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10/17/2014 Member News

Shaw Development Expands in Bonita Springs

Six years after opening a 50,000-square-foot headquarters in Bonita Springs, Shaw Development has expanded at the same location.

The company added 15,000 square feet with a 94x60 section at the back of the building for manufacturing and shelving in the mezzanine for storage.

Special Projects Manager Tom Goettel said the expansion allowed Shaw to stay at the Bernwood Business Park off Old 41 Road, keeping 173 jobs there. He said the company has budgeted for 30 more positions in the next two years.

Shaw Development engineers, develops and manufactures fuel and oil systems for heavy-duty vehicles around the world including tractors and military trucks. The company makes parts for manufacturers such as Peterbilt, Caterpillar and John Deere.

The company moved from Naples to Bonita in 2008 to expand its production with additional machining, welding, paint, assembly and test capabilities.

"Shaw Development is an example of a company that could have gone lots of different places but because of their experience in Bonita Springs and with the work the economic development council for Bonita Springs and Estero has been doing, they felt compelled to go ahead and try to expand within this footprint," said Christine Ross, executive director of the EDC.

According to the EDC, that means 203 direct jobs with $11.8 million in wages and benefits, 199 indirect jobs with $5.6 million in wages and benefits and a $6.5 million capital investment, resulting in a $23.9 million economic impact.

Frank Shaw started Shaw Metal Products in New York in 1944, Shaw Aero Devices was founded in 1954 and Shaw Development, LLC, established in 1959 to serve the ground vehicle market with its lift-and-turn technology for fuel caps.

Shaw Development acquired Gulf Coast Mold injection molding business in 2009 and was named 2013 Manufacturer of the Year by the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association.

Shaw Development
• Address: 25190 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs,
• Phone: (239) 405-6100
• Website: shawdev.com

Christine Cepero, ccepero@news-press.com

Article Link: http://www.news-press.com/story/money/2014/10/16/shaw-development-expands-bonita-springs/17388077/

To learn more about how the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council assists businesses in the community, please visit www.BonitaEDC.com or call (239) 333-2332.