Just In Time Machining Invests At Least $3.2 Million In Ocala, Florida, Manufacturing Center
Since its founding in 1996, JIT has applied its focus on being a full-service, family-owned, CNC or automated machinery shop providing prototyping, CNC and CNC-turn mill machining, drilling, milling, turning and sawing, welding and metal fabrication. The production facility will serve the company’s southeast customers. JIT chose Ocala over Georgia, Alabama, and Texas because of Ocala’s workforce, CNC skills training program, central location, and Florida’s low cost of doing business.
President/CEO of JIT, Kelly Alexander said, “We have found Ocala and the state of Florida to be an ideal location for our new manufacturing facility. Ocala’s central location, I-75 access, and a developed manufacturing workforce make it an idea location to serve our customers in the southeastern United States.”
“We are proud to officially welcome a new manufacturing company, Just in Time Machining, to Marion County. Their CNC machine shop will bring 25 new full-time jobs to our local workforce with an average salary of $37,000 for CNC operators. Our Board’s commitment of a $40,000 Economic Development Financial Incentive Grant will support capital improvements at the company’s new facility,” said Carl Zalak III, Chairman of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners.
President/CEO of Enterprise Florida, Gray Swoope said, “JIT’s new manufacturing facility in Ocala will add value to Florida’s growing manufacturing industry. The removal of the M&E sales tax is already creating increased interest in Florida as a location for manufacturers. News of that tax removal spread quickly and, when coupled with our strong workforce, low cost of living and quality life, makes it hard for businesses to pass up Florida when looking to locate or expand.”
Governor Rick Scott said, “Just In Time’s decision to locate its new production facility in Ocala is great news for Florida families. Every job positively impacts a family, and these 25 new jobs will allow more Floridians to provide for their families and live the American Dream.”
This project was made possible with the help of close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the City of Ocala, Marion County and the Ocala Chamber and Economic Partnership.
Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio said, “As the state’s economic turnaround story continues, more businesses across the nation are recognizing Florida as the best state in the nation to start or grow a business, live, work, and play. JIT’s new manufacturing operation in Ocala will bring new jobs, investment, and vigor to the area and is evidence that the pro-growth, business-friendly policies of this administration continue to produce results.”
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