R.J. Corman Signaling, a newly formed subsidiary of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, will locate its regional headquarters in Orange Park, Florida, where the firm plans to create 58 engineering jobs. Its Clay County headquarters will be used to accelerate early stage growth in the company’s engineering of railroad signal system design, wiring, construction, maintenance, packaging, material warehousing, and logistics.
A multi-service provider to the railroad industry, R.J. Corman Railroad Group chose Clay County because of the quality of Florida’s engineering talent pipeline and low training costs, Gov. Rick Scott’s Office said. The northeast Florida region offers an excellent infrastructure with the existence of several highways, railways, and seaports that provide access to all global markets.
“Governor Scott, Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope and the Clay County Economic Development Council have been impressive. Their teams have been forthright, informative and decisive in working with R. J. Corman Signaling Company to locate its southeast regional headquarters here in Clay County Florida,” said Craig King, President of R.J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC. “We wanted close access to Florida engineering schools which we consider significant. We wanted to attract employees to life in the Sunshine State. We’re excited to grow our operations right here.”
“Florida is 5th in high-tech employment, and ranks at the top among all states for employment in communications equipment manufacturing, internet and telecommunications, engineering services, computer systems design and other high-tech fields,” said Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, who serves as President & CEO of Enterprise Florida. “We are very fortunate that a company like R.J. Corman sees the strength in our workforce and has chosen to establish their new regional headquarters here.”
Bill Garrison, Director of the Clay County Economic Development Council said “We are very excited about the R. J. Corman expansion into Clay County. The jobs created are high-paying, high-tech jobs that any community would love to have. R. J. Corman is an outstanding company that has been growing strongly since it was founded by Richard Corman in 1973. Clay County is proud that we had the resources to meet Corman’s needs, and we look forward to being the home of the new Signaling Division.”
“This is a great win for our region and is adding to the more than 3,200 jobs already announced this year,” said Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership. “R.J. Korman Signaling will add to the growing number of technology firms that are finding top industry talent right here in Northeast Florida.”