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MSCA - News Letter

February 2021
Welcome to the February 2021 Newsletter:

Feature member:                   FiFoil

New Members:                    Wieland

   Tampa Maid Foods

We will feature links and key data from our affiliated organizations, including: 
  • Member news
  • Data and information from the manufacturing & supply chain world
  • Florida Makes
  • Area Economic Development Councils
  • Area Chambers of Commerce

Fi-Foil: Industry Leader And Innovator
We specialize in high performance insulation technology: reflective insulation and radiant barriers. This category of insulation is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world, and Fi-Foil offers the most diversified range of products and systems in the category. For more than 30 years, hundreds of millions of square feet of our products have been installed in residential, commercial and agricultural structures providing cost effective thermal performance. We develop, manufacture, distribute, and service this technology everyday in an effort to further solutions for the building envelope. Our insulation products and systems include: simple reflective facings for commercial buildings, unique multi-layer reflective insulation and radiant barriers for residential structures, advanced inert gas filled panels for military buildings, and other products and applications in-between. Energy Efficiency is what we do every day.

The Benefits Of Fi-Foil Include Increased Comfort, Decreased Building Costs And Lower Utility Bills.

The use of Fi-Foil's radiant and reflective insulation have been proven to improve energy efficiency and comfort. In fact, leading energy-efficiency experts , building codes, and government agencies have identified radiant barriers and reflective insulation as energy-saving technologies for energy-efficient home or buildings. As a leading manufacturer of innovative radiant and reflective insulation, Fi-Foil serves its customers with a variety of highly effective insulation solutions that satisfy applications throughout the building envelope and a wide range of building types. We specifically design and manufacture our products for ease of installation, high performance, and to provide lasting thermal performance.

Welcome New Members



WIELAND is an ENR-Top 400 Contractor and has completed construction projects across the I-4 corridor. WIELAND specializes in industrial, warehouse, office, multi-family, and churches. Established in 1958, WIELAND has constructed roughly 40-million square feet in the industrial construction sector. In addition to its Michigan headquarters, WIELAND also has offices in Louisiana, California and Texas. Working throughout Florida since the late 1980's, WIELAND established an office in Orlando in 2006. Visit for more information.

Recent Projects:

TampaMaid Foods

Tampa Maid Foods is in the business of sourcing, processing and marketing high-quality value-added food products from around the world to the foodservice and retail markets. Tampa Maid's primary expertise is in coated products. We have world-class product development, as well as processing capabilities to coat seafood and farm-fresh products utilizing the full spectrum of available coating formulas. From breadcrumbs and cracker meals to flours and batters, as well as flavor-infused glazes, Tampa Maid specializes in making products that taste great and are easy to prepare.

The MSCA thanks the following members who have already renewed their membership for 2021!
  • Citizen's Bank
  • Clifton Larsen
  • Ferrera Tooling
  • FiFoil
  • Kegel
  • Pkg Corp of America
  • Rita Staffing
  • Quench Innovations
  • S&B Metals
  • Saddle Creek
  • Ruthvens
  • Treatt
  • Nucor
  • Createch
  • Bevolution
  • Polk State College
  • KW Commercial
  • Mine & Mill Supply
  • Givaudan

Big time industrial growth in Lakeland during 2020


Polk County's business-friendly atmosphere, inviting communities, sunny days and quality of life continue to attract new residents, ranking Polk No. 1 in Florida's net migration - people moving here from other states.

Polk County ranked No. 8 in net migration in the country, drawing more than 17,000 people in a year. The county has grown 20% in the last decade, from roughly 600,000 when the U.S. Census was taken in 2010 to about 725,000 in July 2019, the latest data available.

The state of Florida was No. 1 in net migration in 2019, attracting more than an estimated 600,000 people moving to the state, according to the U.S. Census, with Lee and Pasco counties also ranking in the top 10 nationally. Florida's overall population now exceeds 21 million.

More people bring more opportunities, and the Central Florida Development Council is working to attract new businesses and industry to our county. With more than 10 million people and thousands of businesses in a 100-mile radius of the county, businesses have a ready-made audience to sell or deliver their products to. Add to that a talented and plentiful workforce, colleges that are willing to partner with industry and a top-rate transportation system, among other things, and it's easy to find many reasons for businesses to locate or expand here.

But what we have isn't enough to meet the demands of our growing population. That's why we must improve our infrastructure now, whether it's roads, water, sewer and electric systems, or even schools. The Polk Regional Water Cooperative (PRWC), the Central Polk Parkway and Polk County Schools, not to mention our cities and county governments, are already doing that.

"Planning, collaboration and innovative thinking are important as we continue to make Polk County Florida's Best Place for Business and residents," says Commissioner George Lindsey, Polk County Board of County Commission liaison for the CFDC. "Advancing projects that ensure Polk leads the way in strong infrastructure better equips our businesses and residents for success."


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