Thirteen Hundred Workers Staying In Ocala
Thirteen hundred employees found outÂ Wednesday after months of speculation their company isn't even going to leave the property.
E-one promised to tell its employees before anybody else but by the time they held their four o'clock meeting the word was already out.
When it came time for the city and the county to decide on an incentive package to keep E-One in Ocala; it was clear the workers were the face of the company. E-one employees packed meeting rooms and email boxes and begged elected officials to do what they could to keep E-One here. and while the company hasn't accepted any incentives, it is staying; and that's enough for the face of the company.
"It's been pretty stressful, a lot of who, what, where, when," said E-One fabricator Marc May.
"I think the community was pulling for us to be here, we're talking about eleven hundred jobs at least," said E-One employee Eber Mundo.
The announcement was quick inside the welcome center. President Marc Gustafson readÂ a press release and there was applause from the workers happy to stay in Marion County.
By Greg Bilazarian, WCJB TV-20 News.
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