We want to thank everyone who took time to come out to our groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. A great time was had by all!!! Special thanks to the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting the event and the Florida Small Business Development Center at UNF for helping make this all possible.

A great big thank you to the dignitaries who were all part of the ceremony: Susan Davenport, President and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson, Chair of the Alachua Board of County Commissioners, Hans Tanzler III, retired Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Dr. Lee Niblock, Alachua County Manager, and Staci-Ann Bertrand, Director of Industry Development for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Susan Davenport, President and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, talks about the piece of Texas Governor’s Mansion flooring – manufactured by Goodwin Company – she has displayed in her office.

(sitting from left to right – Hans Tanzler III, retired Executive Director of the St. Johns River Water Management District, Staci-Ann Bertrand, Director of Industry Development for the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson, Chair of the Alachua Board of County Commissioners and Carol Goodwin, President of Goodwin Company)

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The first shovels of dirt!

(pictured from left to right: Commissioner Hutch Hutchinson, Chair of the Alachua Board of County Commissioners; Susan Davenport, President and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Carol Goodwin, President of Goodwin Company, George Goodwin, Founder of Goodwin Company, and Dan Peterson, President of Heritage Wood Finishing Company)