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Company notes

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times,
published July 2, 2001

AUDIO/VISUAL: Audio Visual Innovations, 6313 Benjamin Road, Suite 110, Tampa, announced the following contracts: Kforce Inc., audio/visual equipment and installation, for Kforce's new corporate headquarters in Tampa, $360,000; and Tropicana Products, Bradenton, audio/visual equipment, videoconferencing design and installation, $380,000.

CONSTRUCTION: Metric Constructors Inc., 5460 Beaumont Center Blvd., No. 520, Tampa, won an Eagle Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Gulf Coast Chapter's Annual Excellence in Construction competition. Metric won the award in the contractor-institutional $10-million to $20-million category for its work on the Charlotte County Jail, Punta Gorda.

FINANCIAL: Florida Bond & Mortgage Inc., 2600 Dr. M.L. King (Ninth) St. N, Suite 600, St. Petersburg, arranged the following financing: City Center, 100 Second Ave. S, St. Petersburg, $14.8-million, permanent first mortgage loan.

Monroe & Giordano, 777 South Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 140, Tampa, arranged the following financing: Kachina Village Manufactured Home Community, Flagstaff, Ariz., a 50 percent LTV loan, $800,000.

REAL ESTATE: Dikman Co., 1315 S Howard Ave., Tampa, announced the following lease transaction: Buckeye Cleaning Center Corp., 8,000 square feet, office/warehouse space, Palm River North Corporate Center Building III, 9330 Florida Palm Drive, Tampa; MiTek Industries Inc., 100,000 square feet, new manufacturing plant, Tampa East Industrial Park, 1801-A Massaro Blvd., Tampa; and NetCom Technologies, 6,833 square feet, Pinebrook Commerce Center III, 10138 Windhorst Road, Tampa.

Grubb & Ellis Co., 3030 N Rocky Point Drive, Suite 560, Tampa, announced the following transactions: sale transaction, Vicorp Inc., 52,000 square feet, building, 11800 30th Court, St. Petersburg; and lease transactions, Vicorp Inc., 19,727 square feet, Gateway West, 3845 Gateway Center Blvd., St. Petersburg.

Rubin Management Inc., 15500 Roosevelt Blvd., Suite 301, Clearwater, has announced the following lease transactions: Independent Field Services Inc., 5,075 square feet, 12880 Automobile Blvd., Suites G, H and I, Clearwater; Jam Designs, 4,350 square feet, Ulmerton Center, 13101 56th Court, Suites 811-812, Clearwater; and Color Spectrum Printing Inc., 12,050 square feet, 12900 Automobile Blvd., Suites G, H, I and J, Clearwater.

Trammell Crow Co., 400 N Ashley Drive, Suite 1700, Tampa, announced the following sales transaction: Carlyle Group, 1.85 acres, WestLake Corporate Center, Anderson Road, Tampa, for an 85-room Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Baystar Hotel Group.

RETAIL: Eckerd Corp., 8333 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, received the Pinnacle Award from the American Pharmaceutical Association and the Health Care Quality Alliance for the contributions of pharmacists in the Eckerd PatientCARE Network.

TECHNOLOGY: Visiosonic Ltd., 21939 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, announced the following contract: MobileTech Inc., in connection with Elitegroup Computer Systems Co., Taiwan, distribution of Visiosonic's PCDJ Silver MP3 player with motherboards manufactured and distributed by ECS.

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