Tampa Tank, Inc. & Florida Structural Steel expands Tampa headquarters & Gibsonton, Florida, manufacturing hub

19 August 2015

Tampa Tank, Inc. & Florida Structural Steel will expand its headquarters in Tampa and manufacturing center in Gibsonton, Florida. The company plans to create 108 jobs.

The company provides complete design, shop fabrication, shipment, field erection, inspection, and testing of welded steel products. The company is investing a combined $18 million in the expansion project, including a retrofit of an existing 40,000 square foot facility and a brand new 120,000 square foot building at Port Redwing.

“Today’s announcement signifies Tampa Tank’s strong commitment to our community, and the remarkable success our company is enjoying nationally and globally,” said David Hale, CEO of Tampa Tank, Inc. & Florida Structural Steel. “We appreciate the strong support we’ve received from our public and private partners, particularly Port Tampa Bay.”

The Tampa-based company currently employs 194 Floridians. Twenty four of the new jobs will be added at its headquarters in Ybor City, a Tampa tourist district, and 84 jobs will be created at their Port Redwing manufacturing facility in Gibsonton.

“I’m proud to announce that Tampa Tank’s expansion will create over 100 new jobs. Manufacturing companies like Tampa Tank provide great jobs for Florida families, which is why we eliminated the sales tax on manufacturing equipment to create more opportunities for manufacturers to succeed in our state. We look forward to Tampa Tank’s continued growth in Tampa Bay”, said Governor Rick Scott.

Bill Johnson, President/CEO of Enterprise Florida said, “Our cost-competitive environment, favorable overall tax structure, and strong workforce make it easy for companies to succeed in Florida. Being ideally positioned to be the global hub for business makes Florida’s manufacturing industry highly integrated with the global economy. Congratulations to Tampa Tank for their continued growth and success in Florida.”

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “Tampa Tank’s continued growth is good news for Floridians, especially in the Tampa Bay area. The company’s decision to stay and expand in Florida is the result of the Scott Administration’s low-tax, pro-growth policies. Growing a thriving manufacturing sector is a critical step on Florida’s path to become the nation’s top-performing economy.”

“We faced some tough competition from other locations and worked very hard to help secure this deal for Tampa and Hillsborough County,” said Dr. Ronald Vaughn, Chair of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation and President of the University of Tampa. “Tampa Tank’s expansion proves that we have what takes as a region to work collaboratively to transform Port Redwing into a powerful economic engine and ensure that the company can grow its investments and jobs here.”

“Manufacturing jobs are vitally important to Hillsborough County, so the announcement of Tampa Tank’s expansion is an exciting and important milestone for our community,” said the Hon. Sandy Murman, Chair of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners. “We’ve proven once again that we can provide the leadership, business assistance, and workforce that growing firms like Tampa Tank need to prosper here. We look forward to seeing Port Redwing’s transformation and supporting the growth of Tampa Tank and Port Tampa Bay for years to come.”