Commissioner Jean Monestime (right) tours Earth Friendly Products in District 2 on March 13, 2013with Earth Friendly Products Chemist Mario Stewart. The tour was part of Commissioner Monestime’s “District 2 Business Spotlight” program which aims to highlight successful businesses in his district.
Commissioner Jean Monestime toured the recently opened facilities of Earth Friendly Products located in District 2 on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The tour was part of Commissioner Monestime’s “District 2 Business Spotlight” program which highlights successful businesses in his district and aims to promote and attract new businesses to the community.
Earth Friendly Products makes ECOS, the world's top-selling green laundry detergent and 150 other cleaning products by using only plant-based, all-natural ingredients. In November 2012, the company opened a new facility in the City of Opa-locka at 13015 N.W. 38th Avenue.
Designed by a LEED-certified architect, the new facility features solar panels that deliver clean, renewable power; solar tubes; daylight harvesting; water and energy efficient appliances, and occupancy sensors among many others that help make it an environmental hallmark for South Florida.
“Having Earth Friendly Products expand their operation in District 2 shows that our community is an attractive place to grow a business,” Commissioner Jean Monestime said.
One of the company’s goals is to provide “good jobs” to its employees. The company’s base starting pay is two-times the minimum wage. The company provides incentives for employees to purchase fuel efficient cars and helps employees install solar energy systems on their homes.
“Earth Friendly Products is another great company offering innovative products and employing our residents with good paying jobs,” Commissioner Monestime said.
Earth Friendly Products locally sources as much of its materials as possible which helps the company’s environmental mission while also supporting other local businesses.
“Earth Friendly Products is exactly the type of business I envisioned when I sponsored the legislation creating the Miami-Dade Green Technology Corridor,” said Commissioner Monestime. “It is my mission to see the corridor – which extends from the Miami River to Opa-locka – attract more environmentally friendly companies.”