FL: MarJam Supply Company to Locate in Central Orlando, Add Jobs
2 Jan, 2013
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The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced that MarJam Supply Company, a construction supply company, has chosen to enter the Metro Orlando region with a new location in the City of Orlando. MarJam plans to retain 18 employees and create up to 10 positions over the next year and make a $1.6 million capital investment in Orlando, Fla.
“Our expansion into the state of Florida is exceeding our expectations. We look forward to our continued growth within the state and the city of Orlando,” said Chief Counsel Jim Holiber of MarJam Supply Company.
The City of Orlando, Holland & Knight and the Metro Orlando EDC collaborated on this project.
“MarJam selected a site in the City of Orlando that is rail-served, so the company could grow their business by selling and transporting products to other locations throughout the nation and overseas,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “This is proof that Orlando is increasingly being considered as a gateway to other parts of the world, particularly Latin America.”
“MarJam Supply Company’s decision to expand into our region shows Metro Orlando’s economic stability,” said Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Metro Orlando EDC.
MarJam Supply Company has received approval from the State of Florida and City of Orlando for an incentive package worth approximately $30,000 from the Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund program. They are also applying for a Quick Response Training (QRT) grant.
About the Metro Orlando EDC
The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) is a not-for-profit, private/public partnership. The EDC serves Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola counties and the City of Orlando in Florida. Since its start in 1977, the EDC, with the support of its community partners, has assisted thousands of companies relocate, expand and grow in the four-county Metro Orlando (Florida) region. This has led to the creation of more than 173,000 jobs; over $9.4 billion in capital investment; and more than 78.8 million square feet of office and industrial space leased or constructed. For more information, visit www.OrlandoEDC.com.
About MarJam Supply Company, Inc.
MarJam Supply Company was founded in 1979, with the purchase of a warehouse in Brooklyn, New York, a few thousand dollars in assets, and the mission of providing a highly specialized and customer service driven distributor of lumber, plywood and other building materials to the trade. Since the beginning, MarJam has experienced continuous and sustained growth. MarJam now operates 33 "super centers" in 12 states that serve the entire East Coast states of the U.S. and is one of the most respected businesses in the competitive construction supply industry in the United States. MarJam owes this growth to the loyalty and repeat business of its valued customers and the dedication of its nearly 700 employees. In order to maintain and extend its leadership position, MarJam continues to pioneer some of the most sophisticated Information technology available. Using its powerful system tools, MarJam is able to coordinate, source and deliver every type of job 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MarJam’s proprietary inventory system allows it to source customer orders from any one of its 33 "super centers". The end result is that MarJam is a true "one stop shop" to its customers.