The EDC proudly welcomes Scorpion Performance to the Ocala/Marion County business community. All manufacturing machines and tooling have been moved from Scorpion’s previous Fort Lauderdale location and are now up and running at 5817 NW 44th Avenue in Ocala.
The new Scorpion complex consists of three buildings totaling over 95,000 square feet of floor space on 23 acres of land. Two future buildings are planned for the site. The renovation has pumped more than $2.8 million into the local economy through local contractors used on the project. The new buildings will be used to manufacture medical devices and high performance racing engine products.
According to Scott Reynolds, Scorpion’s VP of Marketing, “Our new Ocala facility is now fully operational, and we are working toward tripling our previous output capacity. This means that we can fulfill customer orders with the same top quality precision products even faster than before.”
Scorpion CEO Robert Stopanio expresses his appreciation for the move. “This geographic location so close to I-75 and I-95 with easy access to I-10 makes so much sense for us,” says Stopanio. “The logistics to make the move were eased with the assistance of Pete Tesch and the team at the EDC. They have been great liaisons in the process. We are thrilled to be in Ocala!”
“Scorpion Performance is a solid company with a great history and a promising future,” says EDC President/CEO Pete Tesch. “We are grateful they chose our community and look forward to watching them grow.”
Both the City of Ocala and the Marion County Commission provided utility and permitting assistance to the facility’s improvements.