TAMPA, FL — Granex recently chose Tampa, FL, to establish its brand new headquarters and first location in the U.S. The company is a leading manufacturer of granite and marble slabs that ships more than 300 truckloads of product every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay. Granex already employs 15 Floridians and plans to add 50 new jobs in Hillsborough County over the next few years.

“I’m excited Granex chose to move their first location in the U.S. to Tampa Bay,” stated Florida Governor Rick Scott. “Since 2010, we have cut taxes over 55 times, including permanently eliminating the tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment this year, so we can continue to diversify our economy. “Florida’s business-friendly environment and world-class infrastructure are helping manufacturers like Granex ship products across the world.”

Raj Emandi, CEO of Granex, said the company was excited to launch the Tampa headquarters. “Florida and Tampa Bay will be known as one of the best granite and marble manufacturing locations in the world,” Emandi said.