Member Monday: NFSA Tours Wayne Automatic’s Corporate Office
Caleb Armbrust, Abbie Gunnells, and Michael Wilson of the NFSA membership team were honored to take a tour of Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers’ headquarters, a Florida fire sprinkler contractor located in in Ocoee. The tour was compliments of Senior Vice President Justin Gey and his team.
Wayne Automatic was founded in 1978 by Wayne Gey. The company handles every facet of fire protection, from installs to inspection, to monitoring and alarms and everything in between. Wayne Automatic handles both commercial and residential projects. Throughout the years, the company has grown from its humble beginnings to include a number of offices throughout several states, making it a well-known name in the southeast. The company’s Florida locations include its corporate office in Ocoee, as well as offices in Jacksonville, Deerfield Beach, Tampa, and Fort Meyers. The company also has North Carolina offices in Concord and Raleigh.
The Wayne Automatic Difference
As Justin and the NFSA team toured the seemingly ever-expanding Wayne Automatic offices, one talking point constantly kept coming up: the company’s team. Justin shared that the leadership at Wayne Automatic is committed to its team of over 500. Staff members are presented with a number of opportunities to grow with the company and select the path they wish to take with their careers, be it project management, maintenance, or design.
Justin also shared that the company is developing a learning management software (LMS) to provide training for its employees. “The ultimate goal is for employees to earn what we call ‘Wayne points’ which will set them on their chosen career path.” This creative process allows employees to grow with the company.
Wayne employees remain committed to the company even after retirement. Wayne’s “Legacy Council” is comprised of retired employees who strive to promote the industry to the next generation of professionals.
Wayne Automatic and NFSA
The National Fire Sprinkler Association and Wayne Automatic have worked closely together for years. Wayne Gey is a former Chair of the Board and Justin is on the Board of Directors. The company works very closely with the Florida Fire Sprinkler Association and is a presence at several of the association’s area interest meetings, golf outings, and other NFSA events. Wayne Automatic also takes advantage of several NFSA member benefits, including expert of the day, Tech Notes, and chapter meetings.
For more information on Wayne Automatic Fire Sprinklers and their dedication to saving lives and protecting property in Florida, North Carolina, and the entire southeast, visit their website at https://www.waynefire.com/.