Florida construction employment surging; new workers will need safety training

CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS of all kinds are booming in Florida, and a key result of that is a sharp upswing in construction hiring all over the Sunshine State. According to a recent analysis of Labor Department data by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), Florida added 34,900 construction jobs from March 2017 to March 2018 —a 7 percent increase in just a year.Continue reading

Mosaic’s HQ move will put it close to Florida phosphate mining action

SAFETY SOLUTIONS & SUPPLY is pleased to welcome The Mosaic Company as a soon-to-be Florida-headquartered company. The company announced its plans to move its headquarters from Plymouth, Minn., to Hillsborough County, Fla., just a few weeks ago. What hasn’t been announced yet is the site for the new Florida offices, the timing of the move, and the number of employees the company will relocate from Minnesota.Continue reading

Making the good case for hiring from among our newest generation of veterans

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, we honored on Memorial Day the brave men and women who died while serving and defending our great nation in the U.S. military. In doing so, we couldn’t help but think of the U.S. military in the general and our newest generation of veterans — many of which have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most Americans also want to honor them, want to support them, and want to help them if help is needed.Continue reading

Our company HQ is in Mulberry, Fla. — ‘The Phosphate Capital of the World’

IN OUR MOST RECENT BLOGGING, we introduced the two locations for our Safety Solutions & Supply offices and training facilities — Mulberry, Fla., and Gonzales, La. — and we stated the practical reason for these city selections. Companies involved in mining, manufacturing, construction, and oil and gas extraction are here and there in significant numbers, and these are the kinds of companies that can benefit greatly from our occupational safety and health expertise and training services.

The article last time focused on Gonzales. This time, we want to feature Mulberry, the location for our company headquarters at 314 E. Canal St. (State Road 60 East).Continue reading