Florida Power & Light Company Partners with Food Distributor Cheney Brothers to support 300 Jobs

Florida Power & Light Company's special discounted economic development rate will help Cheney Brothers Inc., launch a $100 million distribution center in Charlotte County that will eventually employ about 300 people when it's fully operational.
 
 
FPL.
FPL.
 
Spread the Word
Listed Under

Tags:
Fpl
Cheney Brothers
Florida
Economic Development
New Jobs

Industry:
Business

Location:
Juno Beach - Florida - US

June 28, 2012 - PRLog -- Juno Beach, FL -- Florida Power & Light Company's special discounted economic development rate will help Cheney Brothers Inc., one of the largest food service distributors in the Southeastern United States, launch a $100 million distribution center in Charlotte County that will eventually employ about 300 people when it's fully operational.

Cheney Brothers is in the process of purchasing 35 acres right off Interstate 75 in Punta Gorda, for the new facility, which will serve customers from Marco Island through the Tampa Bay area.

“We need all the help from all the partners we can get, whether it’s our customer partners or our vendor partners, like Florida Power & Light,” said Bill Foley, President of Cheney Brothers, which is headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla.

Businesses in FPL’s service territory already benefit from electric bills that are among the very lowest in the state and well below the national average. FPL’s economic development rates provide an additional benefit to new or expanding businesses that expand their electric demand by at least 350 kilowatts and create at least 10 new jobs.

“We're pleased to play a role in Cheney Brothers’ expansion,” said Lynn Pitts, FPL Director of Economic Development. “FPL's economic development rate provides an incentive to companies that agree to move to Florida or expand their operations here and create new jobs for Floridians.”

“The discount we get from Florida Power & Light is essential,” Foley said. “Along with fuel, our electric bill is probably our next biggest expense that we have at Cheney Brothers. So that discount helps us out initially and in the long-run also.”

The economic development rate is designed to be an incentive that will encourage new investment and job creation in Florida. Eligible business customers receive a declining discount on their standard base energy and demand charges over four to five years. Visit www.PoweringFlorida.com or contact FPL’s Office of Economic Development at PoweringFlorida@FPL.com for details.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
305-552-3888
amelia.gomez@rbbpr.com
For more on this story, including video and photos, visit: www.fpl.com/newsroom
End
Source:Florida Power & Light Company
Email:***@rbbpr.com
Phone:305-552-3888
Account Email Address Verified     Account Phone Number Verified     Disclaimer     Report Abuse
Star One Public Relations PRs
Trending News
Top Daily News
Top Weekly News



Like PRLog?
9K2K1K
Click to Share