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Medical manufacturer MicroLumen plans 100 jobs, headquarters in Oldsmar

OLDSMAR — Oldsmar is about to become the headquarters of a medical manufacturing company, which will bring about 100 high-wage jobs to the area.

MicroLumen, whose medical tubing products are used in catheters, stents and other devices, is building a 60,000-square-foot facility at the Brooker Creek Corporate Center.

This is good economic news for a town that recently learned that it will lose some 90 jobs next year when Goodrich Lighting Systems shuts down its Fairfield Street location.

"We're very, very excited," said Jerry Custin, president and CEO of the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. "We really value the manufacturing community in Oldsmar. We know they're extremely valuable to the economy of the community."

On the company's website, officials describe MicroLumen as "the international leader in the manufacture of high-performance medical tubing."

Company project manager PJ Flynn said MicroLumen has experienced positive growth and needs a larger facility. It currently leases space on Bald Cypress Place in Tampa and employs 54 people.

That number is expected to rise to 60 in 2011 and to about 100 in 2014.

"These will be high-tech positions that will be higher-than-average wage for Pinellas County," Flynn said. "High-tech medical manufacturing and corporate operations positions."

Pinellas County Economic Development assisted MicroLumen in its search. No incentives were given to the company because it concentrated its search to the Tampa Bay area and didn't look outside the state.

"They decided that Oldsmar was the best fit for the new facility," said Danielle Ruiz, county business development manager. "It was important to choose a location that allowed for retention of the current workforce."

Construction is scheduled to end in early 2011 and MicroLumen will move in about the same time, Ruiz said.

"Any clean and credible businesses that move into Oldsmar," council member Jerry Beverland said, "we welcome them."

Rodney Thrash can be reached at or (727) 445-4167.

By the numbers


MicroLumen employees in Tampa.


Employment expected by 2011.


Employment expected by 2014.

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