Mosaic Dedicates New Florida Headquarters Building
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Mosaic Dedicates New Florida Headquarters Building

April 09, 2010   |   ShareThis

Sample Pic The building houses approximately 400 professional and administrative employees and consolidates several former Mosaic offices in the region.  The staff supports the more than 3,000 employees who work in the company’s phosphate mining or fertilizer manufacturing operations across Central Florida.  The staff also serves the company’s global customer base which includes wholesalers, retail dealers and individual farmers.

Mosaic CEO Jim Prokopanko was joined at the dedication ceremony by Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Congressman Adam Putnam, Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Ken Hagan and approximately 400 invited guests and employees. The three cited the facility as an example of a balanced focus on economic development and green business practices. 

“As a company, we have a strong track record of investing in the communities where we operate,” said Prokopanko.  “We know that our investment in this new headquarters, including many of the efficiencies it provides, will lead to further innovation and continued growth for Mosaic.”

The new building was designed using green technologies, achieving a LEED Gold Certification.  The LEED program is administered by the United States Green Building Council, providing verification that a building is designed and constructed using methods to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as energy and water consumption.  The program also verifies that the construction and operation of the building demonstrates stewardship of natural resources and sensitivity toward environmental impacts.  

Green features of the new building include:
• Water efficient landscaping, including irrigation through the use of captured rain water;
• Energy-saving features such as motion sensor lighting, a web-based energy management system and a reflective roof greatly reducing energy consumption;
• Minimized construction waste by recycling 85% of all waste materials;
• Indoor environmental quality that was enhanced by providing daylight and views to 90% of all interior spaces; and,
• Efficient plumbing fixtures which reduced potable water by more than 40% over a traditional commercial building.

View the opening dedication video...

Photo Caption: Florida Governor Charlie Crist, Mosaic’s President & CEO Jim Prokopanko, Hillsborough County Board of County Commission Chair Ken Hagan and Congressman Adam Putnam said the Pledge of Allegiance with kindergarteners from Stowers Elementary.