Progressive Aerodyne, Inc., which manufactures SeaRey amphibious seaplanes, is relocating to Tavares, Florida, from Orlando.
The successful recruitment of a seaplane manufacturing company strengthens Tavares’ brand of “America’s Seaplane City,” according to City Administrator John Drury, who notes, “A year’s worth of work went into attracting this company to Tavares. It never would have happened without the new downtown seaplane base.”
The Tavares Seaplane Base is slated to open April 10.
Progressive Aerodyne officials noted that the pro-business attitude of the city was instrumental in making the move from Orlando. “We are very excited to be a part of America’s Seaplane City,” said Darrell Lynds, acting general manager.
The company plans to make its move in mid-May. The new location will house kit manufacturing, research & development, sales, parts, showroom and hangars. Over time, the company plans to expand the location to include maintenance and flight training.
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