These operations initially included gypsum plant sales and operations, dredging and filter press operations and security services. JIMCO’s presence at the site expanded, as the company was awarded work in ore recovery, railcar cleaning and other services.
JIMCO expanded its customer relationship and entered into contracts in Hamilton, MS and Mobile, AL. These contracts included similar functions as at the Savannah site, and added the management of a wastewater treatment facility. In 2009, Jimco entered into agreements with a major tire manufacturer to manage tire maintenance at 11 Metro Transit Authorities around the country.
JIMCO diversified into the transloading business at Norfolk Southern’s Dillard yard, near the Savannah port, in 2008. Today, Jimco has approximately 100 employees across its various locations.
JIMCO’s strategy is to develop long standing relationships with our customers.
We endeavor to provide exceptional value and service from the outset, which will lead to our customers awarding future projects to us. This has been a common theme in our short history and is a key metric for us going forward.
Jimmie Collins, President
Mr. Collins began his career with UNICCO (formerly Ogden) at the Tronox Savannah Gypsum Plant in 1974, eventually reaching the position as site manager. In 2005, he formed JIMCO to continue and expand these services in Savannah. Since starting JIMCO, he has led the rapid growth of the company into various areas that capitalize on the company’s strengths and capabilities.
Brad Ashton, Finance / Operations
Mr. Ashton has been with JIMCO since 2010. Prior to JIMCO, he held the position of Plant Manager with Tronox. Mr. Ashton’s previous experience includes roles as Vice President and Power Project Developer with El Paso Merchant Energy and financial positions with Rohm and Haas Company. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Duke University, and served in the US Navy’s submarine force.