|Lakeland Police Department|
219 North Massachusetts Av
Lakeland, FL 33801
Our shared vision for the Lakeland Police Department is dedicated professionals working together to provide excellent service which enhances the quality of life
In partnership with the community, while affording dignity and respect to all persons, our mission is to maintain order and improve the quality of life of the citizens we serve.
We are committed to doing things RITE:
|Hardee County Sheriff`s Office|
900 East Summit St
Wauchula, FL 338973
Hardee County is located approximately 65 miles southeast of Tampa and southwest of Orlando. The county’s land area is approximately 640 square miles or mostly rural, agricultural land. Hardee County includes the communities of Bowling Green, Wauchula, Ona and Zolfo Springs. The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office serves a population of about 28,500 yearly citizens and approximately 11,000 northern visitors and migrant workers.
The mission of the Hardee County Sheriff`s Office is to enhance the quality of life in Hardee County by working cooperatively with the public and within the framework of the United States constitution to enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear and provide for a safe environment.
Based on this mission statement, the Hardee County Sheriff`s Office has the following set of values:
The Sheriff`s Office must preserve and advance the principles of democracy within Hardee County.
The Sheriff`s Office places its highest value on the preservation of human life.
The Sheriff`s Office believes that the prevention of crime is its top operational priority.
The Sheriff`s Office will involve the entire county in the delivery of its services.
The Sheriff`s Office believes it must be accountable to the entire county it serves.
The Sheriff`s Office is committed to professionalism in all aspects of its operation.
The Sheriff`s Office will maintain the highest standards of integrity.
|Polk County Sheriff`s Office|
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880
The Polk County Sheriff`s Office is a full service law enforcement agency servingPolk County Florida. Polk County is the fourth largest county in the state with 2,010.2 total square miles, 1,874.9 square miles of which is land area. The Sheriff is an independent constitutional officer and by function is statutorily charged with the responsibility of providing all primary law enforcement services within Polk County. The agency also provides related law enforcement services to the entire county, including: civil and criminal process, limited service response, assistance to municipal agencies, crime prevention and education programs, victim assistance services, and providing school crossing guards for the Polk County School System.
The Sheriff is presently given the responsibility for the administration and every day operation of the Central County Jail, South County Jail Facilities, and Sheriff`s Training and Respect Program to include prisoner transportation throughout the state.
The Sheriff is also statutorily charged with the responsibility for providing deputies to attend the Board of County Commissioners meetings and for all sessions of Polk County and Circuit Courts within Polk County.
The Sheriff’s Office employs 1,578 full-time (623 sworn, 382 certified, 573 civilians), 256 part-time, and 1,000 volunteer members. The Polk County Sheriff`s Office primary service response area consists of the unincorporated areas of Polk County (those area with Polk County that are outside city limits). The unincorporated area of Polk County totals approximately 1,909 of the county`s total 2,010.2 square miles. This service area is subdivide into specific geographic areas of directed patrol and investigative responsibility composed of two divisions and five districts.
|Highlands County Sheriff`s Office|
434 Fernleaf Ave.
Sebring, FL 33870
Sheriff Susan Benton
Our Vision is a safer Highlands County where citizens and law enforcement are joined together, the rights of all persons are respected, and community values are reflected.
414 W Main St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Our products give farmers a fighting chance to meet the global demand for food. Without the crop yield improvements provided by potash and phosphate, the billions of mouths clamoring for more food would go unfed. That means that over the long term, demand for our fertilizers must increase.
We have the assets to meet the demand. We mine phosphate rock from nearly 200,000 acres of Mosaic-owned land in Central Florida, and we mine potash from four mines in North America, primarily in Saskatchewan. Our products are processed into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to our customers in the major agricultural centers of the world.
Mosaic is a leader in the potash industry with annual capacity of 10.3 million tonnes. Our ongoing expansions — consisting of nearly a dozen discrete, multi-year projects — are expected to increase annual capacity by almost five million tonnes, ensuring that we will maintain our position as one of the premier potash companies in the world.
With annual capacity greater than the next two largest producers combined, Mosaic is the world’s largest producer of finished phosphate products. Approximately one-third of our phosphate product is shipped within North America, with the remainder exported globally through both PhosChem, an export association, and through our own distribution channels.
