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Gov. Scott: OCTEX Has Doubled Its Workforce

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For Immediate Release
January 20, 2015


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Gov. Scott: OCTEX Has Doubled Its Workforce

Sarasota Manufacturer Benefits From Tax Cuts, Creates More Jobs


SARASOTA, Fla. - Today, Governor Rick Scott highlighted job growth at OCTEX, a Sarasota manufacturer. Over the past five years, OCTEX has more than doubled their workforce and grown from 43 to 90 Florida employees.


Governor Scott said, “Florida manufacturers like OCTEX have helped create more than one million jobs across our state in only five years, and I am proud to celebrate their success. In order to continue to grow our economy and make Florida first for jobs, we will work to cut $1 billion in taxes and create the Florida Enterprise Fund this year to help further diversify our economy.”


OCTEX is a preferred plastics solutions manufacturer and provider to the global leaders in the consumer, medical, industrial and defense & aerospace industries. Since the tax cut on manufacturing machinery and equipment went into effect in 2014, OCTEX has saved more than $87,000.  


OCTEX CEO Jim Westman said, “On behalf of the OCTEX team, I would like to thank Governor Scott for his commitment to creating a business-friendly environment in Florida so local companies like ours can succeed. Over the past five years, we have made incredible investments in growing our team and have more than doubled our workforce. OCTEX is fully supportive of Governor Scott’s proposal to cut $1 billion in taxes this year, and we look forward to seeing many more years of success here in Sarasota.”


About OCTEX, LLC - OCTEX, is an injection molding solutions provider. OCTEX provides innovative, skilled and technologically advanced solutions with an industry-leading time to market to the leaders in the markets they serve. OCTEX has a strong cutting edge and nascent technology focus. OCTEX is proud to manufacture components that are the building blocks for some of the world’s top medical, industrial and consumer products. They are ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certified, reflecting an ongoing commitment to quality and consistency. OCTEX mission is simple: To be the most innovative and technologically advanced invested solutions partner to the leaders in the markets they serve, focusing on innovation, research and development and material science and specializing in nascent and emerging technology. From the simplest task to the most complex endeavor, at OCTEX they know that when you live to engage, innovate and evolve, everything is possible.




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