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Novolex Expands Hilex Poly Manufacturing Complex in Jacksonville, Florida

04/14/2016
A manufacturer of plastic bags for retailers, Novolex will be expanding its Hilex Poly brand manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The company will create 25 new jobs and invest $6 million in the local community.

Ben Mascarello, Novolex Chief Operating Officer, said, “We are very excited to be investing in our Jacksonville team. Their strong safety record, excellent quality and drive to improve made this an easy decision.”

Mark Daniels, Novolex Senior Vice President of Sustainability, said, “While we considered several sites throughout the United States for this expansion, it was clear that Jacksonville was the most business-friendly location for the Novolex team to continue growing. We are proud to be a part of the Jacksonville community, and our company has experienced exciting success in Florida in recent years. I appreciate Governor Scott’s work to cut taxes and support manufacturers like Novolex, and I look forward to our continued success in the Sunshine State.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida manufacturers are incredible job creators for our state, and I am proud to announce Novolex will be creating 25 new jobs for Jacksonville families. I am also proud to ceremonially sign the HB 7099 tax cut package today and I commend bill sponsors Senator Dorothy Hukill and Representative Matt Gaetz for their relentless commitment to putting more money back into the pockets of Florida taxpayers through passing this legislation. This bill will not only give Florida families an important back-to-school sales tax holiday, but it will also permanently eliminate the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment so companies like Novolex can invest more money in growing their business and creating new jobs. We will continue to do all we can to cut more taxes and support economic growth so Florida can become first for jobs.”

Senator Dorothy Hukill said, “This tax cut package will have an incredible effect on the businesses growing jobs in our state and the Floridians who work each day to provide for their loved ones. Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature have proven time and time again that we want to give more money back to those that most deserve it- Florida’s hardworking taxpayers. I applaud everyone for their hard work in support of this bill and am proud to celebrate its passage today.”

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