In total, our team of 8,900 Mosaic people delivers nearly 19 million tonnes of product to approximately 40 countries each year.
Mosaic is a young company rooted in history and experience. Recognized as innovators in our field, this status owes much to the combined strengths of the crop nutrition business of Cargill, Inc. and IMC Global Inc., our founding companies. Each of these companies has been recognized as worldwide leaders in the crop nutrition industry for decades. In March 2014, Mosaic completed its acquisition of the phosphate business of CF Industries, Inc.
IMC Global dates back to 1909, when entrepreneur Thomas Meadows became involved in the phosphate mining business. In 1940, the company mined 50,000 tonnes of potash from its Carlsbad, N.M., plant. IMC Global mined approximately 1.7 million tonnes in the same location in 2003, helping the company earn $2.2 billion in revenue.
A grain backhaul opportunity launched the crop nutrition business of Cargill in the 1960s. Product was needed to fill empty barges to make a profitable roundtrip, so Cargill — already a leading agribusiness company — entered the crop nutrition business. From there, the division grew to be one of the world`s top producers of phosphate and nitrogen fertilizer.
Today, Mosaic is the world`s leading producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash. We employ approximately 8,900 people in eight countries and participate in every aspect of crop nutrition development.
PO Box 407
Lakeland, FL 33802
|Badcock and More|
P. O Box 497
Mulberry, FL 33860
The W.S. Badcock Corporation (WSBC) is one of the largest privately-owned home furniture retailers in the United States. Founded in 1904, WSBC has been operating for 104 years.
WSBC is headquartered in Mulberry, Florida, and employs more than 1,200 corporate employees. There are more than 300 Badcock stores in eight states which offer customers a full range of furniture, bedding, appliances, electronics, accessories and floor coverings.
More than 80% of our stores are individually owned through our unique dealership business model. Because we consign all of our merchandise to the dealers and do not require a franchise fee, our model offers the benefits of business ownership and allows for a quicker start-up than the traditional franchise system.
As we celebrate the growth and achievements of the past 100 years, we also continue to look toward the future, and in recent years have undergone significant expansion and modernization plans both in-store and online.
In 2000, we developed a new store concept called Badcock &more that includes a product line of more than 4,000 items; a brighter, more spacious store display; and a new logo.
While the philosophy "Badcock will treat you right" stays the same, we introduced the new concept to better serve our existing customers and to appeal to a broader customer base. Of the stores that have converted, most have seen at least a 20 percent sales increase.
In 2003, we developed a new dealer contract to uphold new operating standards and enhance the long-term growth opportunities for our dealers. Today, we continue our expansion with plans to target new dealers throughout the Southeast, including Kentucky and West Virginia, which to date are untapped markets.
1101 First Street South
Winter Haven, FL 33880
LOCAL MARKET DRIVEN
Our business structure is designed to value the unique character of the communities we serve and to encourage decision making by the banker that is closest to the action.
A LONG TERM HORIZON
We approach business decisions with an emphasis on long term growth, sustainable profits and the career development of our officers and staff. We will not sacrifice credit quality for short term gain.
WORLD CLASS SERVICE
We will exceed our clients’ expectations by anticipating their needs and responding with a sense of urgency. Each of us has the freedom, authority and responsibility to do the right thing for our clients.
Our bank is built on life-long friendships. We communicate with candor and transparency. We believe that the relationship is more valuable than the transaction.
FAITH AND FAMILY
Commitment to our faith and families is fundamental to the overall culture of our institution.
501 East Lemon Street
Lakeland, FL 33801
|Ashland Performance Materials|
2801 State Road 60 West
Bartow, FL 33830
Putting good chemistry to work worldwide every day.
In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow.
We are passionate about the possibilities created through good chemistry. We believe chemistry is about innovative, differentiated science - and also about the way people come together to solve problems. From the speed at which a call or an email is returned to the lengths we go to develop solutions that solve a specific customer need, good chemistry is what makes Ashland different and what makes us better. That`s why Ashland is one of the world`s leading specialty chemical companies.