- Tuesday 05 March 2019
The Jetty Specialist has today (March 5) opened their new $13 million purpose-built marine manufacturing facility in the Sunshine Coast Industrial Park.
Joining the business owner and founder, Neil Morris and his family, Sunshine Coast Council Mayor Mark Jamieson praised The Jetty Specialist team for their tenacity and dedication to building the business to where it is today.
“From its origins on their back porch in Minyama in 1986 to this outstanding new facility here today, the Morris family is a great example of local entrepreneurs growing their business, providing employment opportunities and contributing to our Sunshine Coast community,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“This new purpose built factory incorporates state-of-the-art equipment, the latest technology, high-end fixtures and fittings along with a waterway specifically created to test marine infrastructure.
“It’s an impressive space and will enable The Jetty Specialist to boost production and continue building high quality pontoons, jetties and marine infrastructure from the new factory.
“When businesses like The Jetty Specialist have confidence to re-invest in the region, it has a flow-on effect of creating more jobs, better access to products and services and supporting other businesses to grow through their product and supply chain requirements.
“The Jetty Specialist currently supports 60 full time jobs and is predicted to grow to 75 full time jobs within the next four years.”
Owner and founder Neil Morris said he and his family were proud of their contribution to the Sunshine Coast.
“Spending time on the water, whether it be out on the boat fishing or enjoying lunch at one of the many marinas, this lifestyle is what we love,” Mr Morris said.
“So to be able to run a national business on the Sunshine Coast and service people across Australia is a real honour.
“In addition, as our business grows, we can offer more jobs to locals, giving families the opportunity to live and work on the Sunshine Coast, just as we have done.
“We’re excited about this new phase of our business and look forward to continuing to build high quality marine infrastructure for all Australians – shipped from the Sunshine Coast.”
For more details on TJS Marine visit https://www.tjsmarine.com.au
To find out more about business investment on the Sunshine Coast, visit Invest Sunshine Coast
Photo: Mayor Mark Jamieson pictured with (L to R) Neil Morris, Jacob Morris and Dane Morris.
The Jetty Specialist was established in April of 1986 as an operating company specialising in the design, construction and installation of pontoons and boardwalks for the south-east Queensland domestic waterfront market. Since then, The Jetty Specialist has become the leading supplier in this market. Through a continued focus on research and development, the company has subsequently expanded into the commercial and government areas.
The Jetty Specialist joins other large companies who have recently invested in new purpose-built facilities in the Sunshine Coast region including:
• Langs Building Supplies - $20 million investment in Caloundra and 100 new jobs
• BizFurn - $45 million investment in Yandina and 80 new jobs (already employs 120)
• Youi - $73 million global headquarters in Sippy Downs and home to more than 1300 skilled workers