LEESBURG / ORLANDO – Blackton, Inc., a family-owned homebuilding materials supplier that opened a 15,000-square-foot location in the heart of Leesburg in 2020 and expanded that by another 10,000 square feet in 2021, now is building on seven acres of an industrial park at the corner of County Road 468 and Main Street.
The first building with more than 17,000 square feet is now under construction and will allow Blackton to expand its roofing and flooring operations with more than an acre of paved, secured storage, according to Michael “Micky” Blackton, chairman and CEO of the Orlando-based firm.
“This building is situated and designed to help us streamline shipping and receiving with drive-thru access,” he said. “The flooring operations also will benefit from the drive-thru with receiving and shipping materials coming in one end of the building and being delivered out of seven bays all at the same time.”
Future plans include as many as five additional buildings, as the company has already purchased three parcels at the site and are looking at a fourth, Blackton said, adding that he established Leesburg location to offer new and existing clients who build in Alachua, Lake, Marion, and Sumter counties including The Villages with a better turnaround time.
The project’s general contractor, Matthew Hanna, said the first structure should be finished and ready for operations to relocate by April, contingent on supply chain issues, according to Blackton.
Blackton currently employs a staff of 30 in Leesburg led by Branch Manager Clay Weaver who has been with the firm for more than 20 years.
Headquartered just north of downtown Orlando with additional locations in southwest Orlando and Holly Hill in east Volusia, Blackton Inc. is one of Florida’s largest and most active suppliers of roofing and flooring to homebuilders. The company has been supplying builders from Jacksonville to Tampa since it was founded more than six decades ago.
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For more information about this release, please contact:
Michael “Micky” Blackton, Chairman/CEO, Blackton Inc. 407-898-2661 Micky@Blacktoninc.com
Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications 407-461-3781 Beth@LarryVershel.com