Glasfloss plans $5.1 million warehouse expansion

The air filtration company plans to add space at its Tradeport warehouse.

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Glasfloss Industries Inc. plans at least a $5.1 million expansion at its Jacksonville International Tradeport warehouse.

Glasfloss, which makes air filtration products, proposes to extend its facility at 1310 Tradeport Drive in North Jacksonville.

The Haskew Company is the contractor for the 28,500-square-foot addition to the almost 75,000-square-foot facility.

The city is reviewing a permit application for the $5,057,767 construction project. It approved site clearing Aug. 4 at a cost of $50,000.

 Glasfloss Industries bought the Tradeport building for $2.3 million in 2002 from NatureForm Inc. 

The structure was built in 1995 on almost 7.1 acres.

 Family-owned Glasfloss, based in DeSoto, Texas, was founded in 1936. The company says it operates five manufacturing plants in DeSoto, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada and Jacksonville.

The website said that under third-generation President Scott Lange, “Glasfloss has moved aggressively to modernize and expand its manufacturing capacity to better serve growing markets.”

As part of that, in 2002, Glasfloss bought “a modern 80,000 square foot facility located in Jacksonville, Florida. This facility serves the thriving Southeast markets and improves lead times and shipping costs for customers in that region.”

The Dun & Bradstreet business data provider reports that Glasfloss Industries Inc.’s Jacksonville facility is part of the HVAC Equipment Manufacturing Industry and has 86 employees.