“Gov. Scott, who has toured dozens of small businesses and manufacturing companies in his 13 months as the state’s chief executive, Friday added one from Fort Myers to his list. He spent an hour touring Dean Steel Buildings Inc., met with company owners and officials and answered questions from a group of employees.
“I have visited all types of businesses,” the governor said. “It’s great to see companies, like this one, that have found their niche.”
“That specialty is selling steel components throughout the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and Latin America to build heavy-duty metal buildings that have stood the test of hurricanes and earthquakes. After touring the steel works, Scott sat down with five employees from all different parts of the operation: Bill Clark, Margie Brown, Juan Enriquez, Elvia Mora and Susie Azucena Fajardo.”
“Tell us how we can do things better,” Scott said.”
“The five peppered the governor with questions and suggestions ranging from how to construct more efficient school buildings, to the Everglades to oil drilling to tourism. Scott officials have been touting job growth with unemployment numbers dropping and businesses hiring. Dean Steel, which has 112 employees, is among those taking on help.”
“We’ve added 20 some odd folks in the past month,” Charles Dean said.“We’re making money offshore and bringing it home,” Dean said. He said his company is at the forefront of rebuilding Haiti after the earthquake two years ago.”