March 03, 2019 11:57 AM,
Updated March 03, 2019 12:57 PM
It turns out there really is in great future in plastics. At least there is now in Modesto.
The plastic injection molding company JATCO Incorporated is relocating from the Bay Area to the Central Valley and will bring some 150 jobs with it to the new headquarters.
Founded in 1976, the company has been in Union City since 1985. But recently it has looked toward the Valley to relocate, including spots in Stockton and Turlock. Company president Steven Jones said Modesto won out because of the help of the city’s economic development team and the county’s Opportunity Stanislaus program.
“We picked Modesto primarily because of the cooperation that we’ve had from the city and from the county,” Jones said. “It was nice to be welcomed with open arms from the city and county, who offered to provide all of the necessary support to ensure that our operation would be successful.”