Steeda Manufacturing Relocating to Valdosta, Georgia

March 21, 2007 8:55 pm

Steeda Autosports will be expanding Steeda Manufacturing & Engineering division and relocating their new headquarters to Valdosta, Georgia. This is an exciting opportunity for Steeda Manufacturing to partner with Georgia Tech and Valdosta Technical Institute to bring our manufacturing and engineering processes to the next level.

Steeda President, Dario Orlando said the company considered locations in Alabama, North Carolina, and other cities in Georgia before making the commitment to Valdosta. “The proximity to I-10 and I-75 for distribution makes Valdosta the perfect place for us” Dario stated. “Valdosta is a clean, growing city and will be good for any of our employees interested in relocating”. While very excited about the expansion Dario stressed, “we will absolutely not be closing the south Florida facility. Both our south Florida customer base and employees are too important to the success of our business. The south Florida facility will be undergoing some updating as well.” “This is a win/win situation for both our customers and present and future employees.”

Speaking at the recent ceremony welcoming Steeda Autosports to Valdosta and Lowndes County were Valdosta Mayor, John Fretti, Lowndes County Commission Chairman, Rod Casey and Valdosta –Lowndes County Industrial Authority Chairman, John Peeples. State Senator Tim Golden welcomed Steeda on behalf of the legislative delegation. “This is a very progressive city and community” Senator Golden stated. “It is also home to the most pro-business delegation in the state of Georgia. Call on us and we will move mountains to make it happen for you”

The 25 acre Steeda campus will consist of the manufacturing and distribution facilities, plus a skid pad, slalom course and test track. The test track will have a variety of surfaces to aid in the development and prove out process for Steeda vehicles in terms of noise, vibration and harshness. The nearby drag strip, South Georgia Motorsports Park, is a new, state of the art facility that will be utilized for vehicle testing and product evaluation. The Steeda Autosports campus should be operational in 18 months and will initially employ 40 to 50 people, with 100 employees hired over 36 months.