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New Eustis manufacturer already planning HQ expansion

Expansion plans for the new headquarters of AeroDoor in Eustis.
Expansion plans for the new headquarters of AeroDoor in Eustis. (Wicks Engineering)

Just a few months after buying a new headquarters building and moving to Eustis, AeroDoor International is expanding its Lake County business.

AeroDoor submitted a plan to the city asking for approval to add a 21,179 square-foot building onto its new home at 2770 Dillard Road. That's an increase from the 14,000-square-foot addition the company told GrowthSpotter it planned last November, when it moved to town.

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AeroDoor, which builds huge doors for airplane hangars, said at the time that it needed the extra space to grow its staff of nine, to meet its 30 percent projected growth rate for this year.

Two brothers who bought a part of their father's business purchased their own building and are remodeling it before relocating.

AeroDoor makes doors big enough to allow a 747 Jet or a huge C-130 military cargo carrier to roll into a hangar.

Brothers Jason and Jonathan Mathews own Aero Door. They bought half the family business, the portion that makes airplane hangar doors, from their father John Mathews and uncle Bill Mathews. The elder Mathews' started the business in 1978.

AeroDoor did not return phone calls requesting comment on Tuesday. The project engineer, Wicks Engineering of Tavares, deferred commenting about the expansion to AeroDoor.

In November, AeroDoor moved from Apopka to Eustis, buying the former ABC Sign Products building on Dillard Road in Eustis for $440,000. Rick Gonzalez of Crosby and Associates  represented AeroDoor in the purchase, while Tyre and Taylor Realty represented the seller.

Teresa Burney can be reached at 352-455-1955 or at Teresaburney4@gmail.com. Follow GrowthSpotter on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

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