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Sanford. Fla.-based bus-conversion manufacturer Millennium Luxury Coaches is scouting for a new home near its current location, according to the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
“Our business has grown to the point where we’re outgrowing this location,” said Evelyn Figueroa, vice president of Millennium Luxury Coaches.
The converter of Prevost bus shells is interested in sites in DeBary., a community in Volusia County not far from Sanford.
“We’re also looking in Seminole County, but Volusia County has put together a nice incentive package and that’s making DeBary more attractive,” Figueroa said.
Earlier this month, the Volusia County Council approved a $15,000 local match for $75,000 in state funds to produce a relocation incentive. Millennium, which has about 37 employees, could add “20 or so” workers in a larger facility, Figueroa said.
Millennium currently leases its space at the Port of Sanford on the St. John’s River, Figueroa said, but would like to “put down roots” and own its manufacturing plant. DeBary is attractive because it’s close to Millennium’s current location and many of its employees come from Volusia County, she said.
Figueroa and her husband, Millennium President Nelson Figueroa, have been looking at “a couple of places in DeBary, but we’re actually looking all over (southwest) Volusia County” as far north as Lake Helen, she said.
A decision on a site could be made within the next month or so, she added, with construction projected to take about a year.
The company also services and repairs the bus conversions it sells, so the Figueroas are looking for potential sites accessible to I-4 or other main thoroughfares that would provide easier access for prospective and current owners of conversions, Figueroa said.