Ajax Building Company and RS&H Present New FDACS Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab
Kissimmee, FL – October 3, 2019 – Ajax Building Company and Reynolds, Smith & Hills (RS&H) will proudly present the brand new Bronson Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FLDACS) today in an exciting ribbon cutting ceremony.
Ajax was selected, along with AE partner RS&H, to expand the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory in Central Florida, a project that began in May of 2018.
This 20,414 square foot facility houses the Division of Animal Industry which is responsible for enforcing animal health regulations in Florida, as well as protecting the state from animal pests and diseases which could have major economic and public health consequences. Ajax constructed the new office and laboratory on a forested site adjacent to the existing lab’s complex. It now includes lab space for virology, bacteriology, serology, histology, IHC, clinical pathology, and lab equipment that is compatible with BSL-2 guidelines. Additionally, new utilities, parking, storm water provisions, and covered walkways connecting the new and existing building together. The site was also designed for the possibility of a future expansion for emergency vehicle storage.
About Our Company: Ajax Building Company, founded in 1958, is an employee owned and third generation family operated construction firm. During the past 61 years, Ajax has steadily grown to become one of the Southeast’s premier contractors. Our signature is embedded in projects throughout the Southeast. As a part of the STO Building Group, we bring project experience throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Our solutions to construction challenges are innovative and often exceed our owners’ expectations, regardless of the complexity or size of the project. Ajax prides itself on delivering projects on time, in budget and with the highest level of safety, customer service and quality.