Intellitech, a Maryland manufacturer of liquid filling and closure machinery used in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, relocated its corporate headquarters to St. Petersburg.
The company expects to bring 15 manufacturing and headquarters-related jobs to their new location, and invest at least $2 million in the facility and the region, according to a statement. The company's new office is at 11801 28th St. N., St. Petersburg.
"We're celebrating our 21st year in business, and this relocation will help to push Intellitech to our next level of growth," Intellitech President Barbara Biller says in the release. "Pinellas' medical device manufacturing and life sciences sectors make the City of St. Petersburg the ideal location for Intellitech to connect to both our suppliers and customers."
Intellitech began the process to move to St. Petersburg late last year.
The firm found new suppliers in Pinellas County, including ComTech Precision Machine Inc. and Legacy Custom Plastics LLC to provide fabricated and molded proprietary parts, the release states. Intellitech also recently closed a large contract with Pinellas firm VistaPharm, a manufacturer and distributor of generic pharmaceutical products, to supply precision liquid-filling equipment.
"Intellitech chose to move their company to Florida because they were looking for the most business-friendly environment to grow and create new jobs,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott says in the statement. “That is why we are continuing to work each day to cut taxes and make Florida more competitive so we can continue to attract growing businesses."