North American Roofing is heading to the sunshine state. The company had originally proposed moving to Sarasota, Florida, but the board of commissioners voted against a series of incentives. North American Roofing currently employs about 100 people in Asheville, and estimates that it will create around 180 new jobs in Florida. Emily Patrick at the Citizen-Times reports that the company has been headquartered in Asheville, NC since 1994:
North American Roofing has based its corporate headquarters in Asheville since 1994, but company officials announced Thursday they're moving the headquarters to Tampa.
As a result, Asheville will lose the approximately 100 administrative jobs the company created at its facility near Brevard Road.
North American Roofing operates in service areas around the country. No timeline for the move to Tampa has been set, but jobs in the area are already listed on the company's website. To learn more about the impending move, click on the link below to read the full story over at the Citizen-Times.