MANATEE -- Intertape Polymer Group is moving from its long-time Bradenton home to Sarasota, a county official said Friday.
The company will be moving from its facility at 3647 Cortez Road W. to a new home in Sarasota, said Cheri Coryea, Manatee County's director of neighborhood services, who supervises the county's economic development program.
"It was a building issue, they wanted to consolidate and expand, they were looking for something the size they needed, in proximity to I-75," said Coryea.
The county's economic development staff had attempted to help the company remain in Manatee County, but was unable to match it specific requirements, she added.
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"Luckily, they're not going too far away," Coryea said Friday. "We just didn't have access to a building to meet their proximity and size needs.
"Hopefully all the people from Manatee County who work there can transition a little farther," she said.
Until now headquartered in Bradenton and Montreal, Quebec, Intertape manufactures a variety of film-based pressure sensitive and water-adhesive tapes, films, fabrics and packaging systems.
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