By: Michael J. Jiloty, Volusia County Economic Development Quarterly
Edgewater, FL - When Robert Schultz leased a 10,000-square-foot building at Massey Ranch Airpark in Edgewater in 2016, he was optimistic that doing business from Volusia County would help serve the company’s growing Sunbelt customer base. Turns out, he had good reason for optimism as the company continues to experience growth.
Schultz Engineered Products is a leader in the design and manufacturing of fuel recovery systems and fuel handling equipment for the aviation industry and the world of highperformance motorsports. The company has more than 50,000 fueling products in service globally and holds patents on products such as the Schultz AccuSample (fuel sample system), Schultz Gauge Guard and the Schultz Single Point Dry Break Refueling System used in NASCAR.
Schultz Engineered Products solves complex fueling issues for some of the largest airports in the world including JFK, LAX and ATL. In addition, they work with the U.S. Department of Defense and General Aviation airports around the world. Company founder Rob Schultz is considered one of the top authorities for aviation fueling and is widely recognized for his innovative product designs.
“Fuel handling of aircraft is serious business. It’s the life blood of the airplane and requires specially designed equipment and precision manufacturing,” said Rob Schultz, CEO and Founder. “We’re always working hard to provide solutions that meet the latest technologies and regulations in aviation and auto racing.”
Schultz plans to re-locate his primary headquarters this summer to the Edgewater location. Specialized research and development will remain in the original New Jersey facility. The move is part of a three-year expansion plan that will increase square footage and add to their workforce by an estimated 20%. Additional staffing will include engineers, welders, machinists and even interns from nearby EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University.
Team Volusia Economic Development Corp. and the City of Edgewater were instrumental in establishing Schultz Engineered Products operations in Volusia County. The company is also working with the Division of Economic Development to explore and identify appropriate resources in the community to support the company’s future growth plans.