Orlando, Fla. — Voxx has begun construction here of a new automotive components production facility and corporate headquarters.
The $16.5 million 115,000-square-foot facility will consolidate the company’s domestic OEM-automotive production facilities in Hauppauge, N.Y., and Orlando under one roof in Orlando. The company will also relocate its Hauppauge executive offices to the facility, which is expected to be completed by year’s end.
“Our OEM manufacturing and OEM warehousing has and will be transitioned to Orlando, and we intend to keep corporate shared services in Hauppauge, which consists of IT, human resources and accounting and other departments, such as customer service, technical support, product development and sales,” a spokesperson told TWICE.
Chairman John Shalam and president/CEO Pat Lavelle are already based in Florida.
The Orlando facility will retain 173 jobs and bring 134 jobs to the area, the company said.
“With all of our domestic original equipment production under one roof, Florida will provide an excellent location and a pro-business climate for us to consolidate production and manufacturing operations from other locations,” said Lavelle.
An incentive package of $1.4 million for the project was approved last summer, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
About 330 people are currently based in Hauppauge.