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JM Family Enterprises Named No. 2 on the 2018 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production List by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE

Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have honored JM Family Enterprises as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production. The ranking considered more than 29,000 associate surveys from companies in the manufacturing and production industry. The Deerfield Beach-based, diversified automotive corporation took the No. 2 spot on the list and was one of only three companies in Florida to be featured. 

Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which associates 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 associates’ feedback and reward companies that best include all associates, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.

“We regard each associate as a valued and important member of our family - whether they work at our headquarters in South Florida, at one of our vehicle processing or parts distribution facilities in Jacksonville and Commerce, or at any of our business locations,” said Brent Burns, president and CEO, JM Family. “We want all of our associates to feel valued, appreciated and heard, and knowing this ranking is a direct result of associate feedback makes the recognition even more meaningful.”

The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production stand out for excelling in the industry’s rapidly-changing marketplace. As evidence to that fact, the vehicle processing centers and parts distribution center run by JM Family subsidiary Southeast Toyota Distributors, utilizes a Japanese philosophy called kaizen. Rooted in continuous improvement, kaizen empowers associates to identify inefficiencies in their processes and combine their collective talents to create a catalyst for progress. Kaizen is about organizing events that improve specific areas within the company and also having a culture where associates are actively engaged in suggesting and implementing improvements.

“Manufacturers are changing the way they do business, particularly because of the opportunities presented by artificial intelligence,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like JM Family thrive by tapping into their human potential aided by artificial intelligence and machine learning to achieve ‘innovation by all’ as a competitive advantage.”

The Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. This past summer, for the third year in a row, JM Family ranked No. 49 on the list of the Best Workplaces for Millennials. JM Family also came in at No. 51 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list, its 20th consecutive year on the prestigious list.

About the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production
Great Place to Work® based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 29,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit Greatplacetowork.com.

About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is a global people analytics and consulting firm that helps companies produce better business results by focusing on workplace culture. Powered by more than 30 years of research, Emprising®, its SaaS-enabled survey and analytics platform, gives companies access to the assessments, data, and reporting needed to build a high-trust, high-performance culture. 

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About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $15.1 billion automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” It is also ranked No. 51 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 20th consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,200 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; and JM Lexus, the largest volume Lexus dealership in the world. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; and St. Louis, Mo. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/JMFamilyEnterprises.