By Tamas Mondovics
State and Local officials were pleased to hear of Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation’s decision to bring its headquarters location for a new joint venture to Hillsborough County.
Florida Governor Rick Scott took charge in the announcement that the Advanced Airfoil Components manufacturing facility will lead to the creation of 350 new jobs by the I-4 corridor with a capital investment of approximately $139 million.
The company will produce turbine blade and vane (broad blade) cast components for power generation.
The I-4 corridor within the borders of Hillsborough County includes County Line Road, has emerged as a key location for the distribution, logistics and manufacturing operations of major corporations.
A recent press release about the move emphasized that Siemens and Chromalloy evaluated multiple states before ultimately choosing Florida as the best destination for this new headquarters.
“I’m proud to announce that Siemens and Chromalloy chose Florida as the best place to start their new joint venture that will create 350 new jobs for families in the Tampa area,” Scott said.
According to Seimens, Advanced Airfoil Components will hire workers for a range of skilled positions, including technical engineers, manufacturing technicians and production workers. The new facility will be leasing 210,000 sq. ft. at Tampa Regional Industrial Park and is scheduled to open in late 2018. Siemens already has approximately 5,200 employees in Florida.
“Siemens is very pleased to make additional investments in the I-4 corridor, where we already have more than 5,000 employees,” Siemens USA CEO Judy Marks said. “We’re a global company that is proud to be ‘U.S. local,’ with over 60 manufacturing sites across the country. This joint venture with Chromalloy streamlines our supply chain and ensures we have the most advanced technologies as we pursue performance gains for our gas turbines.”
Sharing his thoughts on the benefits, Chairman of the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners Stacy White said, “We are excited to welcome Advanced Airfoil Components to Hillsborough County and thank them for their investment in our community. The addition of hundreds of skilled manufacturing jobs is great news for local families. We are confident that the quality of our workforce and the responsiveness of our colleges and universities to the industry’s evolving training needs will help Advanced Airfoil Components thrive here for decades to come.”
For more information about Hillsborough County, please visit www.HCFLGOV.net.