okeechobee will be a clean process with no air or water contaminates and little to no waste. They will be able to produce 800 metric tons/day or 230,000 metric tons/year of precast concrete products. They currently have letters of intent for several projects for hurricane and storm damage mitigation that will be the plant's first production. Bautech USA plans to hire approximately twenty people to include executives, managers, engineers and production engineers. Renovations will start as soon as possible with the hopes of the first precast concrete products being produced in early 2020.

Sergio Prahl, CEO of Bautech USA, said “I am very excited about expanding Bautech to the United State and more importantly to Okeechobee. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with the community.” Frank Irby, Chairman of the Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation (OCEDC), was excited to be able to announce that a new industry would be calling the community home and said “This is why we formed the Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation, so that industries would have a single point of contact to help businesses open or expand and bring industrial diversification to our region.” Ms. Smith, President/CEO of OCEDC, said that it was the teamwork of the County, Airport, and the Corporation that made the project possible.


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