NORTHWEST PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- As the ribbon is cut Tuesday morning for a new facility, more than 50 veterans will have jobs.
The new Locus Traxx headquarters, located in Northwest Palm Beach County off Beeline Highway in unincorporated Jupiter, covers more than an acre of land -- 60,000 square feet that will be used for corporate offices and manufacturing division.
The Jupiter-based Locus Traxx company ships and tracks temperature-controlled food. Using GPS-like tools, the company assembles yellow tracking devices that allow businesses to monitor temperature of food en route, as well as fuel and oil of the truck. Workers say that helps in both ensuring safety of food, and saving money for companies.
Fifty new jobs are being created by the company's expansion. President and CEO David Benjamin says the jobs will be filled with veterans.
"They're good team players, they've got great education, they're technically savvy," Benjamin said. "They are smart young men and women, they've got leadership capabilities, it's a win-win for both of us."
When the company opened its doors five years ago, they had five employees. The newest additions will bring the payroll to more than one hundred.