The Jetty Specialist opens $13 million factory
New manufacturing facility on Sunshine Coast set to create more jobs.
Queensland marina and pontoon manufacturer The Jetty Specialist has opened a new $13 million purpose-built manufacturing facility on the Sunshine Coast.
Established in 1986 by Neil and Leith Morris, the company specialises in the design, construction and installation of pontoons, jetties and marina infrastructure, operating under the banner of TJS Marine Group. The group encompasses several companies including The Marina Specialist, The Jetty Specialist and The Piling People, along with Ausfloat Pty Ltd.
The company currently supports 60 full-time jobs and is expected to grow to 75 full-time jobs within the next four years.
At the opening of the new manufacturing facility, 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,” he 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.”
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson officially opened the new facility, praising the family-run company for its success in 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,” he 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.”