A Tampa surgical supply company has bought a new facility and is moving its operations with plans to expand its workforce.
SurgiShop, which currently operates out of a 6,000-square-foot warehouse at 8910 N. Dale Mabry Highway, bought its new building in Lutz and is nearly doubling its footprint to 11,381 square feet.
The new facility, at 19235 US Highway 41, includes space for offices and a larger warehouse. A LoopNet profile says the property is 1.5 acres.
According to Hillsborough County property records, the company paid $2.74 million. (The buyer was an LLC named Asset Surplus Reallocation whose address is the same as the new Lutz property and whose registered agent is Nicholas Derian, SurgiShop’s chief operating officer.)
It was previously owned by CA Properties and KTech Holdings, which, records show, paid $1.9 million last year.
The purchase of the new facility was announced by the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council. The council says in the statement that it helped SurgiShop search for the property, provided the company with labor market data and connected it to CareerSource Tampa Bay.
As part of its expansion, the company plans to add up to 20 jobs in the next three years. These, according to the statement, will be in sales, customer service, warehouse operations and professional services.
SurgiShop started out as a wholesale distributor of high-end surgical disposable and moved into the retail market five years later.
Today, the company is a “distributor of high-end, long-dated, surgical disposables.”
“Our inventory consists primarily of (original equipment manufacturer) surplus from domestic medical facilities within our vetted network,” it says in the statement.
According to SurgiShop’s website, its purchases are from medical supply manufacturers including Ethicon Surgical Technologie, Covidien Product, Bard and Arthrex. In an FAQ on the site it says its “products are long-dated and in OEM packaging. We do not reprocess, resterilize, relabel, or alter our products in any way. Our quality control team checks each shipment” to make sure customers are satisfied.
The Tampa Bay EDC could not say if the company had moved yet or, if it hadn’t, when it planned to. It also could not say how many employees SurgiShop currently has.