ODESSA — An existing office building and warehouse on Byrd Legg Drive is set to become the location for Fleda Pharmaceuticals Corp., a new pharmaceutical manufacturing company set to open its doors later this winter.

A press release from Pasco EDC said the company has already purchased the two existing buildings – an office building and a 9,600 square foot warehouse – to begin phase one of the company’s plans which includes the addition of a 30,000 square foot facility.

Fleda has announced the creation of 30 new jobs for the area.

The process has already begun to turn the vacant warehouse into a Good Manufacturing Practices dietary supplement manufacturing facility where they will produce gummy vitamins. The second phase of the project has been announced as including the new facility along with a research lab for generic medicine.

Fleda CEO John Wang said Pasco EDC assisted the company with expedited permitting, site consultation, and workforce analysis.

“Gathering that information for us was a tremendous help,” Wang said. “We have been so welcomed already by their team and Pasco County.

“We are pleased that our continued focus on the Life Sciences and Medical Technology industry is succeeding thanks to companies like Fleda choosing to locate and grow in Pasco County,” said Pasco EDC President and CEO Bill Cronin. “Their investment in Pasco County will help diversify our economy with high paying jobs and increasing the industrial property tax base.”

Wang said Fleda produces “great tasting gummy vitamins” as a new way to take supplements.

“Our team saw the need to produce something that won’t give you the typical pill fatigue that comes from taking multiple pills, and vitamins every day,” Wang said.

For more information on Fleda Pharmaceuticals, visit www.fledausa.com or contact Lauren Thompson at 813-920-9882.

Also last week, the Pasco EDC announced that the Tennessee-based contracting firm Phillips & Jordan is planning to build a $15 million regional headquarters building at the One Pasco Center business park, near the intersection of State Road 52 and I-75.