Mosaic officially opened its new headquarters at 13830 Circa Crossing Drive
in Lithia, east of Tampa, on Friday, April 9, with Gov. Charlie Crist in
The company, which
specializes in mining nutrient materials, recently moved 400 employees into the new building that is expected to achieve LEED Gold
certification due to its energy-saving components.
Russell Schweiss, a Mosaic spokesperson, says that the new
building achieved the Gold LEED rating by including a reflective roof, a
95 percent use of natural light, rainwater irrigation, incentives for
fuel-efficient cars and a bike-friendly environment that encourages and
supports riding bicycles to work.
building is situated near the Fishhawk communities in east
Hillsborough County, and consolidates multiple Mosaic offices that
already exist in Hillsborough and Polk counties.
According to Schweiss, the $20 million construction project
created hundreds of construction jobs and increased activity for several
local businesses, including DaSilva's Coffeehouse, Jet's Pizza and
Franks and Subs. In addition, Mosaic donated $100,000 to the Fishhawk
Youth Sports Complex.
recognize the importance of investing in our communities," says
Schweiss, "and will continue to make these commitments. We plan to
announce a significant new commitment in conjunction with the Tampa Bay
Rays at the opening on April 9."
is headquartered in Minnesota and specializes in mining potash and
nitrogen. Its Florida operations focus on phosphate, a material the
agricultural industry values for its fertilizing capabilities.
Russell Schweiss, Mosaic