Diversified CPC International Relocates Florida Operations as They Expand Their Presence Throughout Latin America and Caribbean Markets
Diversified CPC International (DCPC), a leading global supplier of aerosol propellants and specialty gases, has relocated their Florida advanced distribution terminal from Miami to the Sebring Multimodal Logistics Center located in Highland County. The 2,000 acre “Commerce Park” also includes a regional airport with a designated Foreign Trade Zone, as well as other logistics and economic benefits that made it an excellent location for the move.
“Our new Florida terminal gives us a strategic advantage, the ability to better serve our existing customers in the region, and to facilitate growth into new markets,” said DCPC President and CEO Bill Auriemma. “This investment in Sebring, and the recent expansion at our Channahon, Illinois manufacturing facility, is a clear demonstration of our commitment to continuous improvement, and to supplying a superior product that is high in purity and environmentally safe.”
“After 40 years, we had outgrown the Miami location,” said DCPC Vice President of Operations William Frauenheim III. “The Sebring terminal has rail access and is in an uncongested area with close proximity to major highways linking Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, and Miami. It is an ideal location to service our Florida customers, and for export to the Caribbean and South American markets. There is also room for additional expansion as needed in the future.”
“The four-acre site included an existing 6,000 square-foot office building and warehouse,” Frauenheim continued. “DCPC Project Engineer Bob Scott worked with the Sebring Airport Authority, CSX Transportation, and local contractors to oversee the additional construction upgrades required to get the facility up and running. This included installation of electrical and plumbing, a tank farm, 850 feet of new track rails, rail towers, road infrastructure, a 70-foot truck scale with solar-powered controls, fire protection and other emergency systems, fencing, and additional security systems.
The Sebring facility currently distributes pre-blended NP46 and A31 isobutane products. According to company officials, plans are currently being finalized to begin distributing Difluoroethane 152A from the Sebring facility as well.