Orlando-based Williams Company Building Division has broken ground for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida’s ninth new “Made in America” retail store and Job Connection Center at 1312 E. Semoran Blvd. in Apopka, near Orlando. The $3.4 million, 23,000-sq. ft. project was designed by C.T. Hsu + Associates, Orlando, and the products used at the jobsite are 100 percent made in America.
The program began in 2012 when Goodwill and Williams decided to do their part in creating as many U.S. manufacturing jobs as possible. When completed in October, the facility will provide selling space, a processing area, a donation drop-off center and a Job Connection Center providing free vocational and job placement services to job seekers.
Also, Williams is slated to break ground in November for Westminster Baldwin Park’s new $8.5 million Skilled Nursing Facility on Lake Baldwin in Orlando. Developed by Westminster Communities of Florida, Orlando, the 36,648-sq. ft. project was designed by Bessolo Design Group Inc., St. Petersburg, and is scheduled for completion in fall 2016.
Williams Company, also with offices in Ft. Lauderdale and Tampa, specializes in commercial, retail, industrial and educational projects, and is currently licensed in 15 states from Texas to Maryland.