Mosaic Dedicates New Florida Headquarters In Circa FishHawk

Mosaic Dedicates New Florida Headquarters In Circa FishHawk
By Tamas Mondovics
Hundreds gathered last month to join local officials and special guests  Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Congressman Adam Putnam, Hillsborough County Commission Chair Ken Hagan and Mosaic CEO Jim Prokopanko, for the ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony of Mosaic’s  Florida headquarters recently opened in Circa FishHawk. Located at 13380 Circa Crossing Dr. on FishHawk Blvd., just east of the Bell Shoals Rd., the new 113,000-sq.-ft. building houses approximately 400 professional and administrative employees and consolidates several former Mosaic offices in the region. The present staff supports more than 3,000 employees who work in the company’s phosphate mining or fertilizer manufacturing operations across Central Florida. It serves the company’s global customer base which includes wholesalers, retail dealers and individual farmers. “As a company, we have a strong track record of investing in the communities where we operate,” Prokopanko said.  “We know that our investment in this new headquarters, including many of the efficiencies it provides, will lead to further innovation and continued growth for Mosaic.”  As for the building’s specific location, Prokopanko said that it was also carefully selected for a specific reason.“The building was built to encourage collaboration, and its location was determined based upon a study of employees’ home addresses,” he said. Addressing the crowd, Crist did not hesitate to draw attention to the importance of Mosaic’s presence within the local community as well as the state, emphasizing the company’s $200 million investment into the state’s economy.“Mosaic is an important business for our state and for our economy,” Crist said.  Following a ribbon cutting, guests were offered guided tours of the new facility, which was built by Ryan Companies US, Inc. on a seven-acre tract of land and designed using green technologies, achieving a LEED Gold Certification.   The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program is administered by the United States Green Building Council, providing verification that a building is designed and constructed using methods to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as energy and water consumption.  The program also verifies that the construction and operation of the building demonstrates stewardship of natural resources and sensitivity toward environmental impacts.    The building’s green features include water efficient landscaping, motion sensor lighting and a reflective roof to reduce energy consumption, just to name a few.  Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC is a Florida-based subsidiary of The Mosaic Company (NYSE:MOS) and a leading producer of phosphate-based crop nutrients and animal feed products used by farmers in the U.S. and worldwide. The company operates mining, fertilizer manufacturing and administrative offices in Hillsborough, Polk, Manatee, and Hardee counties, as well as two manufacturing plants in Louisiana. For further information about Mosaic, visit the company’s Website at www.mosaicco.com or www.phosphateflorida.com.