In July of 1942, Florida Molasses, the company’s original name, stood on only 11 acres of land in Lake Alfred. When Bert Shulz moved Florida Chemical Company to 351 Winter Haven Blvd N.E., he perhaps never could have envisioned that his property holdings would increase to nearly 35 of prime industrial acreage. Seventy years later, in October, 2011, Florida Chemical Company purchased 23 additional acres across the road from their current location. Josh Snively, president of the company said, “This new expansion will give us greater logistical flexibility. It will increase our overall productivity, and that is good for everybody, especially our customers.” Two buildings already on the property, one 16,000 sq. ft., the other 34,000 sq. ft. will be renovated for office space, storage, and maintenance. Work has already begun to add necessary fire repression systems, and the maintenance shop is currently operational. Plans have been drawn up for the renovation of the office space, and material will begin to be stored in one of the buildings in June.