(LITHIA, Fla., July 5, 2018) – Mid-State Industrial Maintenance (Mid-State), a Polk County industrial maintenance company with over 460 Polk, Hillsborough and Hardee County employees, has been awarded a three-year general maintenance contract servicing Mosaic’s Central Florida mine sites as well as the Phosphoric Acid and Dry Products process areas at all four of Mosaic’s Florida fertilizer manufacturing facilities. Mid-State will serve as a principal partner assisting with on-going general maintenance.
In February 2018, Mosaic issued a Request for Proposals for its contract mechanical and general maintenance services in Florida. After a national search, Mosaic awarded the contract to a familiar partner, Mid-State. The company estimates tapping Mid-State for as many as 200,000 work hours a year which translates to nearly 100 jobs and an estimated spend of more than $15 million.
Chris Martus, Mosaic’s Vice President of Procurement said, “Since 1973, Mid-State has been a trusted resource for many companies in the phosphate industry, including Mosaic. As a publicly traded company, we have a responsibility to our employees and our shareholders to cast a wide net in terms of competitive contracts. When the strongest proposal comes from a locally-owned business, that’s a win-win for all.”
“We’re glad to continue this next chapter with Mosaic,” said Mid-State CEO Jeff Clyne “Our people are skilled in their crafts, know the Mosaic sites and most importantly share their commitment to safety. In addition Mosaic is proving their commitment to support our local communities and the families that live and play in them.
As part of its phosphate fertilizer production, Mosaic employs more than 3,000 directly in Florida and tens of thousands indirectly through contracted services. Mosaic encourages and supports spending activities with local suppliers. More than 80% of the Phosphate business segment’s supply chain purchases were made with local vendors.
About The Mosaic Company:
The Mosaic Company is the world’s leading combined producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the company is available at www.mosaicco.com.
About Mid-State Industrial Maintenance:
Mid-State Industrial Maintenance provides design, fabrication, and installation services to the agriculture, energy, and heavy industrial markets throughout North America and the Caribbean. Mid-State responds and resolves critical complex scenarios with efficiency and value-added knowledge that minimizes operational downtime and costs. More information on the company is available at https://midstateindustrialcorp.com/.