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Manufacturer moving corporate headquarters to area, bringing 200 jobs

Illinois-based Signode Industrial Group will move into the Hidden River Corporate Park in Tampa


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llinois-based Signode Industrial Group will move into the Hidden River Corporate Park in Tampa
llinois-based Signode Industrial Group will move into the Hidden River Corporate Park in Tampa
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TAMPA - Illinois-based Signode Industrial Group LLC is moving its corporate headquarters to Tampa.

The manufacturer, which specializes in travel packaging including software, tools and equipment, will move into the Hidden River Corporate Park and bring 200 jobs.

The new office, off Interstate 75 and Fletcher Avenue, will house executives, senior- and mid-level managers, IT and several other roles, according to a statement from the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council.

The company says in an email that “certain members of our team will begin working from Tampa in June, with the remainder moving down over the following 12 months. We’ll begin hiring for positions in the local Tampa area as early as June.” 

A spokeswoman for the council says “there were no incentives involved with this project.”

Robert Bourque, Signode’s president, says Tampa was chosen in part because it “offers an attractive cost of living, great climate and abundant cultural and recreational options, making it an outstanding location for our people.”

“The business-friendly environment and growing economy in Tampa better positions us to grow our company and achieve our vision of being the premier, market-leading global industrial packaging company,” Bourque says in the statement.

Signode, a division of Crown Holdings, has more than $2 billion in revenue and operates more than 80 manufacturing facilities on six continents. It employs more than 7,000 people.

The company specializes in manufacturing products that “optimize end-of-line packaging operations and protect products in transit.”

According to its website, it also has headquarters offices in Switzerland and India.

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor says in a statement that Tampa’s “pro-business climate, diverse talent pipeline and unbeatable quality of life continues to attract the attention of major corporate headquarters.”

Signode is the latest company to either move headquarters or operations to the Tampa Bay area.

Last month, CrossBorder Solutions relocated its corporate headquarters to a St. Petersburg business park from New York.

And in February, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. announced plans to open a corporate services division within the Heights Union project in Tampa.

 

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