Heat Pipe will take 15 employees to Tampa


Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 3:24 p.m.

Heat Pipe Technology will be taking 15 current employees from Gainesville to Tampa when the company relocates in November, spokesman John Wagner said Friday. It will also hire as many as 15 more employees initially.

In a July interview with The Sun, Senior Vice President Mazen Awad said the company had 35 employees in Gainesville.

The company would not reveal the pay range or total payroll of local employees, only calling the jobs "high paying."

The 29-year-old company announced Thursday that it would leave its 30,000-square-foot facility in the Airport Industrial Park in November and move to a larger facility in Tampa with access to two interstates, an airport and ports.

A spokesman for MiTek, which owns Heat Pipe, said they were also attracted to Tampa's larger labor pool, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

The company plans to add up to 100 jobs over five years.

The Times also reported that no tax incentives were used to lure the company to Tampa.

Heat Pipe makes dehumidifier heat pipes and hot and cold transfer pipes for commercial and institutional-sized air-conditioning systems sold worldwide.

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