SCCY Leaving Daytona

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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby fla-gypsy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:02 am

It sucks for us down here
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby HootmonSccy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:41 am

So much for Gov. Rick Scott's plan to grow jobs in Florida!

I was listening to a CEO of a good size company.. He said when there is big events in companies, it often says more about those running the company than the company itself..
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby economod » Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:14 am

Congrats to SCCY ... a giant step in the right direction.
Hope the move sparks dramatic improvement to their entire manufacturing process.
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby getvicious » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:03 am

It's hard to believe there wasn't a place in the Daytona area (or all of FL) that SCCY couldn't find to build the new facility. I wonder what "incentives" the county and state offered to SCCY to woo them to choose that new location?
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby juror » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm

getvicious wrote:It's hard to believe there wasn't a place in the Daytona area (or all of FL) that SCCY couldn't find to build the new facility. I wonder what "incentives" the county and state offered to SCCY to woo them to choose that new location?


I don't doubt that incentives were offered by Knoxville and/or TN, and maybe countered by Daytona and/or FL.

It's possible Mr. Roebuck gave us the answer (from http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/ ... -tennessee):

Joe Roebuck, SCCY founder and CEO, said:
"I have owned and operated several manufacturing companies during my career as a product developer and businessman. Success all comes down to people, and Tennessee seems to boast good old-fashioned American work ethic."
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby economod » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:16 pm


Because the Big Springs acreage does not currently have road access nor utility infrastructure extended to the property, under the agreement announced Wednesday SCCY Industries will pay $25,000 an acre for 68 acres in Big Springs Industrial Park for a total cost of $1.7 million.

However, in exchange for providing its own road access and utilities infrastructure, Blount Partnership will write a check for the same amount back to SCCY.

For its part, in addition to building out the infrastructure, SCCY plans in its first phase to construct a $22.5 million, 150,000-square-foot campus that will eventually employ more than 350 people. Additional construction and employment phases will be announced at a later date, and the location is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018.

SCCY was offered either a two-year tax abatement that would begin once the campus was constructed and a certificate of occupancy was issued, or a training grant that would provide $1,600 per employee hired, capped at $400,000.

http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/handg ... 2321c.html
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby juror » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:42 am

economod wrote:
Because the Big Springs acreage does not currently have road access nor utility infrastructure extended to the property, under the agreement announced Wednesday SCCY Industries will pay $25,000 an acre for 68 acres in Big Springs Industrial Park for a total cost of $1.7 million.

However, in exchange for providing its own road access and utilities infrastructure, Blount Partnership will write a check for the same amount back to SCCY.

For its part, in addition to building out the infrastructure, SCCY plans in its first phase to construct a $22.5 million, 150,000-square-foot campus that will eventually employ more than 350 people. Additional construction and employment phases will be announced at a later date, and the location is expected to be operational in the first half of 2018.

SCCY was offered either a two-year tax abatement that would begin once the campus was constructed and a certificate of occupancy was issued, or a training grant that would provide $1,600 per employee hired, capped at $400,000.

http://www.thedailytimes.com/news/handg ... 2321c.html



"Roebuck said he got into gunmaking when, as a tool and die maker, he made equipment for another gun company that went out of business. After studying the market for a year, he opened his own, aiming for a high-quality mid-market handgun. Starting with no employees in 2003, he built up to 200 workers in Florida, but had no room to expand, he said.

He also doesn’t consider Florida a “manufacturing state,” but said he believes Tennessee is.

Holt [Company President Wayne Holt], likewise, said SCCY is looking for “intelligent and industrious people,” which he found lacking in the Florida workforce."

http://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/bus ... autologin=
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby fla-gypsy » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:13 pm

This one comment makes me think these people are less then honest and have no integrity.

Holt [Company President Wayne Holt], likewise, said SCCY is looking for “intelligent and industrious people,” which he found lacking in the Florida workforce."

This is an outrageous statement to make and untrue. What he really meant to say is no industrious and intelligent people will work for an ass like him for peanuts!
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby rogertc1 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:46 am

Cost of living is less in TN than FL.
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby MinnesotaGuy » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:21 am

Florida would have had the chance to meet or exceed the incentives offered by Tennessee, but obviously did not.

It becomes apparent that Tennessee values this business much more than Florida values this business. Kudos to Tennessee.
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Re: SCCY Leaving Daytona

Postby wrench459 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:13 pm

Who knowns
maybe we'll see a 1911 platform chambered in 9mm from SCCY.
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