Hydradyne plans to develop Southside industrial center
Hydradyne LLC plans to develop a Southside industrial center more than four times its current size.
Hydradyne Hydraulics, known as Hydradyne, operates an 8,500-square-foot facility on just under an acre at 5035 St. Augustine Road. It bought that land in December 1993 for $228,000 from Gateway Tile Inc.
The new site is a block south of Emerson Street and the land was acquired from auto dealer Buddy Hutchinson.
Property records show Hydradyne paid $1.29 million for the 6.75-acre property in a sale that was completed July 21, 2011, and recorded Aug. 5, 2011.
Infinity Design Builders Inc. submitted plans to the City to construct a 35,850-square-foot office-warehouse for Hydradyne at 3919 Philips Highway.
The building application and plans show that Infinity expects a construction cost of $2.15 million.
“Hydradyne has made a $5 million investment in the Jacksonville market and has exciting growth plans for Florida,” said communications manager Sherri Smith.
Hydradyne lists its headquarters as Harvey, La., near New Orleans. Smith said the company opened in Jacksonville in the late 1970s.
Hydradyne has about 30 locations in the Southwest and Southeast U.S., from Texas to the Carolinas and Virginia and through the Southeastern states. Its website is www.hydra-dyne.com.
The company’s website describes it as a full-service fluid power distributor offering components, systems, repairs and field service.
Products include pumps and motors; hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders; and an inventory that includes fluid power components, parts and accessories.