09 Jun Scotlynn USA Division Inc.’s Newest HQ to Launch with Help of Seagate Development
Scotlynn USA Division Inc., a multinational transportation and logistics firm specializing in truckload transportation and the distribution of perishable products, announced today that it is launching its new North American corporate headquarters at 9597 Gulf Research Lane in Fort Myers. Seagate Development Group is constructing and developing the three-story, 60,000-square-foot building and is slated to break ground this month.
“Scotlynn manages thousands of shipments across North America each week that provide essential food and supplies for millions of people,” said Ryan D. Carter, Executive Vice President of Scotlynn Transport LLC and Scotlynn USA Division Inc. “The headquarters in Fort Myers is part of our overall expansion and a continuous
mission to become a world-class leader in freight transportation and a workplace for the brightest and most ambitious professionals. Fort Myers is the best choice for us to achieve long-term growth for our incredible operations and management team members.
Scotlynn’s new headquarters will eventually be home to over 350 management and operation staff. Due to Lee County Economic Development’s and Enterprise Florida’s qualified tax credit hiring incentives, Scotlynn has agreed to hire no less than 140 new employees for the Fort Myers facility in the next three years.
“This opportunity comes at a critical time in our local economy,” said Lee County Commissioner Ray Sandelli, who also serves as County Commission liaison to the Economic Development Office and theHorizon Council. “The logistical services provided by Scotlynn USA during the COVID-19 crisis has been invaluable, and the new jobs they’re creating will serve as an important part of our local recovery. Moving product across our country, especially perishable goods, is an essential service now and in the future. Lee County is very proud to support that effort.”
Seagate is taking on this $11-million project in response to Scotlynn’s substantial growth, giving its executive and general office staff the ability to better serve clients. The Fort Myers-based development company will incorporate contemporary interior design elements that have an industrial feel, reflecting Scotlynn’s core business. An example includes corrugated metal wall panels that mimic containers hauled by tractor trailers, as Scotlynn transports perishable and temperature-sensitive commodities that require special equipment and expertise.
“We are pleased to have been chosen to lead this exciting project and to work with the exceptional team at Scotlynn. We are also just as proud that our local knowledge brought us here,” said Matt Price, CEO and Partner of Seagate Development Group. “Seagate is seeing an increase in local businesses expanding to accommodate growth. It’s great to see projects of this magnitude stay in Southwest Florida and make a positive impact on the community.”
Scotlynn USA Division Inc. has division offices in Tampa and Indianapolis. Its new space will come equipped with a gym, basketball court, cafeteria, walking track, and an indoor/outdoor recreational space featuring an eating area. The project will also feature eight acres of on-site improvements as well as an existing road extension. It is expected to be complete and open for business by 2021.
Seagate Development Group is headquartered at 9921 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers, FL 33913. For additional information, contact (239) 738-7900. Visit SeagateDevelopmentGroup.com.