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JodyJazz Completes Major Factory & Office Expansion

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• Created: June 22, 2015

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JodyJazz Inc announced the completion of a major expansion of its premises in Savannah, GA including additional factory space and new offices. Owing to significant growth over the past few years, the company was in urgent need of additional manufacturing capacity and increased office space to house additional staff. The ensuing expansion has resulted in the tripling of its overall square footage.

Founded by Jody Espina in New York City in the year 2000, the company relocated to Savannah in 2008 and moved to its current premises in 2011. Towards the end of 2014, the company was able to take advantage of additional space that became available directly adjacent to its current premises and undertook a major building project to incorporate this additional space in to its facility. In addition to the expansion of the facility, the company also increased its staff and is now up to 12 employees.

“Establishing this additional manufacturing space now was absolutely vital to ensure our continued growth,” said Jody Espina, president. “We really needed the additional space to house a third CNC machine, which is already on-line. We need the increased production capacity to keep up with the ever growing worldwide demand for our mouthpieces,” he continued.

The expansion includes additional manufacturing space, new office space, and the building of a dedicated showroom area. The new showroom is really the centerpiece of the expansion. It features a glass showcase with the entire range of JodyJazz mouthpieces displayed, a stage, stage lights, a projector and movie screen and a video studio, as well as a small bar area and a pool table. “It’s a really cool space and a great place to come to test out mouthpieces,” said Espina.

Now that the expansion is completed, the company is going to be doing a lot more to encourage people to visit their new facilities. They will be offering factory tours, video presentations, and the opportunity to test mouthpieces. Commented Espina, “Our goal ultimately is to make people think of Savannah as a destination to come to try out Saxophone mouthpieces.” The company says to look out for more information on their website in the coming months regarding how visits and factory tours can be arranged.

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