Volusia County-based Company Selected to Participate in State's GrowFL Economic Gardening Program
HOLLY HILL, Fla. (May 26, 2011) –Mediatech, a manufacturer of all-wood workstations, podiums, desks and presentation control systems, has been accepted into GrowFL, a state-funded program that provides free technical assistance to small businesses.
Founder and Chief Technology Officer Lou Gallo started the Holly Hill-based company in 1990 to sell products to the federal government through contracts with large defense contractors.
Today, with 24 employees in Holly Hill, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and Texas, Mediatech designs, manufactures and integrates advanced presentation systems primarily for higher education, as well as governmental agencies.
Gallo said the affiliation with GrowFL should help accelerate his company’s growth tremendously.
“It will give our company the infrastructure and professional support it needs to reach the next level,” he said.
A part of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute, GrowFL was created in 2009 by the Florida Legislature and is based at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. When selecting businesses to participate, the institute looks for ones that have potential, according to Dr. Tom O’Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute.
“Mediatech has shown that it has the potential to grow and be successful, but just needs a little assistance,” said O’Neal, who also is associate vice president for the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization.
GrowFL will support Mediatech through a number of services, including access to market research and technology, strategy analysis, CEO roundtables and forums, database research and website optimization.
For more information about Mediatech, visit www.gomediatech.com
About Mediatech: Founded in 1990 by Lou Gallo, Mediatech develops integrated all-wood workstations, podiums, desks and advanced presentation control systems for colleges and university classrooms, as well as for the federal government.
About the Florida Economic Gardening Institute:
The Florida Economic Gardening Institute was created by the 2009 Florida Legislature as the Economic Gardening Technical Assistance Program to stimulate investment in Florida’s economy by providing technical assistance for expanding businesses in the state. Qualified companies must be engaged in the following sectors to receive no-cost technical assistance: Manufacturing; Finance & Insurance Services; Wholesale Trade; Information Industries; Professional, Scientific & Technical Services; Management Services; and, Administrative & Support Services. Additional information is available at www.GrowFL.com.
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Linda Nelson, Outreach Services, GrowFL, 407-882-0046, Linda@growfl.com
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