November 1, 2011
Helene Caseltine, Economic Development Director
On 11/1/2011, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners approved up to $77,000 for a Local Jobs Grant to assist Girard Equipment. with its expansion plans in Vero Beach. The company, located in the Enterprise Zone, plans to hire 20 employees, adding to the 27 workers already employed.
Girard Equipment manufactures pressure relief products for tanker trucks and tank containers – one of only a few companies in the world and the only manufacturer of its kind in North America. Approximately 95 percent of the company’s products are distributed outside Florida; and 30 percent is exported outside the U.S. Girard Equipment is a third generation family business that located to Indian River County from New Jersey in 2006.
For more information on state and local programs available to eligible businesses, call Helene Caseltine at the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce at 772-567-3491.