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Optym Grand Opening Celebration

Article Featured in the Gainesville Sun:

“Governor Helps Optym Celebrate Growth” by Anthony Clark

Gainesville-based software company Optym started with a University of Florida professor’s research, incubated in the Gainesville Technology Entrepreneurship Center and has grown to 160 employees in four countries, including 80 in Gainesville. click here for full article

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Noteworthy Office Building

Innovation Square Office–Zeeko Ltd., renovation/build-out by The D.E. Scorpio Corporation for Trimark Properties

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Florida Gator UF Alumni Association Fall 2014

Article from “Florida Gator” UF Alumni Association Magazine:

International Innovation

UF Alumnus Arthur Gaziano Opens Research Facility in Innovation Square
By Briana Erickson (2JM)

Zeeko Ltd., a UK-based company that creates precision polishing machines, has joined close to 40 other companies in Innovation Square. The company opened the Gainesville research facility in early summer, says Ed Poppell, economic development director of Innovation Square.

“The research coming out of the University of Florida is what drew our attention to Gainesville. We are excited about collaborating with the university as well as reaching out to our customers in the U.S. market in order to draw additional interest in Zeeko machines,” says Arthur Graziano (MS ’10, PhD ’13), the manager of research and director of the company’s Gainesville facility. Graziano began working for Zeeko in its England, Wales and Japan locations soon after her graduation. Now located only four blocks from campus, Zeeko hopes to enhance its company by collaborating with the associate professor Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet and graduate student in the UF Center for manufacturing Innovation who is doing research on magnetic abrasive finishing, a technology that Zeeko wanted to incorporate in to its existing products.

Poppell explains that the integration of this facility, like others, means new jobs for the community. And that’s why, Poppell says, Innovation Square recruited Zeeko and companies like it to help Gainesville grow its economy.

“We hope that a lot of young, thriving companies will continue to move to Innovation Square,” he says.

Business in the Heart of Florida–Movers & Shakers

D.E. Scorpio Corporation has expanded its team with the addition of two new members: Nick Feagin as an assistant project manager and Paul Shealy as a superintendent. With over 15 years of combined experience in the construction industry, their expertise working on university, health care and retail buildings throughout Central and North Central Florida will be instrumental in expanding the company’s services.

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Nick Feagin,
Assistant Project Manager

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Paul Shealy,
Superintendent

Chinese Veterinary Medicine Institute is Expanding

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Aaron Rogers, Sr. Superintendent D.E. Scorpio Corporation & Zhen Zhao, General Manager of Chi Institute

Construction is underway on an addition of between 14,000 and 15,000 square feet to the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine located west of Interstate 75 between the communities of Irvine and Flemington. The addition is to include a lab, a museum and a lecture hall, and the goal is for it to be done before Christmas, according to Dr. Huisheng Xie, founder and president of the institute.

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Building with Passion and Purpose

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Domenic Scorpio of D.E. Scorpio Corporation

Business in the Heart of Florida Magazine May issue features Domenic Scorpio: “A local community leader and entrepreneur [who] took a leap of faith to start his own construction services company in the hopes of fulfilling a personal ambition.”

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“Business” Movers & Shakers,
Domenic Scorpio Leaves CPPI to Start Own Firm

Domenic Scorpio

Domenic Scorpio

Domenic Scorpio left CPPI in pursuit of personal and professional interests after 18 years with the firm. “I am extremely excited about the opportunities and challenges this new endeavor will bring,” says Scorpio. He is continuing his career as an independent general contractor focusing on projects in the innovation, technology, education, healthcare, and municipal arenas. This includes renovations as well as new construction in Gainesville and surrounding areas. Scorpio will be joined by Rick Buxton, a longtime friend and construction industry veteran of 33 years. They say that they will do their best to keep the public informed of their progress and look forward to visiting clients in the very near future. For more information, contact Scorpio at 352-538-6529 or via email at domenic@descorpiocorp.com.

“Home” Forty under 40

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Forty Under 40

The innovative young professionals who make us proud to call the Heart of Florida our HOME.

Domenic Scorpio was named one of Gainesville’s Forty under 40 in it’s inaugural 2011 year.

What skill do you need to succeed?
Organization and flexibility. I think the former allows you to do the latter.

Funny Fact:
Likes to sing karaoke and breakdance.