The Ocala Chamber & Economic Partnership is pleased to welcome two new primary employers the local business community: ZT Polygel and Big Daddy Unlimited.

ZT Polygel

ZT Polygel LLC has signed a lease on a 55,000 sq. ft. facility in Ocala to allow the company to manufacture its industry leading algae-based organic polymers used in hand sanitizers and surface sprays which are the only polymers third party certified and FDA lab proven to sequester and kill COVID-19.

The Ocala facility located at 500 NW 27th Ave, will eventually employ 90 people and will begin limited operations before the end of the year. This is ZT Polymer’s second location in Florida and when fully operational will have the capacity to manufacture enough polymer to produce over 50 mm gallons per month of personal sanitizer products. ZT Polygel is used in its sister company’s line of sanitizer products under the VARIGARD™ name.

When ZT Polygel is used in any hand sanitizer formula, the patented polymers create a three-layer barrier of protection that lasts for more than two hours. Pathogens are sequestered in the middle layer, which does not allow the transfer of the germ to another individual or surface. ZT Polygel has been lab-proven at one of the country’s top COVID-19 testing labs.

To learn more about the unique attributes of ZT Polygel and its sister company VARIGARD™, visit them at

Big Daddy Unlimited

Big Daddy Unlimited, the number one online destination, brand, and seller of firearms, accessories and gear, is opening a 40,000 square foot distribution center, investing $500,000 and will initially create 10-20 jobs.

Big Daddy Unlimited is partnering with another company, We Got Ammo, to assemble ammunition in a portion of the distribution center which will result in a significant additional investment and another dozen jobs. We Got Ammo is a third-party manufacturer.

As the company continues to revolutionize the online firearm industry, they are excited to be entering the Ocala market with expanding their fulfillment. The Ocala Metro is an ideal location for BDU’s new distribution center due to its geographical location and available workforce. In addition, the company is excited to open their first retail location in Ocala under their Big Daddy Guns brand which will have a wide selection of firearms, ammunition, gear and accessories. The storefront location can be found at 3558 SW College Rd., Ste. 400.

Big Daddy Unlimited is the number one online destination, brand, and seller of firearms, gear, and accessories with superior selection and high-touch customer service. They are the largest and fastest growing subscription-based online membership shopping platform with more than 20 years of industry knowledge.

To learn more about Big Daddy Unlimited, visit their website at

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