JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts
Already known as the #1 composite tool producer in the marine industry, Marine Concepts is now gaining attention for new areas of work. It is this decision to diversify that has led Marine Concepts and its new division, JRL Ventures, back into a growth mode.
Matt Chambers, President of JRL Ventures/Marine Concepts, says his company took advantage of business opportunities and working together, management and staff engineers were able to explore and develop a new line of products for several new market segments. Their customers now include theme parks, governments, wind energy industries, architectural construction and the aerospace industries.
In the year 2010, Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures won the Blue Chip Business Community Award. The annual award is presented to a local business that has overcome adversity to achieve success. The stories of courage and perseverance by these businesses are an inspiration to the business community and elected officials.
Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures was selected the winner because of the determined efforts of its management and employees to deal with the devastating economic downturn in the marine industry. Once down to 25 employees, Chambers reports that his company's employee base is close to 80 strong and expected to further grow in response to the demand for their products. Founded in 1975, Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures, located on Pine Island Road, celebrated its 35th anniversary in March, 2010.