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Business Observer Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 6 months ago

Sports organization to expand, create 70 jobs

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IRONMAN plans big growth for its Tampa headquarters.

TAMPA — Endurance sports company Ironman announced Wednesday it will expand its Tampa headquarters by 10,000 square feet and hire as many as 70 new workers by next year.

Ironman has been based in Tampa since 1989 and currently employs 160 people. Known for triathlons and other endurance-based athletic events held around the world, the company is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott was on hand for the announcement and praised Ironman for its commitment to creating jobs in Florida.

“Our work to cut more than $10 billion in taxes since 2011 has helped encourage global businesses like Ironman to continue investing in our state, which means more opportunities are available for our families,” Scott states in a press release.

Ironman president and CEO Andrew Messick praised Tampa as a great home for the organization.

“We are proud of the growth Ironman has seen in our time here,” he states in the release, “and we are enthusiastic about collaborating with local partners to continue that growth while showcasing the backdrop and amenities the Tampa Bay area has provided to us and our employees.”

Ironman joins a growing number of corporate headquarters that have recently chosen to expand operations in Tampa and Hillsborough County, including Accusoft, Beneficial Blends, BlueGrace, Nitro, ReliaQuest and Sunview Software.

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