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Palm Coast Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020 1 month ago

Sparks Concrete moving to Flagler County

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The expansion will include the construction of a 6,000-square-foot building and 30 new jobs with an average annual salary of $31,000.
by: Guest Writer

By: Julie Murphy

Flagler County Public Information Officer

 

Another new business is coming to Flagler County.

Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity and the City of Bunnell announced Sparks Concrete as the latest manufacturing company to expand operations into Bunnell.

Located in Port Orange, Sparks Concrete has solidified the migration of their concrete batching plant by closing on land in the Steel Rail Industrial Park just prior to Christmas. Doreen Sparks who owns the company with husband, Billy Sparks, said, “We’re so happy to be expanding our company into Bunnell and being part of the growth that’s happening.  It’s been a pleasure to work with both the city administration and the county economic development professionals”.

Motivated by the increased demand for their products and services in Flagler County in the last few years, the Sparks wanted to be closer to their customers.

“Flagler County is excited to see manufacturers like Sparks Concrete discovering Flagler County’s assets and choosing to expand their
business here," said Donald O’Brien, Flagler County Economic Opportunity Advisory Council chairman. "Sparks Concrete is going to sync very well with the growth and construction we are experiencing.”

The expansion will include the construction of a 6,000-square-foot building and 30 new jobs with an average annual salary of $31,000. The company will need to hire 10 new employees to start with the additional 20 positions created in the next three years.

“Since economic development is one of the strategic priorities of the Bunnell City Commission, we are thrilled that Sparks Concrete is coming and bringing thirty new manufacturing jobs with them," Said Alvin Jackson Jr., Bunnell city manager. The goal has always been to provide access to jobs that pay a living wage. Having a company like Sparks opening its doors within our city limits makes this a very exciting time for the city of Bunnell.”

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