Sarasota-based xByte Technologies nearly tripled its physical space recently with the purchase of a new 30,000-square-foot facility in south Manatee County.
The company refurbishes and resells IT equipment, specializing in servers, storage components and networking equipment. They relocated to Tampa Bay in 2006, seeking a great living environment for employees.
They currently work mostly with Dell, HP and IBM computers. The new facility will allow them to expand their offerings to include Cisco products as well as expand their server manufacturing lines. In addition to hardware, the company will also be adding services component to its business model, including leasing, hosting and short-term equipment rentals.
The company participates in the Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation’s
(EDC) jobs incentives program to help identify qualified candidates.
"The community involvement with organizations like the Bradenton Area EDC has been tremendously helpful for us to get our name out there," says Stephen Jaynes, COO for xByte Technologies
, noting that the recognition they receive locally helps them attract good candidates and support their growth.
The expansion will bring about 10 to 20 new positions within the next year, adding to the current employee base of 32. Positions will be sales, administrative and IT technicians.
The company was recently honored in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Florida Fast 100 privately held companies. "It’s big news for us, something we’re very excited about," says Jaynes. The award reflects revenues, job growth and community involvement.
Writer: Megan Hendricks
Source: Stephen Jaynes, xByte Technologies