During the winter of 1976, seeking year round work for the mills, owner Carmen Ando worked his way down the Eastern Seaboard and wound up settling in Florida. Under the name of Turtle Southeast, Carmen traveled the Southeast promoting the benefits of cold milling, pioneering a new industry in the region.
Carmen was joined by his son, David (current President), in 1983 and Turtle Southeast was incorporated in the State of Florida. Son Thomas (current Vice President) joined Turtle in 1984. Both sons started as equipment operators in Florida and in Puerto Rico. Their hands-on experience has been a key element in Turtle’s success. Today Turtle’s experience and dedication to providing quality service are unsurpassed in the industry.
In May of 2006 Turtle aquired East Coast Milling, Inc. and created East Coast Milling Turtle, LLC., setting up a full service facility in Vero Beach, Florida. With added capacity and operations on both coasts of Florida, Turtle is better equipped than ever before to handle all your milling needs with unmatched efficiency.