JM Family Enterprises Named No. 2 on 2020 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

September 10, 2020

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Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have recognized JM Family Enterprises as one of the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production for the fifth time. The company and its subsidiary Southeast Toyota Distributors ranked at No. 2 on the 2020 list and is one of only two large companies based in Florida to be featured.

The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production stand out for the way they embrace innovation and provide a leading class working environment. Solidifying its position on the list, Southeast Toyota Distributors recently unveiled a brand-new, state of the art Vehicle Processing Center (VPC) in Commerce, Ga., providing an enhanced associate experience and comfortable and safe workspace.

“We are thrilled with our new facility and the way it has improved our business operations, while also creating a more positive and productive work environment,” said Cindy Patterson, director of Operations at Southeast Toyota Distributors’ Vehicle Processing Center in Commerce. “With the opening of our new facility we not only increased our capacity, but also enhanced the process flow in routing vehicles through the VPC and decreased the labor time required to process each vehicle and related accessories.”

The original processing center opened its doors in 1989, and in the more than 30 years that have passed, Southeast Toyota Distributors has exponentially increased its daily output. The new VPC has increased capacity and improved efficiency to meet current volume, as well as introduced several amenities to provide a better work life for associates. New features include a spacious dining area and Café 441, a fully outfitted gym and wellness center and conditioned air throughout the production facility. In their free time, associates can take advantage of walking trails, a community garden and a fishing pond, all found on the grounds around the VPC.

The 2020 ranking considered feedback representing more than 160,000 employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in the manufacturing and production industry. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“Best workplaces like JM Family have built dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This gives companies on this list a powerful opportunity not just to do well for their people, but also to do well for their businesses.”

The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. In the past year, JM Family also was listed among the Best Workplaces for Millennials [No. 49], Best Workplaces for Women [No. 23], Best Workplaces for Parents [No. 31] and Best Workplaces for Diversity [No. 72]. Plus, JM Family is ranked No. 26 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 22nd consecutive year on the prestigious list.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. was founded by automotive legend, Jim Moran in 1968. It is a privately held company with more than $20 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates. Rooted in automotive and united in its strong culture and core values, JM Family is in the business of helping other businesses succeed. As a long-term partner, it is invested in its companies, associates and its communities. Driven by exceptional performance, current subsidiaries are in the automotive, financial services, franchising and specialty distribution industries. Its family of companies includes: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, a company committed to improving automotive dealers’ performance by offering Finance & Insurance products and services, dealership training and consulting; World Omni Financial Corp. (dba Southeast Toyota Finance), a captive financial services company driven to delivering an exceptional dealership and customer experience for Toyota customers in the Southeast; JM Lexus, one of South Florida’s leading Lexus dealers; Home Franchise Concepts®, a multi-brand franchise network consisting of Budget Blinds®, The Tailored Closet™PremierGarage®, Concrete Craft®, AdvantaClean®, Lightspeed Restoration, Kitchen Tune-Up®, Bath Tune-Up®Two Maids® and Aussie Pet Mobile®; and Futura Title & Escrow, a family of leading independent title and escrow companies which includes Alliance Title & Escrow, AmeriTitle, Pacific Alliance Title, Kittitas Title and Escrow, and Momentum Title Agency; and Rollease Acmeda, a leading specialty distributor of window covering systems.

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About Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC
Southeast Toyota Distributors is the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyotas. The company distributes vehicles, parts and accessories to 177 Toyota dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina and South Carolina. Dealers in this region sell approximately 20% of all Toyotas sold in the country. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, its vehicle processing facilities are located in Jacksonville, Florida and Commerce, Georgia.

Southeast Toyota Distributors is a subsidiary of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with more than $20 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates, which is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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