MicroLumen Inc., a medical tubing manufacturer, plans to relocate in early 2011 to a new facility in Oldsmar. The company, which produces catheters, stents and other medical devices, has experienced positive growth and as a result will move from its current location in Tampa's Bald Cypress Place, to its new headquarters in Oldsmar's Brooker Creek.
Robin Reynolds, MicroLumen's controller, explains the need for the relocation due to the company's expansion.
"Over the past five years, we've diversified our product line and started to offer more services to our customers, and that has helped to keep business steady,'' Reynolds says. "In 2010, we have seen increased business as the capital markets have freed up a little bit and our customers have been able to access funds to do more R&D projects."
The jobs that MicroLumen
aims to fill as the relocation approaches will be mostly high-tech positions, and Reynolds says the company welcomes diversity.
"As a small business, we've relied on traditional methods to fill positions such as newspaper ads, word of mouth, networking, things like that,'' Reynolds says. "We haven't so much promoted diversity as diversity has found us. We focus on talent, looking for people with a good work ethic and good team skills. Keeping that as the focus rather than focusing on a specific type of person to fill positions has increased our diversity."
With the expansion of the new office space, MicroLumen plans to increase its workforce to approximately 100 employees within the next three years.
Writer: Kimberly Pattterson
Source: Robin Reynolds, MicroLumen, Inc.