Norwalt expands to Tampa with second location
December 13, 2022
Tampa, Fla. (December 13, 2022) – Norwalt, a preferred resource in elite automation machinery, has announced an expansion to Hillsborough County with plans to create 30+ new jobs over the next two years while launching a new product patent. The jobs created will be in production, including electromechanical and assembly technicians with an average wage of $60k+.
Headquartered in New Jersey, Norwalt’s Hillsborough facility will be its second expansion stage of its future growth. The company is investing heavily in state-of-the-art machinery and equipment for its new facility. It will initially lease 10,000 square feet of space from Cirkul, a Tampa-based beverage company and a Norwalt customer, as it ramps up local operations. As the company continues to grow, it plans to invest in a new property of its own.
“As we were planning to launch a new product patent, and our ever-increasing order bank, it was clear we needed to open a second location to support our expansion,” said Mike Seitel, CEO of Norwalt. “Our friends at Cirkul raved about the Tampa community, and upon visiting the area we witnessed firsthand how all the community partners work collaboratively together. In that moment we knew we wanted to be a part of it.”
Started in 1971, Norwalt has grown to become the preferred and trusted resource for elite automation machinery worldwide. Norwalt has been recognized with the NJ Manufacturer of the Year Award by NJMEP and the 28th Annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year Award by the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
The Tampa Bay EDC conducted a site visit with Norwalt’s leadership and connected them to local education and workforce partners, including Hillsborough Community College, Hillsborough County Public Schools, CareerSource Tampa Bay and AmSkills. Norwalt plans to partner with all of them to establish apprenticeships and a strong talent pipeline, as well as supply training materials.
“Tampa Bay’s manufacturing sector is one of the most diverse in the state, and we’re excited to welcome Norwalt to our thriving community,” said Angel Gonzalez, chair of the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council and Regional President at SouthState Bank. “We have a strong ecosystem of local industry organizations, education partners and workforce programs that are key sources of support and collaboration for manufacturers looking to grow and expand their businesses, as the Norwalt team is doing.”
About the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council
The Tampa Bay Economic Development Council is the lead designated economic development agency for Hillsborough County and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. Established in 2009 as a partnership between the public sector and private corporate investors, the EDC works to develop and sustain a thriving local economy through the attraction, retention and expansion of high-wage jobs and capital investment within targeted industry sectors, including Corporate Headquarters, Financial and Professional Services, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Defense and Security, Distribution and Logistics, and Manufacturing. The EDC exists because of the generous support of more than 100 corporations, Hillsborough County, and the cities of Tampa, Plant City and Temple Terrace. For more information, visit www.tampabayedc.com.