First Coast Manufacturers Association (FCMA) Announces Jo-Kell Inc. as their 2020 Partner Member of the Year
Thursday, October 8, 2020
by: Jo-Kell Inc.

Section: Press Releases

Jacksonville, FL (September 25, 2020) – Jo-Kell Inc. has been named 2020 Partner Member of the Year by First Coast Manufacturers Association. This award recognizes the partner member that has demonstrated exceptional achievement in all categories of Leadership Engagement, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Operational Excellence, Workforce Development, Workplace Safety, and Environmental Stewardship. Jo-Kell displays the highest commitment to the goals and objectives of the First Coast Manufacturers Association in supporting the manufacturing community of Northeast Florida.

“Serving our customers is a core tenet of everything we do at Jo-Kell,” said Suzy Kelly, CEO at Jo-Kell, “but to succeed at that, we have to make sure our team of employees is taken care of both at work and at home.” With Kelly at the lead, Jo-Kell presented its staff a $1,500 Pandemic Preparedness Bonus and implemented company-wide safety policies to combat COVID-19. With their mental and physical health tended to, Jo-Kell’s employees have been able to focus on their work while remaining 100% operational throughout the pandemic.

This award from FCMA continues a recent run of distinction at Jo-Kell. In August, Jo-Kell was honored as one of the Top Workplaces in Hampton Roads by Inside Business in the small business category, with Suzy Kelly also receiving a special award for Leadership. “At Jo-Kell, excellence starts at the top with Suzy, and is exemplified by every single member of our tremendous team.” said Kristin Parkinson, Executive Vice President of Operations.


About Jo-Kell Inc.
Jo-Kell is a woman-owned small business, founded in 1977, servicing the military, commercial marine, and industrial marketplaces. Headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, Jo-Kell serves customers nationwide, with locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and California.