For more than 30 years, MYCO Trailers has worked out of the same space in Bradenton, Fla. Among the tasks facing company president Price Taylor, a marine industry veteran who joined MYCO two months ago, is changing that in the relatively near future.
Though MYCO Trailers has outgrown its longtime location in Bradenton, the company is committed to finding a new home in the area.
“We want to grow and expand into other markets and it’s clear we have outgrown our current facility,” he said. “The big question is: Do we want to buy property and build our own facility or buy something with an existing structure?
“We are going to stay in this area—that’s an important part of our search,” he continued. “We have a lot of loyal employees here with a lot of experience.”
Taylor worked for the Brunswick Boats Group for years before taking on his last job as managing director for Malibu Boats/Australia. He held that position for five years before joining the MYCO team in March. When he stepped into his new role, the mayhem created by the COVID-19 pandemic was just ramping up.
Deemed an essential business, MYCO voluntarily closed its doors for four-plus weeks with the exception of a skeleton crew working on military projects that included enclosed mobile medical trailers for the Veterans Administration. The company did not lay off a single employee during the time it was mostly dark.
“And when we reopened two weeks ago, we didn’t lose a single employee,” he said. “I have been in the marine industry for 40 years and I have always tried to align myself with great companies that produce best-in-class products, like MYCO. To meet our future goals, we are going to need a bigger place.”