Building homes out of coal creates jobs for this Orlando firm

When Bill Easter decided to launch a new division within his company Semplastics LLC, he went back to a familiar organization for help.

Easter co-founded Oviedo-based plastic components maker Semplastics in 2000 and moved to the University of Central Florida’s Research Park business incubator more than a decade later. When Semplastics in 2013 spun out an advanced materials division, X-Mat, Easter returned to the incubator in search of a lab. 

This venture is winning support from state and…