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Defenshield announces move to St. Augustine, FL

April 25th, 2014

After an extensive search for the new corporate headquarters of Defenshield its founder and CEO, Collins White, has announced St. Augustine, Florida will be the new home of the company.

Defenshield’s decision came after evaluating a number of cities in the southeast over the past 18 months which included Wilmington, NC, Charleston, SC, Savanah, GA, and Jacksonville, FL. St. Augustine’s business climate, less restrictive gun laws, and Florida’s climate were major factors in Defenshield’s decision.

“St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce was tremendously helpful in showing us the business benefits of their county, as well as their state, throughout the entire selection process”, said White. “The company is excited about this move and look forward to contributing to the continued success of commerce in Florida.”

Defenshield’s move to Florida is expected to take place over the next six to twelve months and will maintain an office of three to five employees in the Syracuse area until the transition is complete. The company is expecting to bring 15-20 jobs to St. Augustine.

We would like to give a special thanks to all of the support given from local businesses, government representation, and the communities both in New York and Florida during our transition.

Defenshield announces move to St. Johns County – St. Augustine Record