A Gainesville company will soon bring new life to the old Army Reserve building in the northeast part of the city and the surrounding neighborhood.
Phalanx Defense Systems is set to move its headquarters and some manufacturing from its location at Gainesville’s airport to the Army building, which was built in 1953 and has been vacant since 2009.
“That neighborhood, in my opinion, has been overlooked for years,” Phalanx CEO James Coats said. “It’s worth it to me to show that neighborhood and Gainesville that they’re worth investing in.”
Coats said Phalanx is renovating the building and hopes to move there before Christmas.