Groundbreaking Technology

Groundbreaking Technology

EnviroFocus Technologies recently held a groundbreaking event for its $100-million-plus battery recycling facility in East Tampa, with help from Bayview Public Relations.

Working with our advertising partner Schifino Lee and ably assisted by EventMakers Corp., we recommended and coordinated the speakers, timeline, talking points, guest list, and logistics involved in the event. Held for those most important to EnviroFocus Technologies’ business, attendees included government officials, environmental regulators, industry leaders, economic development officials, leaders of neighboring businesses, and EFT employees.

Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and Tampa City Council Chairman Tom Scott made remarks, along with Jerry Campbell of the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission, and Mark Kutoff, head of Gopher Resource, EFT’s parent company. They were joined by Tampa City Councilman Charlie Miranda and EFT execs John Tapper, Innocent Chikunya and Larry Eagan for the groundbreaking pictures.

EnviroFocus also announced its support of Tampa Bay Technical High School’s alternative energy program, which includes a financial gift for much-needed equipment, along with plans for EnviroFocus employees to serve as guest lecturers at the school.

Hats and shovels are ready at EnviroFocus Technologies' groundbreaking. See more photos on Bayview PR's Flickr photostream.

The Tampa Tribune covered the groundbreaking: Plant expansion will provide 125 new jobs in East Tampa.

When completed, EnviroFocus’ state-of-the-art battery recycling plant will process more than 10 million used auto batteries annually with an additional 125 well-paid, green jobs.