JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many.
It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, a health clinic and more to workers.
And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings.
But that’s not good enough — not for the automotive giant built by entrepreneur Jim Moran under the philosophy that employees are a company’s most important asset. That’s why the private company is embarking on a grand-scale expansion project intended to further its mission, cater to its workers and attract new ones.
JM Family’s $150 million expansion, which was announced in April in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary and had its groundbreaking on Thursday, “will make this a world-class campus that we think will drive the kind of innovation we will need in order to excel,” said Brent Burns, who was named CEO in April. “We’re putting even deeper roots into South Florida and Broward County.”
Plans include three new office buildings; a two-story dining hall; 20,000-square-foot sports complex; 900-vehicle parking garage; and 55,000-square-foot conference and training center.