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Gov. Scott touts sticky hires at area firm

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  • | 2:50 p.m. August 9, 2016
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SARASOTA — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in his ongoing statewide jobs promotion tour, made a stop at Intertape Polymer Group in Sarasota Monday.

Intertape Polymer, a manufacturer of paper and film based pressure sensitive and water activated tapes, has a dual headquarters in Montreal and Sarasota. Most executives are based in Sarasota.

“IPG has created nearly 120 jobs in Sarasota and I am proud to recognize their creation of nearly 30 jobs over the past three years,” Scott says. “The success of Florida manufacturers like IPG shows that our work to cut taxes and make it easier for businesses to create new opportunities for our families is working. I look forward to seeing IPG continue to grow in Florida.”

Intertape Polymer, in addition to paper and film-based tapes, develops and manufactures packaging systems for industrial and retail use. The publicly traded company (symbol: ITP; recent price: $20.41) has about 2,000 employees and 17 locations. It had $781.9 million in revenues in 2015.

“IPG is very proud of the opportunities we are creating in the Sarasota community,” says Intertape Polymer President and CEO Greg Yull in a statement. “We have experienced exciting success and we believe our company will continue to thrive thanks to our many talented and dedicated team members. We appreciate Gov. Scott visiting our facility today to recognize IPG and our commitment to the Sunshine State.”


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