A Tampa company is shifting and expanding its base of operations to St. Petersburg. Tampa Microwave’s CopaSat is moving to a North St. Pete location from its previous headquarters in West Tampa.
A series of business tracking sites also list a CopaSat location at 4701 Central Ave. in St. Pete with three employees.
The new facility located at 11200 Martin Luther King Blvd. is 34,000 square feet and will employ 80 people.
According to Tampa Microwave’s website, the company chose to move to expand. The company specializes in satellite communications equipment and obtains defense contracts for its products.
Tampa Microwave was established in 1983.
The company is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility at 10 a.m. Friday with U.S. Rep. David Jolly expected to attend.