Johnson & Johnson Vision: Seeing the big picture

Courtesy of the Jacksonville Times Union Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Centuries later, his words still hold true. A 2016 study funded by the Lumina Foundation found that for every $1 major health insurer Cigna invested on its educational reimbursement program, it saved $1.29. Investment in employee education … Continue reading Johnson & Johnson Vision: Seeing the big picture

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Vac-Con: Employee-owned local company honored for long-term contributions to manufacturing

Courtesy of Jacksonville Times Union By Anne Hammock Mike Rowe once said, “The world is full of very happy septic-tank cleaners and miserable investment bankers.” Rowe, former host of “Dirty Jobs” and advocate for skilled labor, would be impressed with the team at Vac-Con, headquartered in Green Cove Springs. The company manufactures sewer trucks and … Continue reading Vac-Con: Employee-owned local company honored for long-term contributions to manufacturing

Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Courtesy of Florida Times Union Georgia-Pacific is going to spend $400 million expanding its paper and pulp mill in Palatka, adding an additional 80 jobs to a county with the highest unemployment in Northeast Florida. About 850 people work at the mill now. Georgia-Pacific had announced in March that it would make the $400 million … Continue reading Georgia-Pacific to expand Palatka mill, add 80 jobs

Made in Jax: GloDea expanding beyond furniture

Courtesy of Jacksonville.com By Roger Bull The furniture all starts with the same pieces of wood. Southern yellow pine from Alabama comes into the shop in 8-foot pieces, about 1-3/8-inch square. Tens of thousands of those pieces each year are cut, sanded, drilled and assembled into furniture at GloDea, a small shop at the dead … Continue reading Made in Jax: GloDea expanding beyond furniture