International medical supply distribution firm Mercedes Medical, Inc.
has twice topped the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies -- and they are growing once again. Mercedes is adding 50 new jobs as they expand their Bradenton facility.
"We have been growing steadily at 10 percent annually, but we anticipate much faster growth,'' says CEO Alex Miller.
Mercedes is adding inside sales representatives, customer care representatives, purchasing agents, accounting clerks and warehouse administration to its existing 64-member team. Miller is looking for enthusiastic and technologically proficient professionals who will bring a value-add to their team.
The company qualified to receive up to $111,000 in performance-based incentives from the Manatee Board of County Commissioners as they add new positions at or above 115% of the local wage of $35,633. The expansion is anticipated to generate $25 million in revenue.
"The expansion allows us to double our sales force while adding other support positions,'' says Miller.
Located in Bradenton, Mercedes is currently renovating the former 4,800-square-foot Merita Bakery, just next door to their existing facility, therefore making the "transition, expansion and integration seamless.'' The firm plans to take over the new facility by the end of spring 2013. Miller shares that over a three-year period, the Bradenton Area EDC’s incentive will "cover an estimated 65-75% of the capital expenditures related to the conversion of warehouse space to office space.''
"We are currently on target to $30 million in revenue for 2013,'' says Miller. Mercedes' 2015 goal is $50 million.
Mercedes will be adding professionals to their team based upon a monthly hiring schedule. The firm recruits through ADP Total Source on Monster and will also use Suncoast Workforce for recruiting and testing.
Writer: Kaye Brown
Source: Alex Miller, Mercedes Medical