The Allstate Steel Co. Inc. of Jacksonville has won a $2 million contract to supply structural steel for the Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Kissimmee.
Allstate will fabricate 345 tons of structural steel, including large trusses for the center, which will manufacture smart sensors for an industry-led consortium. The 100,000-square-foot Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center will serve as an anchor for Osceola County’s 500-acre tech campus. The center will study and manufacture smart sensors — technology that is expected to have a global market of $154 billion by 2020.
The $75 million center, which currently is under construction and set for an early 2017 completion, is expected to create nearly 20,000 new high-tech, high-wage jobs within 10 years and more than 80,000 total jobs related to the project and $482 million in tax revenue generated.
Skanska awarded the contract.