Electrical component manufacturers combine operations under one large roof in Port St. Lucie
PORT ST. LUCIE – TAMCO Group has opened its 411,000-square-foot fulfillment and manufacturing facility in Port St. Lucie, making it the largest facility operated by a private business in the city.
Manufacturers of private label lighting and electrical supplies, TAMCO built the facility at 11675 SW Tom Mackie Blvd. to meet the continued growth of its customer base throughout North America. The building’s footprint is nearly 9 acres under roof – the equivalent of more than 61/2 football fields. The expansion successfully merged the company’s operations from 222,000 square feet across five locations.
“We don’t want to only increase our operational footprint, we also want to increase how we touch this area in positive ways,” City Electric Supply President and CEO Thomas Hartland-Mackie said. “This is only the beginning of this new chapter in our history. My hope is that we’ll continue strengthening our relationships with each other, with our neighbors and with the City of Port St. Lucie and the State of Florida.”
More than 250 TAMCO Group employees and local city officials attended the building’s unveiling Jan. 28, including Mayor Gregory J. Oravec, St. Lucie County Commissioner Cathy Townsend, Port St. Lucie City Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo and the president of the Economic Development Council, Pete Tesch.
“Not only did TAMCO Group invest $38 million in Port St. Lucie, it will also add 50 new jobs,” Tesch said. “This project kept more than 200 existing jobs from leaving the state. Great coordination from the city, county, state and CareerSource Research Coast kept this company, one of the largest electrical component manufacturers in the country, here in St. Lucie County.”
Frank McShane, co-vice president of operations, started working for Tamlite Lighting, which is now one of TAMCO Group’s six manufacturing brands, in Redditch, United Kingdom, in 1990. McShane later transferred to Tamlite in Port St. Lucie in 2005 and helped bring all of the manufacturing brands under one management by creating TAMCO Group in 2014.
“Over these 30 years, I’ve seen the company evolve and grow at an amazing pace,” McShane said. “We went from six, seven original staff members just 15 years ago, to now employing over 200.”
The in-house brand of City Electric Supply (CES), TAMCO operates six divisions: Tamlite Lighting and Fusion Lamps, which manufacture lighting fixtures, accessories and lamps; and F4P, RPP, MCG and Centaur Electrical Installation, which sell electrical supplies and consumables exclusively through CES.
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